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Hofesh Shechter Company and East London Dance
'AN EXPRESSION OF HUMAN COMPLEXITY THAT COMBINED COMMUNITY WITH CONFLICT, VITALITY WITH VIOLENCE, CIVILISATION WITH ITS DISCONTENTS.'
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This event was part of LIFT 2018
150 performers stormed the Tower of London in a spectacular collision of music and dance this summer. Bringing together dance styles from across London and fuelled by rousing music from The Band of the Irish Guards, contemporary a cappella vocal group The Gold Vocal Collective, rock musicians, strings and vocalists and the rebellious history of the site itself, East Wall was the Tower’s first large-scale artistic presentation since the award-winning Poppies installation.
Directed by the internationally-celebrated artist and choreographer Hofesh Shechter, East Wall invited you to discover dynamic new dance created by Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore and Joseph Toonga, four of London’s most exciting young choreographers.
From grime to gospel, krump to contemporary, this epic production indulged senses in a tapestry of music and dance that celebrates East London’s diversity and puts its rich cultural heritage centre stage.
Dates: Wed 18 – Sun 22 July 2018
'ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY THEATRICAL EVENTS I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG LONG WHILE'
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