Presented By Mark Smith Productions


Saturday 7 September | 3.15 pm & 4.45 pm | Marshgate South, Marshgate Building, 7 Sidings St, London E20 2AE

Duration: 15 Minutes

An urgent call for disability rights in the face of climate change.

Presented to coincide with this year’s Paralympic Games, this collaboration between leading UK and South African Deaf and disabled artists imagines what the future might hold for disabled people in a world on the brink of immense challenges as a result of climate change. 

Synergy is supported by Global Disability Innovation Hub, The London Borough of Newham, Without Walls, London Legacy Development Corporation, East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foundation for Future London, University College London and Arts Council England.

Mark Smith 

Mark Smith is a renowned Deaf choreographer, his performances include, Deaf Men Dancing, DMD+, The Colour Purple Leicester Curve/Birmingham Hippodrome, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Leeds Playhouse, Ramps On The Moon, Graeae Theatre.

SYNERGY is his latest work,  in collaboration with South African Artist Musa Motha.


More information about Synergy

Promotional photography will take place at this event.

If you do not wish to be featured in our content, please ask one of our volunteers (easily noticeable, in their pink t-shirts) for a no photography sticker.

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 from Deaf-led company Mark Smith Productions  

Part of audio description and BSL/assisted route at 4.45pm 

Live Audio Description at 4.45pm  

Easy Read Visual Guide Coming Soon  

Suitable for all ages  

Content information: Themes of climate emergency and it’s impact on disabled people.  

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