Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance. We have time on our side and we’re making a space to call our own.
Made in collaboration with an extraordinary group of young performers, SESSION is a battle cry and a love song, celebrating community, youth and belonging.
In this explosive outdoor gathering, Still House (Of Riders and Running Horses, Mayfest 2015 and 2016) join forces with Tottenham’s Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and North London’s Afrobeats powerhouse, Empire Sounds, to create an exhilarating night of dance and live music where everyone is welcome.
Soaring up above the streets of Bristol, this visceral performance is part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party moving across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats vocabularies.
Presented in Bristol by MAYK in partnership with Creative Youth Network. Co-commissioned by LIFT, Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment & Pavillion Dance South West. Produced by MAYK and LIFT. Supported by Arts Council England. SESSION is a LIFT Tottenham Original, made in collaboration with artists and communities from Tottenham. LIFT Tottenham is supported by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust.
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Dan Canham’s fresh and deliciously convincing mashup of lilting traditional dance and percussive popping and locking succeeds in celebratory style
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|£5||Ages 16 and under|
|£10||Concessions: under 18s, students, senior citizens (over 60), benefits recipients, registered disabled|
|£18||Supporters’ Price: This ticket price includes one full price ticket and a donation of £3 towards MAYK’s future presentations|
|£25||Pay It Forward Price: This ticket price includes one full price ticket, and a contribution of £10 to allow us to offer heavily subsidised tickets to audiences who might not otherwise be able to be there|