Created by Still House, Empire Sounds, and Steppaz, SESSION is part of LIFT 2018
Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance.
We have time on our side and we’re making a space to call our own.
Made in collaboration with an extraordinary group of young dancers and musicians, SESSION is a battle cry and a love song, blending hip-hop, Afrobeats and street dance into an exhilarating outdoor concert-cum-dance party in the courtyard of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.
Still House join forces with Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and Afrobeats powerhouse Empire Sounds (both based here at the Bernie Grant Centre) to create an exhilarating night of dance and live music where everyone is welcome. Come celebrate community, youth, and belonging as SESSION makes its debut.
‘It feels less like a performance than a free, fierce, happy conversation.’ – The Guardian
‘Dan Canham’s fresh and deliciously convincing mashup of lilting traditional dance and percussive popping and locking succeeds in celebratory style’ – Evening Standard
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 the 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.
Made in Tottenham, supported by Haringey Council.