COMMONS Festival 2023
- Date May 21Jun 3
- Time 12:00 am till 11:59 pm
- AgesAll ages
COMMONS returns for 2023. A curated dance festival of performances, workshops and exhibitions.
Stanley Arts continues its commitment to showcase dance for everyone with a joyful programme of exhibitions, workshops, performances and parties; all celebrating the glorious diversity of dance and exploring our shared love of movement and music!
Leading Hip-Hop we’ve got the movement architects BirdGang Ltd. Thick & Tight will be bringing a contemporary twist. We have Akademi leading our South Asian work, and Juicy Couture will be bringing us all the flavour of vogue Ballroom.
We invite you to join our mailing list as we reveal the COMMONS 2023 programme. They’ll be plenty for all ages to get involved and share our appreciation of the art form of dance. This Spring, come witness something fresh as we encourage new audiences to dive into our workshops, exhibitions, dance battles and kiki balls.
The programme includes:
15th – 28st May – Dance at Stanley Arts exhibition in the Gallery
Tuesday 16th May – Akademi presents: Contemporary Bollywood class with Aanchal Gupta
Wednesday 17th May – Oceanallover Presents: Ecdysis – Shedding Your Skin
Thursday 18th May – Oceanallover Presents: Ecdysis (In Vivo)
Thursday 18th May – Thick & Tight: Can dance be entertaining and political?
Friday 19th May – The OTA Battle Zone with BirdGang Ltd and Juicy Couture
Saturday 20th May – COMMONS Extravaganza
Sunday 21st May – Mini movers and their Grown Up Groovers
Sunday 21st May – Thick and Tight workshop with: Corali Dance Company
Sunday 21st May – Thick and Tight workshop with: Vidya Patel
Sunday 21st May – Thick and Tight workshop with: Azara Meghie
Monday 22nd May – Akademi presents: Understanding Bharatanatyam’ – Open to all with Mathangi
Tuesday 23rd May – Akademi presents: Breakdance and Bharanatyam with Shreya
Wednesday 24th May – Akademi presents Elemental: Forces of Nature
Wednesday 24th May – BirdGang Ltd Presents: An Intro to Hip Hop with Kayla “Peackock” Lomas-Kirton
Wednesday 24th May – Beginners Vogue Femme
Thursday 25th May – BirdGang Ltd Presents: Dance on film workshop with Simeon ‘Van Hasselt’ Qysea
Thursday 25th May – Vogue Femme Master Class
Friday 26th May – F*** It Up Fridays, COMMONS special
Saturday 27th May – The Take Me Back Kiki Ball
Sunday 28th May – Mini movers and their Grown Up Groovers
Sunday 28th May – The Battle Cage
More events to come!
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Early-bird until: 31st March 2023
Photography credit to Vipul Sangoi.
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