Hofesh Shechter Company and East London Dance
East Wall at the Tower of London will see a cast of over 150 dancers and musicians fill the moat of one of London’s most iconic buildings for an extraordinary outdoor performance.
Directed by the internationally-celebrated Hofesh Shechter in collaboration with four brilliant young choreographers, Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore and Joseph Toonga, this epic event will weave together a tapestry of music and dance that embraces east London’s diversity and puts its rich cultural heritage centre stage. From grime to gospel, krump to contemporary – this mashup of old and new will come together in a large-scale spectacle like no other.
East Wall is the culmination of a four-year talent development programme led by Hofesh Shechter Company and East London Dance, working with young choreographers, dancers and community groups. It will be the first major public art event in the Tower of London moat since the Poppies installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red in 2014.
This performance follows on from the project’s scratch performance East Wall Warm-Up, which marked the closing night of LIFT 2016.