At the Riley Theatre
Exploring a future where oppressive regimes around the world forbid artistic expression, Illegal Dance reveals the tensions in a society that pits order against chaos, security against freedom, and individualism against collective will.
Artistic Director Tony Adigun uses a dynamic blend of contemporary choreography, music and innovative technical stagecraft to pull at tangled narratives, explore complex relationships, and expose fragile morality.
Running time: 80 mins
Part of our season pass deal
★★★★ “High energy, precision-crafted choreography”
– The Stage on previous work Fagin’s Twist
Founded in 2001 and led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun, Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s innovative hip hop and contemporary dance scene.
Having gained extensive experience in the world of commercial dance, Tony set out to transform a group of hip hop dancers into a unique company that could also explore contemporary influences and create a more abstract and artistic practice. The company’s dynamic performances explore a myriad of styles, themes and media, whilst embracing different genres and forms of music, dance, literature, circus and digital work.
Their mantra ‘Innovate Never Replicate’ is evident throughout the work as the company embraces a sense of difference, individuality and uniqueness.