We’ve teamed up with the incredible Boxpark Wembley to create a world-first event which explores the fusion of Grime and Contemporary Dance.
We’ll be celebrating Grime and dance through performances, inspirational talks & engaging workshops. We’ll also be discussing the future of both these incredibly influential art forms.
This one is for the music lovers, grimers & rhymers! Bedroom & ballroom dancers. Industry curious, culture vultures, creators & collaborators. Come along and get involved, on your ones, in twos or with crews! Meet like-minded thinkers & get inspired. One night only!
Headlining the event will be the debut performance of ‘London Sketchbook’, a brand new collaborative piece from ‘leading lady in grime”, Lioness & world class choreographer Alex Whitley. The performance takes a look at London and it's extraordinary heritage and culture. The track has been produced by the legendary Nat Powers, who has worked with some of the biggest names in Grime including Run DMC, Giggs and most recently D Double E. Instrumentals have been provided by from the insanely talented Grime Violinist, Tanya Cracknell.
Alongside the ‘London Sketchbook’ performance, Lioness will also be performing a solo set featuring tracks from her highly anticipated new EP and Alexander Whitley Dance Company will be performing the London debut of their widely acclaimed piece, Strange Stranger which explores the paradox of how, the more information we have access to, the stranger and more incomprehensible the world seems.
And that’s not all.. the night will be hosted by MC and presenter, C Cane. There will be a 'future of Grime' panel discussion and talks from leading industry names such as Laura 'Hyperfrank' Brosnan of Trench Magazine, Girls of Grime Founder, Shakira Walters, photographer Ellie Ramsden, and Grime M, Manga Saint Hilare of Roll Deep.
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ERIC Festival - Creative Careers Advice
ERIC exists to break down the barriers to the creative industries and is run with four principles in mind - Equality, Representation, Immersivity & Creativity (ERIC).