WHAT'S ON

THE BATTLE CAGE

We’re proud to present: The Battle Cage–a chance to join in the cyphers and enter the battle... 1V1 or 3V3 with a twist at Stanley Arts. Organised by our new Flock member Elise Antonia. Join us for our first one as a participant or spectator… Prizes to be announced…

 

11th December. 3-8pm.

 

£5 advance / £7 on the door.

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BATTLE SESSIONS

Every last Sunday of the month from Sunday 25th September we will be holding a Battle training session open to all at Stanley Arts. 

 

We wish to create a space that's safe and supportive for people to train and grow, and hope to see as many of you as possible come down to join in the cyphers. 

Every last Sunday of the month, 4-6PM. 

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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.

Keep an eye out for the footage and a new form of Opera is born!

 

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FAMILY GROOVERS

Dance as a family at our weekly 'Family Groovers' dance class catered to all ages and abilities. 

Filled with energy, motivation and music, these classes are a great opportunity for families to groove together.

Every Saturday, 1 - 2pm until 10 December at Stanley Arts in Croydon, in collaboration with Dance Umbrella. See you there!

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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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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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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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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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6 CORNERS

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

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