a Still House, Steppaz, Empire Sounds show
Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance. We have the time and we’re making a space to call our own.
Made in collaboration with an extraordinary group of young performers SESSION is a battle cry and a love song, celebrating community, youth and belonging.
In this explosive outdoor gathering Still House join forces with Tottenham’s Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and North London’s afrobeats powerhouse Empire Sounds to create an exhilarating night of dance and live music where everyone is welcome.
Dance performance, gig, social, and rave, SESSION moves across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats (vocabularies) to create a new movement that is all and none of these parts.
Co-commissioned by LIFT, Attenborough centre for Creative Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment & Pavillion Dance South West.
Produced by MAYK and LIFT.
Presented by LIFT and Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
SESSION is supported by Arts Council England. SESSION is a LIFT Tottenham Original, made in collaboration with artists and communities from Tottenham. LIFT Tottenham is supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust.
Background image: Will Hanke