SESSION is the next major project from Still House.
An extraordinary group of young dancers and one of the country’s foremost young Afrobeats band come together for a dance event that celebrates youth, community and the act of dancing to music.We are collaborating with Tottenham-based Empire Sounds (music) and Steppaz (dance) to create a new dance event that will open at LIFT 2018 before further touring. Designed for unorthodox performance spaces, we are curating an event that is a joyous and raw unveiling of these exceptional talents. SESSION is inspired by the work of Empire Sounds and Steppaz ranging across afrobeats, hip hop and beyond. Together, the creative team are devising a new show that showcases these extraordinary young dancers and musicians, through a dance and music extravaganza created on their home turf.
Commissioned by LIFT and produced by MAYK. Supported by Arts Council England and through LIFT Tottenham by The Sackler Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Golden Bottle Trust and BeSpectACTive! (Creative Europe Programme of the European Union)..
Background image: Will Hanke