Moving with the Times

Submitted by Pegasus Marketing on January 16, 2023 - 14:28

Venue, Timing and Cost

Friday, 3 March 2023 to Saturday, 4 March 2023

Every year Moving with the Times, a co-commission with Dancin' Oxford, features new work from four exciting dance companies. Expect to see Bharatnatyam dance, experimental music, drag, clowning, light displays, and hip hop fusion to tell powerful stories of identity.

This year our four featured artists/companies are Divija Melally, fuse collective, Vita Oldershaw and CTC Dance Company.

Divija Melally - @divija_melally
Divija Melally graduated from Bath Spa University, UK, with BA (Hons) Dance, and is trained in contemporary and Bharatnatyam dance. She is also a graduate of the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore, India. She has performed with leading dance companies across Europe and in India. For her Moving With The Times commission, Divija will create a dance work based around her own experiences of intergenerational trauma.

the fuse collective - @fuse.collective
The fuse collective is an interdisciplinary collective made up of early career artists including Trinity Laban graduate and disabled dance artist Lucy Clark, visual artists Daniela Zaharieva and Yi Ting Liong, and experimental musician, Philip Kinshuck. For the Moving With The Times commission, the fuse collective plans to create an immersive, interactive piece fusing dance, art and light to communicate what it is like to live with a hidden disability.

Vita Peach - @vitapeachperformer
Oxford’s own Vita Peach is a graduate from Middlesex University (BA Dance Studies, First Class). Vita is an actor, a burlesque dancer and a drag king. For her Moving With The Times commission, Vita plans to create a humorous work drawing on techniques from contemporary dance, acrobatics, theatre, burlesque, butoh, jazz and clowning to create HUGO, a piece of movement theatre about a man who goes through a very extreme transition.

Christopher Tendai CTC Dance Company -
Christopher Tendai founded CTC Dance Company in 2017. Christopher started his career as a dancer on the West End and performed in many West End musicals including Hamilton, West Side Story and Cabaret. CTC Dance Company creates innovative dance productions on topics including mental health awareness and gender diversity. For the Moving With The Times commission, CTC Dance Company will create a piece exploring the relationship between a cis man and a trans woman.

Running time: 80 mins, plus interval
Age guidelines: 14+

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