NSCD | Flock Fest - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

At the Riley Theatre, NSCD Events

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Friday 27th March 2020

From Creativity on your Doorstep to Creativity on your Desktop

In response to the latest government advice, NSCD students are bringing Flock Fest online.

Flock Fest is a two-day festival of art and performance, curated and produced by the next generation of dance makers at NSCD. Emerging talent and established artists come together to bring you a diverse programme of work for grown-up kids and childish adults to enjoy.

Now hosted online, each programmed artist has been asked to supply a 3-5 minute video performance specifically created for the event. The results will form part of a live broadcast, made available for anyone to watch at www.flockfest.co.uk.

Tune in from 3pm on Friday 27 March to witness something out of the ordinary.

The line-up

Yoodaloo Dance Theatre share Cape Mistakes; an interactive performance workshop for children and their adults, and Zoo; a satirical physical theatre piece which examines consumerist culture and the devastating effect it has on people and their environment.

Snakebox is an artistic collaboration between NSCD alumni Akeim Toussaint Buck & Otis Jones. Together they have created PLAY; an interdisciplinary work involving dance and music, with a hint of comedy and storytelling.

Anna Cabré-Verdiell & Charlotte Arnold present Occupational Hazard, a work in progress which attempts to examine those innocuous behaviours which are perhaps not so innocent. Easily escalating into something else; something unexpected, unwelcome and difficult to overcome.

Sababa Bar Dance Company presents Aize Balagan, which dives deep into the struggle of an ending relationship. The company is run by dance theatre maker, performer and writer Bar Groisman. With each work she brings together a new group of powerful young women.

Matias Kruger trained in circus, contemporary dance, theatre and mime, and will be sharing his piece EnDorPhine– a multi-sensorial, interdisciplinary exploration of identity through the body.

Tamara Savelieff has captured the process of the making of Phil Sanger’s 2020 created in collaboration with 1st-year students at NSCD. Collectively the dancers and Sanger ‘remembered’ this work through a process of improvisation, life-coaching and observations of queer culture. The work speaks of where we are right now; politically, professionally and physically.

Ruby Portus presents Shall We Just Retire to the Lake? Through a feminist lens, Ruby’s work uses movement and voice to address socio-political issues in a playful and light-hearted way.

Other artists include:

Tom Cassani, Stand-up comedy from Alice Bowen; dance pieces by WUDAO, Lauren Trim, and Seren Oakley, solos by Isla Hurst and Clara Grosjean; Rachel Dean’s workshop for children; exhibitions by Emily Ormerod, Maya Marsh and Vár B. Árting and dance films from Yau Dance Theatre, Dansur.fo and Paulina Porwollik.