GDIF 2022 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 26 August-11 September 2022

Presented By AndroidX + MHz | London Premiere

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3, 10 & 11 September | On Your Doorstep: Rathbone Market, & Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf

Duration: 35mins

What to Expect: Dance | Family friendly | Make some noise

Free

Afro street moves collide with tech and LED visuals.

4 dancers from London’s Dragonsquad busking crew (of Oxford Circus fame) turn their personal history of the Afrobeat’s movement into a futuristic Odyssey.

Featuring a cast of Afro-battle dance champions, digital storytelling, fresh motion graphics on an LED wall by graphic prodigy Wumzum, this spectacular new GDIF commission is created by choreographer AndroidX in collaboration with MHz scenography.

3 September: On Your Doorstep, Rathbone Market, E16 1EH, 1pm &4pm

10 & 11 September: Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf , 2.30pm & 4.20pm

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How to attend

Crowd_Ctrl is free to attend.

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Access

BSL Interpretation on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September at 4.20pm – 4.55pm. 

Easy Read Guide.

Warning: Contains flashing and strobing visuals on an LED screen.  

Check out our Access Information page for GDIF 2022 to learn more about our access practices.

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Credits

AndroidX (Artistic Director)

AndroidX (Malick Bright) is a freestyle dance artist working across theatre, live music (stage and videos) whilst keeping his practice as a street busker and battle dancer. Growing up in Hackney he originally trained in contemporary, ballet and ballroom during his school years until he discovered London’s famous Trocadero underground jam spot and honed his technique-now specialising in Afro, Krump, Flexing and Bone-breaking regularly competing in street-dance battles in London and Paris and performing live or in music videos with Lady Leshurr, FKA Twigs, Fergie, M.i.A, Eva Lazarus and Tinie Tempah. For a decade AndroidX leads Dragonsquad – a street busking collective performing in Oxford Circus entertaining large crowds of tourists, industry heads and dance fanatics.

MHz (Scenography/co-creators)

MHz is a Total Theatre award winning, scenography-centred, visual theatre company led by Creative duo Bex and Dav. MHz work is rooted in site-specific, immersive, multi-artform productions presented at music festivals and urban locations to audiences of varied age groups and backgrounds, and is known for in-depth collaborations with physical performers, adventurous participatory endeavours and striking production values created with unorthodox technologies.

https://www.m-hz.co.uk/

Supported by

CROWD_CTRL is supported and co-commissioned as part of Stomping Ground, a commissioning partnership with DanceXchange, The Place, Tramway and FESTIVAL.org.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.

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