Avant Garde Dance


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Showing Times:

Recommended for ages All

40 minutes

Gulbenkian Lawn

Additional info:

Scrum – An Illegal Outdoor Dance Show, supported by Without Walls, 101 Outdoor Arts and Arts Council England.

Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Strike a Light Gloucester. Scrum VR film is commissioned by The Lowry

Avant Garde Dance present S.C.R.U.M.

Scrum is set in the near future, and dance is a crime. We should have seen it coming. We spent the first two decades of the new millennium gripped by fear. The war on terror, financial turmoil, climate change, and global pandemics, an anxious public turned to big tech and invasive surveillance for a safety blanket – but at what cost? Scrum immerses you amidst riotous protest; as a rabble of young digital natives confronts a powerful regime, the question is, will they rebel or conform?

Founder and chorographer Tony Adigun weaves Avant Garde’s trademark synaesthesia of hip-hop, contemporary dance and captivating soundtrack unfurling an electrifying 35-minute show for all ages. Scrum overlaps live performance with virtual reality content like never before. Bring your mobile phone and scan the unique QR code on-site to access hidden virtual layers to this unique live dance experience

Daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable.”

The Times ★★★★ (About Fagin’s Twist)

“High energy, precision crafted choreography creates a dark twist on a classic tale”

The Stage