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  • East Wall

    (UK)

    Hofesh Shechter Company and East London Dance

    Tower of London

    'One of the British dance scene's hottest properties, the creator of works that are full of raw, visceral energy, set to blasting percussive scores'

    New York Times on Hofesh Shechter

    Come and storm the Tower of London along with 150 performers for 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 is 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 invites 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 will indulge your senses in a tapestry of music and dance that celebrates East London’s diversity and puts its rich cultural heritage centre stage.

    Climb into the moat to witness this summer’s biggest dance spectacular and experience the thrill of the new, as traditions are turned on their heads and remixed in bold, unique and life affirming ways.

    Book now to spend an unforgettable summer night in a family festival atmosphere. Come and experience the history of London’s most iconic building brought to breath-taking life by some of the city’s most exciting artists.

    Make an evening of it! The Tower of London will be open from 6pm and there will be a range of delicious food and drink available from stalls both ‘In the Moat’ and ‘On the Hill’. Please note that stalls serving the ‘On The Hill’ ticket holders will only serve non-alcoholic drinks.


    Ticket prices:
    On The Hill tickets £12 (unreserved bench seating)
    In The Moat tickets £25 (unreserved seating bank)
    Push the Moat Out ticket package £50
    What do I get as part of the Push the Moat Out ticket package?
    Be in prime position as the performers storm the tower! This special ticket package includes priority entry, a celebratory glass of champagne on arrival and a ‘best view’ seat in the Tower of London moat for the performance.
    If you would like to make a group booking of 10+ tickets, please contact the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 between 12-6pm, Monday to Friday.
    Audiences with additional access requirements are encouraged to book via telephone, please call our booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 between 12-6pm, Monday to Friday.
    Full information, including directions and information about catering on site, will be emailed to all ticket holders two days before the event.
    Please note the following: This is an outdoor event, so wet or extreme weather may result in the show being cancelled. In this situation, all ticket bookers will be emailed by 17.00 on the day of the show to be told that it is not going ahead. Please look out for any emails. In this instance, refunds will be issued within 3 working days for all tickets purchased for the cancelled show. 
    Tickets are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation of the performance by the organisers.
    Tickets will become void if re-sold. There may be significant queues to get into the venue.
    Please allow plenty of time and arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance starts
    Food and drink (alcoholic and soft) are available for ‘In The Moat’ ticket holders. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for ‘On The Hill’ ticket holders.
    Smoking is not permitted on site.
    No food and alcohol (not purchased on site) or glass bottles to be brought into the venue.
    All guests will be subject to bag search on arrival. Additional pat-down searches may be operation. By entering the Tower of London you agree to the terms of use given at the following: www.hrp.org.uk/terms-of-use

    Wed 18 - Sun 22 July, 7.30pm

    TICKETS £12 - £50

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    "WE’RE IN THE BUSINESS OF INSPIRING PEOPLE. I WANT TO CHANGE LIVES, LIKE MY LIFE WAS CHANGED."

    Hofesh Shechter

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    Produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces and presented by Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT.
    Costume Design Partner: London College of Fashion, UAL. Supporting Partner: Performing Arts Department, UEL. Funded by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation and Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES). Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
    Image: Victor Frankowski