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 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.
Soaring up above the streets of Tottenham, this visceral performance will be part gig, part social, and part dance party as it moves across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats vocabularies to create a new movement completely owned by its makers.
‘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.