Dance Umbrella, London’s leading international dance festival, has invited critically acclaimed dance artist Freddie Addaie-Opoku to create a festival-within-a-festival at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Described by Time Out as a “buzzing global mix of grassroots music and dance” Out of the System showcases artists who take the liberty of making up the rules and breaking them as they go along.
With influences stretching from South Africa to Spain, Ghana to Belgium, Britain to the USA, get ready for an evening of ingenious local and global talent. Come and roam through the performances, exploring a vibrant fusion of cultures and influences as you go.
Live music is provided by two bands and a DJ: the groove machine band Yaaba Funkand Composer/ DJ artist session with Kweku Aacht can be seen on Monday, and multicultural Kioko bring their head bopping tunes to the party on Tuesday.
If you’d like to find out more about the thinking behind Out of the System, and from other artists who work in a similar way, come along to Dance Umbrella’s panel discussion on Wed 18 October at Wayne McGregor Studio.
Venue: Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA)
ON 16 & TUE 17 OCTOBER
£25 (£20 for 2+)
£12 bands only, from 9.15pm
A discussion on how artists navigate their way through, in and out of the system
Chair: Peggy Olislaegers
Panel: Yinka Esi Graves, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, Sello Pesa & Charlotte Spencer
WED 18 OCTOBER, 7 – 8.30pm
Studio Wayne McGregor, Here East E20
£5, free to Out of the System ticket holders