WOMA Benefit Saturday 12th October 2013 at The Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, E1
Dance and Disobedience – A festival of fusion celebrating international street cultures.
Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
Box Office: 020 7613 7498
Dance & Disobedience has been put together by the Curious Creative Collaborators as a benefit festival for WOMA at the Rich Mix, Bethnal Green. All profits made by Dance & Disobedience will go towards future WOMA grants.
Across the world the streets are the playground for the dispossessed, spaces that are reclaimed by skaters, protesters, artists and musicians; using the walls as a forum for expression rather than seeing them as barriers. Fusing music, dance, visual arts, words and fashion Dance & Disobedience makes it possible for these disparate groups to create a shared narrative and find common ground – a celebration of the connections found in the urban environment.
Day time event 12-4pm Free Entry
Dance & Disobedience’s Market of Mayhem
Worldwide the market place is a space of exchange and communication and to reflect this D&D’s daytime programme hosts spoken word, puppetry and films that will have a consciously motivated message to encourage talking, laughing and sharing. The market brings together stalls from: charities and not-for-profit groups who work internationally, creators of original merchandise and crafts from artisans and designers, and food for global flavours.
Line Up so far:
Skateistan (Documentary Films)
Folded Feather (Puppet Show/Suitcase circus)
Somaye tbc (Iranian Jazz/poet)
Evening event 7:30-1am £12 (£10 advance)
Dance & Disobedience
Unifying beats and movement from international cultures of protest, Dance & Disobedience’s main event uses music as a catalyst for resistance and joy. Bringing together beatboxing, carnival drumming, dancing and performance, and headlining with a band of truly international flavour, this celebration of urban creativity encourages everyone to join the movement and unite the senses.
Line up so far:
The Beatbox Collective
Rhythms of Resistance
Hue Jah Fink
As well as an evening event packed with dancers, drummers, bands and visuals and a daytime market event D&D is hosting a 10-day gallery show.
Dance & Disobedience – An Exhibition for playful protagonists.
9th – 19th October 2013. A collaborative show.. Free
The Exhibition for Playful Protagonists will bring the vibrancy and energy of the streets into the belly of the Rich Mix venue. This collaborative show of emerging artists hosts a mixture of work that is inspired by street culture, urban playfulness, international solidarity and protest, and the unifying power of music. Bringing together paintings, pen work, graffiti art, photography, film and mixed media subverts, this exhibition will be teeming with images and sounds that reflect a world of ideas and struggles. Some artists take a personal vantage point to reflect on their relationship with the urban architecture, while others are simply the messenger bringing snapshots from international moments of protests and parties.
Confirmed artists include:
Molly MacIndoe, and David Debiden.
With video work curated by The Lab Film Festival and The projection Gallery, including work from Jelka Milic, Naomi Green, Philipa McGrath, Eye Jack/Elkha …
Submissions will be welcomed until September 2013. Please email.
The Curious Creative Collaborators is a not-for-profit collective whose aim is to build bridges for global cultural collaborations. Dance & Disobedience is one of many events we’ve done that bring different elements together into one unified space. We’re passionate about our line ups and want to support, inform and entertain both artists and audiences alike.
Rich Mix is located in the heart of Shoreditch and Bethnal Green Road, close to the City with excellent transport links, on the doorstep of Shoreditch High Street station.