EAST WALL 

 

★★★★★ 'ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY THEATRICAL EVENTS I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG LONG WHILE.'                THE STAGE

★★★★★ 'AN EXPRESSION OF HUMAN COMPLEXITY THAT COMBINED COMMUNITY WITH CONFLICT, VITALITY   WITH VIOLENCE, CIVILISATION WITH ITS DISCONTENTS.' THE GUARDIAN

WEDNESDAY 18 - SUNDAY 22 JULY

150 performers stormed the Tower of London in a spectacular collision of music and dance in 2018. Bringing together dance styles from across London and fuelled by rousing music from The Band of the Irish Guards, contemporary a cappella vocal group The Gold Vocal Collective, rock musicians, strings and vocalists and the rebellious history of the site itself, East Wall was the Tower’s first large-scale artistic presentation since the award-winning Poppies installation.

Directed by the internationally-celebrated artist and choreographer Hofesh Shechter, East Wall invited you to discover dynamic new dance created by Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore and Joseph Toonga, four of London’s most exciting young choreographers.

From grime to gospel, krump to contemporary, this epic production indulged senses in a tapestry of music and dance that celebrates East London’s diversity and puts its rich cultural heritage centre stage.

2018's summer’s biggest dance spectacular turned traditions on their heads and remixed them in bold, unique and life affirming ways.

Assistant Costume Design and Costume Making for the collaborative unit project for the MA Costume Design for Performance course at London College of Fashion - UAL.

Costume Designer: Louise Bennetts

Costume Design Assistants and Costume Makers: Gabriela Lotaif, Isobel Pellow, Madeline Berry, Radvile Kisieliute, Nashwa Maatouk, AK Lie, Qiongwen Zhang and Nuno Lamas Brás de Oliveira

Costume Production: Ligaya Salazar, Polona Dolzan, Kat Thiel and Saphia Abrahamovitch-Verner