Images by Chris Flack
From Arno Schuitemaker and Mitchell-lee van Rooij’s I is an Other to Depwofondis by choeographer Max Diakok, LEAP 2015 has brought together hip-hop, contemporary and traditional styles of dance in a month-long celebration of performance art in the city.
In I is an Other, Arno Schuitemaker fuses movements, images, voice and sound with a novel perspective, pulsating rhythm and inventive lighting to expose the manifold strength of the moving body, to create a physically arresting performance.
Choreographer Max Diakok combined Guadeloupean Gwoka dance and Hip Hop to question our modern society and its alienations in his new show adapted from The Conference of the Birds by Persian poet Farid Al-Din-Attar.
Lastly, for the closing performance of the festival, Joseph Lau, Chris Owen, Bridget Fiske & Lisi Perry of Moving Dance Forward Associate Artists took to the stage in an electrifying finale.