a Of Riders and Running Horses Photo: Paul Blakemore

"a piece that captures the joy of moving to music, of sharing a rhythm, and it makes you want to dance too" Evening Standard ★★★★ - Read Full Review

"Dan Canham’s fresh and deliciously convincing mashup of lilting traditional dance and percussive popping and locking succeeds in celebratory style"
 The Guardian - Read Full Review

"it is a thing of total joy!"
Deliq/Maddy Costa - Read Full Review

Performed at night on a rooftop in London, Of Riders and Running Horses draws us into an exhilarating and visceral ad hoc ceremony. It conjures up a new kind of old dance to animate city spaces. Created by Still House for six female dancers and a live band, the performers dance to an insistent rhythm, reminding us of the exhilarating power that comes from moving together.

Bristol based theatre-maker and choreographer Dan Canham has been co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella to create Of Riders and Running Horses. Influenced by film, theatre, music and dance, what lies at the heart of Dan’s work is a sense of refreshing authenticity, and a visually poetic exploration into the collective imagination of performers and audiences.

The music, composed and played live by Luke Harney (AKA Typesun) and Sam Halmarack, was created in the rehearsal room both inspiring, and being inspired by, the choreography.


For NCP Car Park Farringdon: 
To book access tickets or for further information please contact Dance Umbrella on 020 7257 9384 / access@danceumbrella.co.uk

4 disabled bays on site and 4 electric charging points.

The ground level and level 1 are accessible step free. The ground level via the entry and level 1 via the exit (entry and exit are at either ends of the site)

There is one lift to access all floors. This is located in the middle of the site and is sign posted.

For Bernie Grant Arts Centre: 
To book access tickets or for further information please contact LIFT on 020 7968 6808 or email booking@liftfestival.com stating "access requirements" in the subject line.

NCP Car Park Farringdon
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place
The Courtyard, Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Tottenham performance in partnership with LIFT

Produced by MAYK.
Commissioned by Dance Umbrella's Commission Fund (supported by The Foyle Foundation and the Leche Trust), Theatre Bristol and Pavillion Dance South West, supported using public funding through Arts Council England.
With special thanks to the Rolex Institute.
Research and Development was supported by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project, with funds from The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Appetite, Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Umbrella, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Greenwich Dance, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Independent Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, and The Place. The Jerwood Choreographic Research Project is a National Dance Network initiative, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and delivered by DanceXchange.
Additional support from Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Trinity Community Arts.
Thu 15-Sun 18 Oct

Of Riders and Running Horses

Dan Canham /
Still House
Rooftop NCP Car Park Farringdon & The Courtyard Bernie Grant Arts Centre
15-18 October
THU 15 & FRI 16 OCT 7.30PM
SAT 17 OCT 5PM & 8PM

SUN 18 OCT 7.30PM

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