STDMA’s outdoor performance season kicks off this month, with new pieces from C-12 Dance Theatre, Nuno Silva and Marc Brew. Company Chameleon is also on the road, with a new piece premiering next month as part of Greenwich & Docklands International Festival. Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival will be particularly exciting for me, with no fewer than four STDMA clients performing over the weekend 24 & 25 May.

Sarah Trist

C-12 Dance Theatre is first out the gate, performing Market Stall this weekend as part of Wandsworth Festival. An inclusive, high octane outdoor work for families, Market Stall incorporates circus skills, parkour and dance performance around a fully functioning market stall set. Here is C12 rehearsing Market Stall earlier this year. Video of Market Stall performance in Northumberland earlier this year.

Market Stall 2

C-12’s repertoire also includes the company’s run away success Trolleys, winner of the Argus Award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Festival in 2012. This is C-12 performing Trolleys in Holland last year. “it’s rare that an everyday, mundane activity perfectly moulds with something as seemingly elite as ballet or modern dance” Brighton Argus. Video trailer for Trolleys

Trolleys Holland

Performance dates in 2014 confirmed so far are as follows:

Market Stall
3 & 10 May Wandsworth Festival
24 May Oldham Festival
14 & 15 June Fuse Medway Festival
21 & 22 June Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
6 July Ignition Festival, Kingston upon Thames
12 July Dance Days, Swansea
26 & 27 July Milton Keynes International Festival
2 & 3 August Merchant City Festival, Glasgow
30 & 31 August Gulbenkian Festival
20 Sept Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth

25 May Ageas Salisbury International Festival
21 & 22 June Ashbourne International Streetfest
24 June City of London Festival
12 & 13 July Dance Days, Swansea
20 July Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival
7 & 8 August Theater op de Markt, Hasselt
9 & 10 August TheatreFestival Boulevard. ‘s-Hertogenbosch
31 August Gulbenkian Festival
13 Sept Confluences Nomades, Chateau Thierry
20 & 21 Sept Confluences Nomades, Abbeville

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