DanceEast are returning to Latitude festival in 2023. We have once again programmed The Waterfront Stage. Find out more below:
*Please note: these timings are subject to change. Keep checking back to this webpage as we will be keeping it up to date.
THURSDAY 20 JULY
7.30pm FATT PROJECT: BIG FATT PARTY
FRIDAY 21 JULY
11.55am VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE: DOVETAIL
12.40pm AVANT GARDE: SCRUM
2.15pm VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE: DOVETAIL
5.35pm AVANT GARDE: SCRUM
SATURDAY 22 JULY
5.15pm NEW ADVENTURES: DOORSTEP DUETS
6.05pm JOSS ARNOTT: RUSH
SUNDAY 23 JULY
1.20pm JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY’S JV2: CANVAS
3.40pm JOSS ARNOTT: RUSH
5.00pm JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY’S JV2: CANVAS
AVANT GARDE: SCRUM
Scrum is set in the near future, and dance is a crime. We should have seen it coming. We spent the first two decades of the new millennium gripped by fear. The war on terror, financial turmoil, climate change, and global pandemics, an anxious public turned to big tech and invasive surveillance for a safety blanket – but at what cost? Scrum immerses you amidst riotous protest; as a rabble of young digital natives confronts a powerful regime, the question is, will they rebel or conform? Founder and chorographer Tony Adigun weaves Avant Garde’s trademark synaesthesia of hip-hop, contemporary dance and captivating soundtrack unfurling an electrifying 35-minute show for all ages. Scrum overlaps live performance with virtual reality content like never before. Bring your mobile phone and scan the unique QR code on-site to access hidden virtual layers to this unique live dance experience.
FATT PROJECTS: THE BIG FATT DANCE PARTY
Experience anarchical, glorious joy as Fatt Projects take the stage by storm with THE BIG FATT DANCE PARTY. A larger-than-life team of the UK’s leading drag, cabaret and nightlife entertainers, voguers and dancers will guide you through this interactive performance aimed at letting go of inhibitions through accessible interactive dance moments. Expect powerhouse vocals, club classics, disco line-dancing, square dances, and soul trains. Audiences can dance and sing their hearts out as it rains (biodegradable) confetti.
JASMIN VARDIMON COMPANY’S JV2: CANVAS
‘Energy levels were high, frenetic, compelling, unrelenting and so vigorous… quite frankly, miraculous.’ – Bachtrack
Jasmin Vardimon Company’s professional development JV2 presents CANVAS. Built from the Jasmin Vardimon Company’s repertoire it explores the relationship and dynamic between an individual and a group. How it evolves, shifts power, gives rise and at times threatens to swallow the individual within it.
JOSS ARNOTT: RUSH
Joss Arnott Dance presents RUSH, a brand-new fast-paced, athletic and physically charged dance experience created for the streets. Exploring the power of connection, RUSH is a highly charged, physical dance production that creates an electrifying atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.
NEW ADVENTURES: DOORSTEP DUETS
Featuring New Adventures dancers, the Doorstep Duets programme showcases original choreography by upcoming artists in outdoor spaces and non-traditional performance venues, bringing the joy and wonder of dance to all. Glenn Graham, Resident Artist, and acclaimed New Adventures company dancer has created Back to Us; a new work that explores the importance of friendship and the need for connection. In a small town there are three best friends. They are companions, a team, a crew, and their entire world revolves around each other. School, relationships, and family, together they can face it all. But as they grow up, life tests their connection as they are separated and forced to face the tests of love, compassion, and loyalty. There are friendships that endure and there are friendships that fade away; either way they make us who we are.
VANHULLE DANCE THEATRE: DOVETAIL
An eclectic dance duet mixing Breakin’, Martial Arts and highly physical contemporary movement. Dovetail reveals and unveils what it means to rebuild oneself, set within a complicated but relatable relationship. It’s human, it’s organic, it’s emotive.
Suitable for all ages.
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