COMMONS: A DANCE FESTIVAL
This venue-wide festival of dance is all about getting people connecting, interacting and moving again, and is taking over Stanley Arts this 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.
Upcoming workshops with the Flock!
Monday 16th May Beginners Hip Hop Class with BirdGang Ltd’s Kayla “Peacock” Lomas-Kirton
Tuesday 17th May Advanced Hip Hop Workshop with BirdGang Ltd’s Simeon “Kardinal” Campell
Wednesday 18th May Beginners Breaking Class with BirdGang Ltd’s Amber Williams
HIP HOP EXHIBITION
Taking place at Stanley Arts, Simeon "Van Hasselt" Qsyea will be presenting an exhibition, sharing experiences and creations from his life and career. Wednesday 18 May, 6 - 8PM.
The Commons Battle is working with Birdgang Ltd, Stanley Arts’ resident Hip Hop company, to bring together the Street dance scene. The event connects the best freestyle talent in London as we bring all their training and skills to the floor and we battle it out for the win.
The event is £5 to register/buy spectator tickets in advance, £9 on the door. Join us Sunday 22nd May, 2 - 8PM.
COMMONS: AFTER DARK FINALE PARTY
Featuring a triple-bill of fresh new performances from the voguing Ballroom scene, hip hop community and more, in collaboration with community participants and a curtain raiser from our very own BirdKdz!
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!
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.
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.
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.
IMPRESSIONS: Ensign 7
"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 .
We are excited to announce that BirdGang Ltd won the battle at 6 corners on September 23rd, 2021!
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!