Presented By Richard Chappell Dance

Land Empathy

Saturday 7 September | 1.35pm & 5pm | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park The Carousel, E20 2ST

Duration: 25 Minutes

A contemporary fusion of dance and sculpture, urging us to forge a deeper connection with nature 

This urgent performance challenges us to deepen our connection with nature against the backdrop of the climate crisis, combining powerful contemporary dance with sculpture by Anna Gillespie and electronic music by Larch.  

Land Empathy is supported by The London Borough of Newham, Without Walls, London Legacy Development Corporation, East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foundation for Future London, and University  College London 

Land Empathy commissioned by Stomping Ground (FESTIVAL.ORG, FABRIC, The Place, Strike A Light and Tramway with presenting partner Sismograf).

More information about Richard Chappell Dance 

Richard Chappell Dance is a critically acclaimed ensemble, which creates memorable and moving dance at the forefront of theatre, interdisciplinary collaboration and site responsive performance.

The company is the primary platform for award winning and internationally renowned choreographer Richard Chappell’s artistic research and performance work. RCD is an Associate Company at Exeter Northcott. RCD’s creative process is rooted in collaboration, co-authorship and emotional connectivity and the ensemble’s values have been shaped by a close recurring combination of collaborators and dancers, most of which have worked together since 2017. Alongside touring nationally to theatres across the UK, RCD has presented work in Singapore, Germany and Israel.


More information about Land Empathy

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Site Access

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

Assistance Dogs Welcome 


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  


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

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

Show Access

Speech Free  

Touch Tour 1.15pm and Live Audio Description at 1.35pm  

Part of audio description route  

Easy Read Visual Guide Coming Soon  

Suitable for all ages 

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