Presented By Olu Alatise X AfroQueens

Imole

Saturday 7 September | 1.15 pm + 4pm | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, BBC Waterfront, E15 2DU

Duration: 10 Minutes

A contemporary African dance embodiment of the intensity and wildness of fire. 

Imole is the Yoruba word for ‘light’ and this bold new performance, Olu Alatise ingeniously weaves African and contemporary dance to embody the intensity and wildness of fire itself.  

Imole is produced by East London Dance. Supported by The London Borough of Newham, Without Walls, London Legacy Development Corporation, East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Foundation for Future London.

About Olu Alatise X AfroQueens

Olu Alastise, is a choreographer, teacher, dance artist and lecturer in dance for London Contemporary dance school.

She is the founder of Afroqueens Dance company, organiser of AfroDanceBlast and a leading pioneer in the UK AfroDance scene. 

Afroqueens has a robust track record working with artists/brands such as Jax Jones, SteffLondon, Rihanna, Popcaan, Mr Eazi, Jason Derulo, Olympics, Sports direct x Adidas, Puma X ASOS, Nike, Queens Platinum Jubilee and more. 

More information about Imole

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Site Access

All shows in Dancing City are free to attend. Just show up.  

Assistance Dogs Welcome 

Relaxed   

Dancing City is a relaxed event. You can join and leave anytime, move around and make noise.   

Level Access  

Dancing City show locations have good step-free access and hard-standing surfaces.   

Access Viewing areas   

Each performance location will have an access viewing area for disabled audience members marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, companions and seating with and without arms will be available. 

Locations and routes 

The festival site includes various locations across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stratford Town Centre. The furthest distance between locations is 320m.   

Check the Dancing City festival map and brochure to plan your route, ask a volunteer or at the information point.  

Quiet Space  

A Quiet Space will be avaible for anyone who wishes to escape the crowds for some chillout time in a low sensory comfortable environment.  

Many peaceful areas have shade and seating across the park. 

Accessible Toilets and Changing Places  

The Podium: Accessible toilets and Changing Places– ask in Riverside East café for a Radar key. 

University College London: Accessible toilets and Changing Places- ask at reception for Radar key.  

Westfield Stratford City: Accessible toilets on various levels. Changing Places on the ground floor between Made by Society and Watches of Switzerland, radar key from staff and guest services. 

Stratford Centre: Accessible toilets only.  

Click here for a QEOP map of accessible toilets and changing places facilities.  

Blue badge parking  

Westfield Stratford Car Park. Charges may apply.  

Drop-off point 

Westfield Avenue  

Contact    

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

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

Show Access

BSL 4pm  

Suitable for all ages  

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