Dance Umbrella is thrilled to bring three international artists to Brixton House for a mixed bill exploring themes of transformation, transmission and representation. Book for all three shows playing back to back in a triple mixed bill for £17, £12 concessions.
Change Tempo is part of Dance Umbrella’s 2022 festival which runs from 7-31 October.
O Samba do Crioulo Doido
In the radical solo work, O Samba do Crioulo Doido, choreography is passed from one Black body to another as Luiz de Abreu and Calixto Neto use dance as a means of deconstructing racialised identities.
Joy Alpuerto Ritter’s solo BABAE is inspired by the “masterpiece of strangeness”, Mary Wigman’s Witch Dance. Joy combines inherited vocabularies rooted in Philippine folk dance, classical, hip hop and vogue.
In what was her first breakthrough solo creation, Linda Hayford uses popping to communicate her state of mind in the introspective Shapeshifting. Working with composer Abraham Diallo, Hayford’s evocative style conjures an otherworldly existence as she passes from one form to another.
Please note there is full nudity in one of the pieces.