Part of Gateway
Duration: c. 35 minutes
Type: Dance, Music
This high-energy, hip-hop dance piece is performed around and on a large, chain-link fence and explores the timely issues of identity, borders and the bonds that connect us with one another. The audience is at the centre of the action, watching up close from all sides of the fence.
Part of Gateway – a trio of performances and installations running from 22-24 June that explore the contemporary resonance of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948.
Presented as part of Gateway
Marking the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948, this programme explores the contemporary resonance of this historic occasion against the background of a changing city. With performances straddling Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, linked by an inspiring journey aboard the Emirates Air Line, Gateway invites audiences to reflect on the continuing story of London’s diversity and the movement of people across borders.
There is step-free access at the Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Docks performance locations. For Greenwich Peninsula, there are lifts from North Greenwich Station to ground levels. The closest station for Royal Docks is Royal Victoria, which is also step free from train to street.
This area will be marked with a flag or sign – please ask a GDIF Volunteer if you’re not sure where to go. There will be some limited seating provided, too.
Greenwich Peninsula: there’s an accessible toilet block under the cinema escalators in the O2 building. The bars and restaurants also have accessible toilets.
Blue Badge Parking
There are a limited number of blue badge parking spots at Royal Docks, which are offered on a first come first served basis and must be booked in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The best place for blue badge parking for Greenwich Peninsula is at North Greenwich Station.
What To Expect
Our What to Expect guide might help you pick which shows to see, especially if members of your group have access needs.
MSN – Make some noise – no need to worry about a little extra noise
SS – Sensory spectacle
Friday 22 June
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 June
Where to find it
Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula is located between North Greenwich underground station and the O2.
The Royal Docks performance location is on Western Gateway, in front of The Good Hotel – use postcode E16 1FA.
Creative Team & Performers
Souhail Marchiche artistic director
Mehdi Meghari artistic director & choreographer
Patrick De Oliveira sound designer
Richard Gratas lighting designer
Bertrand Nodet production designer
Elias Ardoin dancer
Evan Greenaway dancer
Samir El Fatoumi dancer
Yohann Daher dancer
Vanessa Petit dancer
Émilie Tarpin-Lyonnet dancer
Supported by Greenwich Peninsula, Emirates Air Line and Royal Docks