‘Breathtaking group choreography, beautifully handled by the cast’
Julia Carruthers (Director, Dublin Dance Festival)
A young searcher finds himself enticed by the murmurings that lie beyond closed doors. Peering through the keyhole our searcher soon finds himself swept into the whirlwind. A world of rehearsed speeches and practised sincerity. Where a luxurious life of fine dining and flamboyant excess conflicts with the repressed urge to move freely. A polished palace that is ready to crack open into a rave of chaotic ecstasy. No longer in the shadows, our young searcher finds himself continuing his adventure into the world of Illegal Dance.
Illegal Dance explores a future where artistic expression is forbidden by oppressive regimes around the world. It combines dynamic contemporary choreography with innovative technical stagecraft to portray the tensions in a society that pits order against chaos, security against freedom, and individualism against collective will.
The Rule of Seven is an excerpt, the first instalment from Illegal Dance, the new multi-artform work from virtuoso choreographer Tony Adigun’s. Sharp movement and spectacular cinematography underpin a compelling story, exploring themes of family, society, power and agency.
The short film plays to a stunning original score of Hip-hop infused with contemporary classical sounds, topped with a dash of drum and bass. The delectable and infections score is composed by none other than James Grant, one half of the prolific producing powerhouse iLL BLU @iLLBLU who’s producing and remix credits include Stormzy, Sam Smith, MoStack, Headie One, IAMDDB & Tion Wayne.
Over the next three years, Avant Garde Dance will introduce new instalments featuring film, dance, theatre, immersive and digital. Visit www.illegaldance.com to journey deeper into the world of Illegal Dance
Shoreditch Town Hall Team
Arts Council England Dance East Shoreditch Town Hall
July 14, 2021