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Friday 27 May 2011

Summer House, The Place. Touch Wood season. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

A new festival of making, learning, sharing and performance
July – September 2011

Artists and enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will come together to form a community sharing in the dance created and performed at The Place in a new season of events called Summer House.

Participants will be able to join in different activities, including courses and classes, professional seminars, research projects, discussions and sharing moments. Summer House also features an international dance season programmed in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

“Summer Intensives”:: Mon 1 – Fri 19 Aug
Three weeks of dance courses for anyone aged 16 and over, from beginner to advanced level. At the centre of each week’s programme is a residency from three of the UK’s foremost dance companies: Akram Khan Company from 1 – 5 August, Phoenix Dance Theatre from 8 – 12 August and Richard Alston Dance Company from 15 – 19 August.

“Choreodrome”:: July – September
Dozens of professional artists have been invited to explore ideas and develop new work in Choreodrome, The Place’s biennial summer research and developmental project, which also includes workshops led by international artists Guy Cools, Lin Snelling, Rui Horta and Eleanor Bauer.

Touch Wood: Thurs 4 August – Fri 8 September
Some of the work in progress created during Choreodrome will be seen in Touch Wood, a season of performances presented each Thursday and Friday evening in Studios 1 and 2. Participating artists will be announced weekly, and each night’s programme will be prepared in consideration of the works produced in Choreodrome.

Performances Thurs 4 August – Fri 16 September
The focal point of Summer House will be performances of acclaimed works by groundbreaking international companies and performers, on Thursdays and Fridays after Touch Wood, in The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre. The programme features works by:
Rui Horta, 4 Aug – Portugal
Bloom!, 5 Aug – Hungary
RootlessRoot Company, 11 & 12 Aug – Greece
Eleanor Bauer, 18 & 19 Aug – USA
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theatre, 1 & 2 Sept – Israel
Itamar Serussi Sahar and Public in Private, both on 8 & 9 Sept – The Netherlands and Germany
Alan Lucien Øyen’s Winter Guests, 15 & 16 Sept – Norway

There will also be a series of talks, seminars and social events where everyone involved in Summer House is invited to meet and join-in.

For full details of performances and bookings visit:
Box office: 020 7121 1100

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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