Migrations Europa Exchange was a mini festival celebrating the positive contribution migrants bring to Britain and London life. It was hosted at the Round Chapel Hackney from the 16th-18th February 2016.
Activities took place in and around this venue. The festival involved an educational tour through the Jewish quarters in Hackney, an art exhibition presenting migrants’ work, folk dance workshops as well as a dance and dinner performance evening, presenting new commissions by dancers of all ages and abilities. Prior to the festival itself there were pop up performances at locations across London to promote the festival.
Thurs 18th February 2016 at 7pm
Dance Theatre Performance with buffet dinner.
Weds 17th February 2016
Visual arts installation and mini performances at the Round Chapel.
Tues 16th February 2016
– Polish Funk Folk Dance Class.
– Greek Dance Remixed!
– English Folk Dance Class.
– Tour of Jewish Legacy in Hackney
– Art Installation
The performance evening included work from 4 choreographers and showcased dance by older dancers from two established performance companies, Counterpoint Dance and D2D dance company, as well as featuring children from a Primary School based in Hackney, a visually impaired dancer and the choreographers themselves. There was a buffet of European dishes after the show during which there was opportunity for conversations between audience, performers and choreographers.
As part of the Migrations Europa Exchange project we ran an outreach programme of dance workshops and pop up performances. The workshops in English, Polish and Greek folk dance were held at the Round Chapel, Hackney and at Platforma Festival, Leicester. Pop-up performances were in Barnet, Lambeth and Hackney.
Saturday 6th of February at 1pm till 2pm
Excerpts from Magdalena Redlowska’s All The Way at Hackney Museum E8 1GQ.
Thursday 14th, 21st, 28th January and 4th February 2016
A selected group of children from Holmleigh Primary School Hackney, will be rehearsing for the performance on 18th of February 2016 at the Round Chapel.
Friday 29th January 2016 at 4pm
Counterpoint Dance & D2D perform extracts from their repertoire at Kingsmead Community Centre, 8-9 Kingsmead Way, London E9 5QG
Thursday, 21st January 2016 1:30pm
Creative Workshop for Yr 1 + performance at Mandeville Primary School, Hackney.
Wednesday 20th January 2016 1:30pm-2:30pm
Creative Workshops for Reception and Yr 2 at Parkwood Primary School, Hackney.
Thursday 14th January 2016 (time tbc)
Performance by D2D Dance Company at Mandeville Primary School, Hackney.
Wednesday 13th January 2016 1:15pm-3pm
Creative Workshop for Yr 1 and Yr 2at Mandeville Primary School, Hackney.
Tuesday 12th January 2016 1:15pm-3pm
Creative Workshop for Reception and Year 2 at Mandeville Primary School, Hackney.
15th November 2015
Counterpoint & D2D performance at Waterloo Station, Lambeth.
5th November 2015 10:30am
Platforma Conference at De Montford University, Leicester.
3rd October 2015 at 12:15pm & 1:45pm
Fun Palaces at Arts Depot, Barnet.