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TESTING GROUND: EXPERIMENTS IN DANCE is back. Now in it’s ninth year, it is a chance for dancers and choreographers to test out their exciting new ideas in front of an audience.

This month, Doing Things Differently – State of the Nation 2 follows up our 2016 event to ask: are we are any closer to inclusion? What have you done or are doing differently? What has the impact been and what needs to happen next?

Ghanaian DJ and producer Katapila kicks off the festival with one of his marathon, relentlessly joyful, euphoria-drenched DJ sets. Call in sick on Friday, or better still, bring your boss along to the party…

Includes entry to We The Curious’ Toddler Takeover For children aged 0–12 months and their adult. Join Snigel the inquisitive snail, in their cozy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel’s insect friends come to visit, dance, play, sing and make music in the undergrowth.

This world premiere brings together dance and live music into an epic and beautiful performance. The stage becomes a site of discovery as audience and performers meet. Featuring a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, musicians from the acclaimed British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers.

This UK premiere places you at the meeting point between threads of music. Nine voices weave among you and around the space, from a whispered duet to a screaming mob, building a vibrant language of a cappella music and movement.

Tableware meets technology at this sonorous dining experience. You may find a flute in your fork, percussion on your plate, or a choir in your cup, as you and your fellow diners translate the act of eating into a symphony of sound.

A fun…k show dedicated to dabbling, living for it and loved up music making. Cult San Francisco music maker Doug Hream Blunt flies in to collaborate with a wonderful group of Cube musicians to create a live show for your enjoyment.

Pay What You Decide – suggested £5 donation Exactly as it sounds: Drag Queens read stories to children, capturing the imagination and fun of the gender fluidity of childhood, giving children glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Performed by International drag star Alyssa Van Delle.

In this one-to-one participatory performance, Hannah invites you to join her in the simple and deliberate act of looking and noticing through drawing, offering 15 minutes of quiet observation, which focuses on the live moment and its effect on the relationship of drawer to drawn.

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