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, SESSION is inspired by the work of Empire Sounds and Steppaz, ranging across afrobeats, hip hop and beyond. Together we are making a new language that will celebrate these young people through a raw and joyous dance experience created in the heart of Tottenham.
Supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. Commissioned by LIFT, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Pavilion Dance South West.
Produced by MAYK.
Supported 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