26 & 27 May 2018 - Norfolk and Norwich Festival
Stopgap are collaborating with a cast of local dancers to bring to life the vivid music of acclaimed contemporary-folk band, Moulettes.
The Seafarers celebrates our relationship with the sea and the journeys we make across it. Part gig, part spectacle, the 50-strong cast travel to and from distant lands with Great Yarmouth seafront as the backdrop.
Our previous touring work has been reimagined in collaboration with the filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, and the premiere screening is taking place as part of Sheffield Doc Fest. Restaged in a post-apocalyptic world, the piece is beautifully shot by 25mm film. Produced by Lone Star and commissioned by The Space.
11am - 4pm, 7 - 9 June at Farnham Maltings
Stopgap Dance Company’s Artist Lab 2018 is supported by Japan Foundation and will be an exchange between the company dance artists + guests, the Butoh artist Yukio Suzuki and disabled dancer Kenta Kambara, who made the headlines in Tokyo for his participation in Rio 2016 Paralympic Handover Ceremony.
10.30am - 5.00pm, 1 June at University of Kingston
Drawing on Stopgap's vast experience of inclusive work, this all-day intensive will focus on giving dance teachers and leaders the skills and confidence to create an accessible teaching environment.
After a night on the town two revellers awake to find themselves in a bath… Convinced that the party is not over, the two friends play a tipsy tribute to the dancing partnerships of the silver screen.
A performance that recalls the stylish partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and borrows from 1930s films with a magpie glee - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
17 June - Holmfirth Arts Festival, Yorkshire
30 June - Basingstoke Live, Hampshire
21 July - Grow Festival, Corby
25 & 26 August - bOing! Festival, Canterbury, Kent
31 Aug, 1 & 2 September - Freedom Festival, Hull