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VACHE BAROQUE FESTIVAL


Avant-garde movement meets traditional Baroque dance music with BirdGang Ltd at Vache Baroque Festival 2022. 

Should promises always be kept? Should we enter into pacts? Do we have the free will to make decisions, right or wrong? Contemplate these questions for the ages in two fast-paced works by masters of musical drama, with sound installations exploring how our modern choices are fatefully linked to those made by people in ancient times.

Join us in the exquisite grounds of The Vache for beautiful music played, sung and danced to by the very best artists.  Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th September. 

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HATCHWORK

We are proud to announce HATCHWORK, an evening of scratch works created by our trainees and members on 31st July from 6pm. This will be a relaxed evening, sharing and discussing new work and work in progress after a week of intensive R&D supported by Stanley Arts and BirdGang Movement Architects. ⁠

Come and enjoy, have a say and see something never shown before, never tested and fresh out of the lab for your eyes only.

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COMMONS: A DANCE FESTIVAL

This venue-wide festival of dance is all about getting people connecting, interacting and moving again, and took place at Stanley Arts in May. With the Commons Festival, Stanley Arts continues its commitment to showcasing dance for everyone with a joyful programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances and parties; all celebrating the glorious diversity of dance. Thursday 12th May to Saturday 28th May.

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BREAKIN' CONVENTION

Birdgang Ltd’s new work ‘A Bird’s-Eye-View’ finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, endeavouring to show that there is much more to any situation than first meets the eye…

The true illusion is believing that what we can see, is all there is… 

Very proud of all involved!

Aged 16 – 30? Get £10 tickets to some of the world’s most exciting dance performances with Barclays Dance Pass. It’s free to join, and you can bring a friend aged 16 – 30 for the same price!

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BRITISH COUNCIL 

After working closely with the British Council in Sri Lanka on Dance for Reconciliation, in India and in China, where our film Flying Home was shown as part of the UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival, 1 - 21 Oct 2020, we are proud to announce that Flying Home will be shown in Japan as part of #CultureConnectsUs.
 
The British Council’s online festival #CultureConnectsUs celebrates the rich cultural friendship between the UK and Japan and runs until 31 March 2022.

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PLEADING GUILLOTINES 
OUT NOW

In dedication to Roosevelt Richard, “Pleading Guillotines” is a series from director Simeon "Van Hasselt" Qsyea that aims to investigate contemporary and Aahehop dance movement and its relationship to Techno music.

Originally made for stage but unable to debut due to theatre closures, this film adaption takes a smaller cast and reignites the chemistry made in the original. 

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IMPRESSIONS: Ensign 7
OUT NOW

"IMPRESSIONS" is inspired by the imagery of the famous "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" photo and the responsibility we have as artists to continue carrying the flag for our artforms. 

The new film premiered at Breakin’ Convention 3rd - 4th July 2021 and is now live on our FILM CHANNEL .

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FLYING HOME
ON BBC IPLAYER NOW

Directed by Simeon "Van Hasselt" Qsyea, Six dancers from the Flock explore isolation, delivering a kinetic reflection of a world transformed during the global pandemic.

Flying Home aired on BBC Four on 20th February 2022 and will be available to view for the rest of the year. 

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6 CORNERS

We are excited to announce that BirdGang Ltd won the battle at 6 corners on September 23rd, 2021!

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OneDanceUK Awards 2021

We're pleased to announce we've been nominated for two awards: 

  • Dance On Film Award

  • Work In Education & Outreach Award

 

The One Dance UK Awards are an annual celebration for people from across the dance sector to unite, celebrate, acknowledge and reward the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape. Watch this space for updates!

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