Up My Street ONLINE!
Created entirely in lockdown, Up My Street ONLINE! was our response to the coronavirus crisis. Each of the four artists we worked with was due to tour with us in April and when that wasn’t possible, we decided to showcase their talents on the digital stage instead.
Now that each film has premiered, you can view them all online here!
All films have been edited by Roswitha Chesher and Martin Collins
ZoieLogic Dance Theatre presents Unshackled – A SLEUTH Spin Off
In this episode, the first of four, we meet Zoie Golding, Artistic Director of ZoieLogic Dance Theatre who will be telling us about her use of technology and 360 cameras in her work, her passion for getting guys dancing and the making of her spin off dance-for-camera piece inspired by her existing, interactive show Sleuth.
Detective Miller has been captured. Locked in an empty unknown warehouse, he plans his escape – but he can’t make it out on his own, so he’ll need your help.
Zoie calls upon a group of self-isolating Greenwich residents to help.
Temujin Gill presents Essentials
In this episode Sarah Blanc meets Temujin Gill of Grounded Movement to talk about the benefits and cultural relevance of jazz and Hip Hop dance, the risk of ‘cultural amnesia’, his piece celebrating the work of the NHS within the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the making of his brand new dance-for-camera film Essentials which he made with a community cast of 9 using Whatsapp and zoom during lockdown!
Mathieu Geffré presents A Ceremony
In this episode we meet Mathieu Geffré, artistic director of Rendez-Vous dance, who talks about his journey into dance, lying about his age, giving a voice to LGBTQIA communities and encouraging his community cast to dance like no-ones watching… except we are!
Sarah Blanc presents This Time Will Pass
In this episode we meet performer and chorographer Sarah Blanc who talks to our host, Sarah Blanc, about how she used her commission to build intergenerational connections between Greenwich Dances youth and over’55’s company using Zoom chat, poetry and dance duets. She talks about learning about herself during the process, change and her award winning solo work. Definitely Sarah’s favourite episode and Sarah’s favourite choreographer…
With thanks to our funders Arts Council England, Foyle Foundation, Royal Borough of Greenwich and Surf The Wave