GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Presented By AndroidX + MHz | London Premiere

Crowd_Ctrl

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

Duration: 35mins

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.

 

More information on Crowd_Ctrl

How to attend

Crowd_Ctrl is free to attend.

Site Access 

There is level access to all Dancing City performance locations.   

Modern site with level access across. Some sites are accessed via public lifts. 

Viewing area 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available at each performance site. 

On-site walking distances  

This is a large festival site. Some sites are a 40 minute walk between. Most are within 10 minutes. Check the map and brochure on the day to plan your route across site. 

Respite and Access Areas 

Access Area at Canary Riverside. Meet here for access information. 

Accessible Toilets 

They are located as follows:   

  • Cabot Place, Mall Level -1, near City of London Drycleaners & Leon  
  • Canada Place, Mall Level -1, at the end of the corridor opposite Robert Dyas  
  • Churchill Place, Mall Level -1, behind James Shoe Care  
  • Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1, adjacent to Seoul Bird  
  • Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar  

All of these locations also have accessible facilities. In addition, the accessible toilets in Canada Place and Churchill Place both have hoist facilities.   

Blue badge parking  

Cabot Square Car Park   

Canada Square Car Park   

Jubilee Place Car Park   

Westferry Circus Car Park  

Access drop-off point 

Canary Riverside  

Photo route 

Available to download in the ‘Where to Find it’ section below.

Contact  

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected] 

 

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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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Gallery

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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