Sat 26 August, 1.30 & 2.30pm: Abbey Green, Battle
SECRET ENCOUNTERS BY C-12 DANCE THEATRE
Fresh from the Greenwich and Docklands Festival, this witty and immersive pop-up dance from a renowned UK company explores the strange and often hilarious world of online dating.
Sat 26 August, 8pm: The Stade, Hastings
POLAR BY COMPAGNIE BILBOBASSO
This major international show, brought from France especially for Journeys Dance Festival, recreates the lively but sinister atmosphere of Buenos Aires cabaret where dancers, gangsters and musicians lurk in the shadows. A seductive and highly atmospheric performance, incorporating fire, live music and Argentinian Tango.
Mon 28 August, 1.30 & 2.30pm: The Terrace, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
THE AWAKENING BY STOPGAP DANCE COMPANY
Plus: Phoenix Stars perform a sign-language dance piece at 2pm
Chris Pavia, a dancer/choreographer with Downs Syndrome, was commissioned to make this 20-minute outdoor dance piece for national and international touring. As an artist, Chris is interested in exploring the anxiety of being stranded. He associates this anxiety with his worst nightmare, which gives his choreography hypnotic and dreamy qualities. Through his work, he is telling us that ‘we might be able to get out of this bad dream if we could just wake up’.
The Phoenix Stars, a local dance group including children with English as a second language, children with special educational needs, will perform a piece with sign, dance and song.
Programme subject to change