Part of Dancing City
Duration: 50-55 minutes
Type: Dance, Theatre
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ON EDGE will be performed as part of Dancing City, London’s favourite outdoor dance event that showcases a dazzling array of performances from the UK and beyond in the parks, piazzas and public spaces of Canary Wharf.
There is step-free access across Canary Wharf.
This 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.
A captioned and BSL-interpreted video about Dancing City will be available to watch on the website. Coming soon.
Large-print, easy read and audio versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day (apart from the audio guide, which will only be available online). Additionally, a large print handout about On Edge will be available on site. Ask a volunteer for more information.
Blue badge parking and accessible toilets
Visit the Canary Wharf website for details of Blue Badge parking spaces and accessible toilets.
Our photo route details the most accessible route between the nearest public transportation and performance locations. Download our photo route.
What to expect
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- Speech free
- Kick back and relax
Where to find it
ON EDGE will be performed in Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4DA.
About the show
ON EDGE is supported by Without Walls, and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts.
Other supporters: Arts Council England, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Great Portland Estates, Oxford City Council, 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space, Corn Exchange Newbury, Cornerstone Arts Centre, The Mill Arts Centre, Seachange Arts, Salvation Army, Hope for Justice, Unseen UK, The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).
Part of the London Festival of Architecture.
ON EDGE is performed by Luke Chadwick-Jones, Phil Hulford, George Mayfield, Daniel Rejano, Josua Schmid, Michael Lynch, Hector Emerson, Kevin Ryser.
ON EDGE creative team:
Artistic Director / Dramaturg: Anja Meinhardt (Justice in Motion)
Associate Director: Pawel Szkotak (Teatr Biuro Podrozy)
Set Concept & Construction: David Marmet
Design, Set & Costumes: Olivia Altaras
Sound Design: Quentin Lachapele
Production Manager: Nathan Johnson and Gareth Green
Stage Manager: Dene Elliott
Video Documentary: Ben Johnston
Photography: Stevy Ilabaca
Producer: Darren Walter (Turnpike Productions)
Marketing Manager: Gill Jaggers
Justice in Motion is a professional Physical Theatre Company comprising of a collective of artists and collaborators that are passionate about art and social justice.
Its main focus is to raise awareness about social injustice, through powerful, thought-provoking and visually stunning performances and to catalyze and inspire debate and action for social change.
Through high-quality performance Justice in Motion challenges perceptions, encourages debate and engages audiences. Our work speaks of hope, redemption and forgiveness, while clearly and fearlessly portraying the harsh reality of the issues that concern our society.
The company deliver workshops and events that engage the wider public, to equip and inspire in the fight against injustice. It collaborates with Partner-Organisations that work in the field of the issues, in order to gain valuable insight, have speakers at our post-show discussions, connect them and our audiences, access new audiences through their network and raise their profile.
Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events and Without Walls.