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BirdGang Ltd: Family (dys)Function

Get ready to experience a collision of analogue and digital worlds as hip hop movement architects BirdGang Ltd bring together an intergenerational cast from the communities of Croydon.


Boomers, Millennials, Gen Z and everyone in between are invited to join a family gathering at Stanley Arts. This new production will feature BirdGang’s unique blend of movement, spoken word and music, in a light-hearted exploration of connectivity across generations.

An award-winning company with hip hop at its heart, BirdGang Ltd choreograph, teach and produce avant-garde dance for stage, screen and live events. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience their latest dance invention.

Running time: 45mins
Doors open: 15 minute before performance start
Please note: This performance is a standing performance.

If you have any access requirements, please email bookings@stanleyarts.org or call 0208 251 0184 and we’ll be happy to help.


Please note there are two performances taking place on 21st October. One at 2:30pm and the second at 7pm. Please click “Book Live Tickets” to book for either performance.


About BirdGang Ltd
BirdGang Ltd is an award-winning collective of hip hop movement architects with a global reputation. Former associate dance company to the Young Vic, now resident at Stanley Arts, the company delivers striking performance projects, teaching and artist development initiatives.

BirdGang’s work has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Luxembourg Grand Theatre and the Harlem Apollo. It includes Vicycle (world tour co-produced by Breakin’ Convention), The Aviary (touring production British Council, Sri Lanka, San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, Luxembourg Grand Theatre), The Network (touring Luxembourg & San Francisco), A Vice in Harlem (Harare International Festival, 2015 British Council); A Harlem Dream (Young Vic), Street Dance 3D Movie 1 & 2 Movie (UK, India), Impressions and BIRDS-EYE-VIEW.

BirdGang’s partnership with Croydon Council and Stanley Arts allows dance to thrive locally and globally; with 15,000 pupils and followers, the company sustains a flock of 58 freelance dancers, generating performance and teaching opportunities, mentorship, skills development and shadowing opportunities.

BirdGang’s Directors Kendra Horsbrough, Ukweli Roach & Simeon Osyea work globally, in Hollywood, on Broadway and the West End, in television and film. They have worked with Dynamo, Live Nation, Fiat, T-Mobile, Fabric, Sky, Bose, JD Sports, Oxfam, Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and JLS.

About Dance Umbrella:
Dance Umbrella is a London festival 45 years in the making and moving with the times. Every year our festival ignites London and online with the next generation of trailblazing artists. Since 1978, we have been an international home for dance across a global city, presenting more than 1,000 artists from 45 countries to over one million people. We have brought outstanding dance to more than 145 venues throughout London; from the high-profile stages of Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre and Barbican to local arts centres – and taking in the more unexpected locations of canal boats, ice rinks and carpark rooftops in between.

This event is part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2023, 6-31 October
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, taking place every October across the capital and online.

Booking and more via www.danceumbrella.co.uk, or click “Book Live Tickets”

Artwork credit to O Street.