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26 JUNE Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 5 JULY

F e e l The Colour !

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ROYAL GREENWICH • BETHNAL GREEN • QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK • CANARY WHARF • WOOLWICH


GDIF2015

26 JUNE - 5 JULY

F e e l The Colour ! Welcome to this year’s Festival and 10 days of the very best of outdoor arts. GDIF offers you the latest outdoor productions from across the UK and overseas, with many performances receiving their London and UK premieres here. Each year, you, our audience tell us how much you love getting swept up in the spectacle and surprise of the events, and in 2015, we’ll be doing our utmost to deliver another memorable year: from an opening night chorus of vibrantly costumed actors to an epic evocation of the life and work of one of the world’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo; from an incendiary and timely exploration of the power of books to a celebratory finale inspired by the Indian festival of Holi. The Festival always sets out to reinvent the everyday and encourage you to take a fresh look at the world. So dive in and feel the colour!

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Bradley Hemmings Artistic Director, GDIF

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Spectacular reinvention of Ray Bradbury’s cult novel Fahrenheit 451 from Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury Sat 27 June 22:00 Bethnal Green Gardens, Tower Hamlets E2 9PA FREE “A darkly beautiful rendition of a classic dystopian novel, which hits you straight in the gut.” The Stage

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Greenwich Fair

A festival within a festival, featuring a weekend of outdoor street theatre and dance. Sat 27 - Sun 28 June Sat 13:00 - 21:00 Sun 12:00 - 19:00 Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens & Greenwich Park, Greenwich SE10 FREE “GDIF... An event whose annual contribution to the happiness of the people of London is unrivalled.” The Guardian

Greenwich Fair

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Kori Kori An uplifting street journey through Greenwich, presented by La Compagnie Oposito, one of France’s leading outdoor theatre companies. Fri 26 June 20:03 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 FREE “this new show fascinates from the start” Télérama Sortir

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Performances and bite-sized al fresco treats from UK and international dance companies, across the parks, piazzas, open spaces and waterfronts of Canary Wharf. Sat 4 July 13:00 -17:00 Plus performances Mon 29 June - Fri 3 July at 13:00 & 18:00 Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 FREE

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18 The Four Fridas Presented by GDIF and inspired by the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Featuring the Voladores (flying women) from Mexico, aerial choreography from Wired Aerial Theatre, dance from Shechter Junior, video projection and pyrotechnics. Wed 1 - Sat 4 July 22:00 Gates open at 20.00 with pre-show Mexican food, drinks and stalls. Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich SE18 4BH Reserved seating tickets on sale at www.festival.org (Cash-only walkup sales available) Substantial FREE promenade access available on the day.

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Global Streets Tangle

A giant, family friendly participatory artwork from Australia, presented by Polyglot.

Navrattan

A journey through the ancient arts and traditions of the Mughal era with dance, storytelling and shadow puppetry, presented by Nutkhut.

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The Colour of Time

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The Secret Princess of Severndroog An interactive 21st Century fairytale for 5-11 year olds presented by Look Left Look Right Thu 2 - Sun 5 July Thu & Fri: 17:00 Sat & Sun 14:00 & 17:00 Severndroog Castle, Oxleas Woods SE18 3RT FREE “As great a piece of participatory theatre as you could wish for”.” The Daily Telegraph on Look Left Look Right’s You Once Said Yes

A rainbow eruption of gulal powder and dance from France and India, presented by Artonik in association with East London Dance. Fri 3 - Sun 5 July Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST FREE

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Supporters & New Commissions “Magical, entertaining, wonderful setting” Audience member 2014

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KORI KORI FRI 26 JUNE GREENWICH

Kori Kori La Compagnie Oposito

Kori Kori Fri 26 June 20:03 Procession starts in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 1 Runs approx 90mins FREE see map on page 6

Presented by La Compagnie Oposito This UK premiere, from one of France’s leading outdoor theatre companies, features a chorus of 18 actors and 3 musicians leading audiences through Greenwich. Packed with colour, music and passion, this very topical production, takes inspiration from the idea of community, and how by acting together, it’s possible to create a better world. With an energising score of rock, waltz, tango and classical music, this opening event will set the scene for 10 days of immersive outdoor theatre experiences. Conceived as a journey, the production will start at 20:03pm precisely. (Cutty Sark is open until 20:00) This is a promenade performance. Please wear comfortable footwear. Level access to performance space. Accessible toilets on site. More information at festival.org/access

Welcome! It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome you to this year’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. Every year the festival programme brings a host of new, unusual and stunning spectacles to thrill and delight our residents and visitors alike. The festival themes this year of community and shared achievement are very close to my heart. As a resident, former teacher and now as Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich I see on a daily basis how we are at our strongest and most effective when we are all working together and striving to improve life for everyone who lives here and to welcome those who visit. My professional career as a drama teacher , both in local schools and on community programmes, has made me acutely aware or the power of the arts to help us see our lives in a new light. Whether as performers or actors, live performances really can reach the parts that other arts can’t, and help us to understand the world around us. This year’s opening performance of Kori Kori promises to do just that. As it processes through the centre of Greenwich, thrilling families and children as they look forward to the weekend of festival fun and exciting visitors who come to the town in anticipation of a memorable Friday evening out, I am sure that it will make us think as much as it will entertain.

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The themes of the performance resonate strongly with the sense of community that we are all striving for and that I witness on a daily basis as I have the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life here in this magnificent borough. This year GDIF has many highlights, as ever, and I am absolutely delighted that it builds to what promises to be an amazing crescendo. The Four Fridas, which comes with the generous support of the Arts Council of England and other sponsors, will undoubtedly be an amazing and unforgettable spectacle. It not only brings world class art to Woolwich but will hopefully inspire more world class artists to come here and create work to delight and inspire us for years to come. As Leader of a Council which is proud to support Arts and Culture I hope that you all have a fantastic time at the festival.

Cllr Denise Hyland Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich


451 SAT 27 JUNE BETHNAL GREEN “A darkly beautiful rendition of a classic dystopian novel, which hits you straight in the gut” THE STAGE

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Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury

451 Sat 27 June 22:00 Bethnal Green Gardens, Tower Hamlets, E2 9PA Runs approx 60mins FREE Recommended for ages 12+

Presented by Periplum and Corn Exchange Newbury This spectacular, immersive performance depicts a society where reading is forbidden and firemen are employed to burn books (451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper burns).

This London premiere is based on the classic novel by Ray Bradbury and will feature incredible staging with moving structures, an emotionally compelling score and of course pyrotechnics. Commissioning credits page 25 This performance is Captioned and Audio Described. Headsets available at the viewing area (with deposit)

 Level access to performance space. Accessible toilets on site. The accessible viewing platform is sign posted or please ask a volunteer. More information at festival.org/access

Idea Store In the dystopian world of Fahrenheit 451 the government is able to impose social control on individuals through book burning. Books – which often contain controversial views and cause people to question received opinion – don’t make for a compliant public, so ‘firemen’ were charged with destroying books to ensure happier more amenable people. In this country councils are actually legally bound to provide free books for people through public libraries – of which there are seven in Tower Hamlets. Idea Stores have hundreds of thousands of books, including the largest collection of Bengali books in London, all of them with the power to change lives.

But these books have to be read. Another theme of the book is the use of technology and mass media to enforce conformity on a dumbed-down population. Fortunately for all of us there’s been no reduction here in the desire for reading with more than 2 million – and rising – visits to Idea Stores every year. Kate Pitman, Idea Store, Tower Hamlets Council

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GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE Greenwich Fair Sat 27 - Sun 28 June FREE Sat 13:00- 21:00 Sun 12:00 - 19:00 6

Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens & Greenwich Park Greenwich, SE10

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This weekend of European style outdoor street theatre and dance, features artists from the UK, Belgium, France, Denmark and Spain. Offering the largest and most intensive programme of street arts in the capital, Greenwich Fair is an overload of unconventional theatrical experiences, from a musical performance on a stage filled with water, to juggling reinvented to 8 classic rock and roll tracks, a choreographed fairground Carousel as well as an explosive acrobatic experience.

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Part of Royal Greenwich Festivals

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Fri 26 June 20:03

La Compagnie Oposito see page 4

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Gandini Juggling

3 Sens Dessus Dessous

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2 Bill & Bobby

Greenwich Fair

Stopgap Dance Company see page 8

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Collectif MalunĂŠs see page 11

2 Louder Than Words

4 The Stand In

Cathy Waller Company see page 10

Art Of Disappearing see page 11

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5 Dynamite & Poetry

15feet6 see page 9

6 Friends of Crusoe

Toc de Fusta see page 9


GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE Catch these 3 walkabout events during Greenwich Fair

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Reliquary

Avanti Display

walkabout event - see page 11

Teavolution

Emergency Exit Arts

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walkabout event - see page 11

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Plunge Bloom

walkabout event - see page 11

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9 Monotone Man

12 Camping Delight

The Human Zoo Theatre Co

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TinCanCompany

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Greenwich Park

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Artizani see page 8

8 Pendula Fantastica

Travelling Light Circus see page 10

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Barolosolo

Stefano di Renzo see page 10

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11 Hold On

Meeting Point

Southpaw Dance Co see page 9

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CREW see page 9

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15 Walk Walk

Bronks see page 11

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GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE

Sens Dessus Dessous Presented by Collectif Malunés

Greenwich Fair Street Theatre Journeys Follow our Festival Volunteers with the NEXT SHOW signs on any of these journeys. Tours begin at the first show’s location. SATURDAY 1. Kids Journey Saturday 13:40 Pendula Fantastica 13:55 île O 14:45 Friends of Crusoe 15:45 Walk Walk   2. Circus Journey Saturday 13:00 Sans Dessus Dessous 13:50 8 Songs 14:50 Dynamite & Poetry 15:45 Camping Delight

SUNDAY 1. Kids Journey Sunday 12:40 Pendula Fantastica 12:55 île O 13:45 Friends of Crusoe 14:45 Walk Walk

3. Dance Journey Saturday 18:05 Louder Than Words 18:45 Bill & Bobby 19:15 8 Songs 20:00 Carousel   4. BSL Journey Saturday 15:45 Walk Walk 17:20 Dynamite & Poetry 18:35 Teavolution

3. Dance Journey Sunday 17:10 Louder Than Words 17:50 Bill & Bobby 18:30 8 Songs

INFO POINT

For the latest information, and Lost Children, visit our main Info Point. See map on page 6

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NAVIGATE

Locate your chosen show using the map on page 6, then look out for our numbered flags when you arrive at the location.

FOOD AND DRINK

BEES! Colony 8 The Songs

Gandini Juggling

Artizani Gandini Juggling

Sat 27 June 13:50, 19:15 Sun 28 June 12:50, 18:30 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

Accessible toilets on site and at Discover Greenwich. Viewing areas for select performances are signposted. Please ask a steward or a volunteer if you need a seat for any performance. For access and travel info visit festival.org/access

Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries.

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FREE Runs approx 30 mins

Set to 8 classic rock and roll songs, this sexy and skilful new show sees Gandini return to their outdoor roots in a tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music. From Dylan’s stream of consciousness realms to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stone’s anthemic joy de vivre, experience this accessible and unforgettable journey into the raw and elating power of rock and roll.

Sat 27 June 13:00 – 14:00, 15:30 – 16:30, 18:00 – 19:00 Sun 28 June 12:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:30, 17:00 – 18:00 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE Runs continuously

Experience a honey-perfumed hive, wreathed in smoke, and discover a surprising number of ways to experience it. Accompanied by Artizani’s bee-keepers, prepare to be charmed and challenged as you find yourself gazing into the immensity of space or being teased by a telescopic hive soaring into the sky. Commissioning credits: page 25

Commissioning credits: page 25 Also at Dancing City - see page 14

BSL interpreters are available to answer any questions at this Info Point. See map on page 6

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There is a wide selection of food and drink available at the Fair, within and outside the Cutty Sark, at Greenwich Market and locally in the town centre.

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2. Circus Journey Sunday 12:00 Sans Dessus Dessous 12:50 8 Songs 13:50 Dynamite & Poetry 14:45 Camping Delight  

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Bill & Bobby Stopgap Dance Company Sat 27 June 16:00, 18:45 Sun 28 June 15:00, 17:50

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Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 20 mins

Embark on a whistle-stop tour of a past era, in this tongue in cheek tribute to the legendary star partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. With lashings of exquisitely poised, glamorous dance storytelling, Lucy Bennett

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and David Toole pull out the stops, wittily referencing legendary scenes along the way. So get swinging and experience the classic power of dance! Commissioning credits page 25


GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE

Camping Delight

C.a.p.e anima

Dynamite & Poetry

Friends of Crusoe

TinCanCompany

CREW

15feet6

Toc de Fusta

Sat 27 June 15:45, 19:10 Sun 28 June 14:45, 18:20 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE Runs approx 40mins

In this fast-paced and ludicrous circus show a caravan draws up and two strange campers spring out and busily conquer and colonise the area around them – hoisting a flag as a country is born. This eye-opening piece examines how far we can go, as people and as nations. Danish circus group TinCanCompany combine heart-warming humour and razorsharp timing in this London premiere.

Sat 27 June 13:00 – 15:00, 15:30 – 17:30, 18:00 – 20:00 Sun 28 June 12:00 – 14:00, 14:30 – 16:30, 17:00 – 19:00

Sat 27 June 14:50, 17:20 Sun 28 June 13:50, 16:20

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

FREE Runs approx 45 mins

FREE Runs continuously

In this London premiere from Flemish contemporary circus company 15feet6, four acrobats blast onto the scene with a virtuosic performance featuring Russian bar, Korean see saw and Chinese pole, all blended with a risky mix of humour and poetry. Jaw-dropping acrobatics combine with an explosive twist.

After the shipwreck, gloomy and lonely on his island, Robinson Crusoe is bored. Luckily he has the wreckage with him and all the time in the world..... Inspired by a passion for play, this Catalan company have created a series of interactive wooden street games and automata for all ages, with puzzles and mechanical games to challenge you to prove your skills.

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FREE but with limited capacity. Book directly at show location. Runs approx 30mins

Enter through the looking glass and discover a world you never thought possible with CREW’s stateof-the-art immersive technology. Unlike any other medium, CREW’s ground-breaking digital ingenuity puts you right into the heart of an orchestra hall in Brussels, complete with a mesmerising performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

Carousel

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

This dramatic and bewitching dance theatre production is set in a fairground and performed around a fully functioning merry go round. As the fair shuts down an edgy story unfolds of exhilarating private celebrations and personal tragedies within a close knit community of

Sat 27 June 15:00

Commissioning credits page 25

ONE SHOW ONLY

Programmed by the National Maritime Museum

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people. The performers use the revolving carousel to flip, roll, dive and spin to an eclectic Balkan and Gypsy influenced score. What wonders will the magic of a fairground after hours bring and what secrets will be revealed?

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Greenwich, SE10

Floodtide Navigate

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FREE Runs approx 40 mins

Old Royal Naval College,

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BSL interpreted show: Saturday, 17:20 See Journeys - page 8

ONE SHOW ONLY

Southpaw Dance Company Sat 27 June 20:00

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

Sat 27 June 13:00 – 19:00, Sun 28 June 12:00 -18:00

National Maritime Museum, Sammy Ofer Wing Terrace Greenwich, SE10 FREE Runs approx 40 mins

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Be submerged in the music of the tidal Thames.  A sensor mounted in the river reads data from the tide which is transformed into notation for musicians to play.   A live sonification of the rhythms of the river.

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Part of Floodtide Navigate, a voyage around Europe, the UK and Ireland making music from the tide along the way. Presented by Royal Museums Greenwich

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GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE

Hold On

île O

Louder Than Words

Stefano di Renzo

Barolosolo

Cathy Waller Company

Sat 27 June 14:50, 17:20 Sun 28 June 13:50, 16:20

Sat 27 June 13:55, 18:15 Sun 28 June 12:55, 17:15

Sat 27 June 15:20, 18:05 Sun 28 June 14:20, 17:10

Old Royal Naval College, 10 Greenwich, SE10

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

FREE Runs approx 45 mins

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

What is the relationship between ourselves as individuals and the systems which govern us? In this feat of perilous balance we see how one man is in control of a system but at the same time controlled by it – if he were to leave it, he would surely fall. A beautiful physical theatre performance as a man holds himself afloat with only a slackrope to stand on.

Water, water everywhere...and music. Two clowns try their best to stay dry and play to the crowd in this delightful mash-up of modern physical theatre moving from comic to absurd in a setting of aquatic poetry and music. There’s a small water kiosk for safety, but there’s just too much water!

A brand new, dynamic dance piece, all set to a percussion and live-mixed electronic sound world which is created and played live. Two dancers vie, test and outdo each other whilst being challenged by the musician. As the powerful soundscape builds, all the performers are drawn into an energising and ritualistic interplay between movement and music.

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Also at Dancing City - see page 14 Commissioning credits page 25

Pendula Fantastica Travelling Light Circus Sat 27 June 13:40, 14:40, 16:25, 17:10, 19:00 Sun 28 June 12:40, 13:40, 15:25, 16:10, 18:05

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Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE Runs approx 5 mins

Experience this mesmerising display on a giant Newton’s Cradle, specially presented here in Greenwich, the home of time and space. This outdoor sculpture is integrated with performance to create a captivating combination of motion, sound, science and wonder.

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Monotone Man The Human Zoo Theatre Company

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Sat 27 June 13:00, 16:35 Sun 28 June 12:00, 15:35 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE Runs approx 35 mins

Reliquary

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Monotone Man lives in a monochrome world. He spends his time walking the straight and narrow, ticking boxes and avoiding unnecessary contact with strangers. In a world where we so often go out of our way to

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disconnect from the people around us, this explosive, interactive celebration of connection and colour comes to Greenwich Town centre. Commissioning credits page 25


GREENWICH FAIR SAT 27 - SUN 28 JUNE

Reliquary Avanti Display

Sens Dessus Dessous Collectif Malunés

Smoke

The Stand In

Plunge Bloom

Art Of Disappearing

Sat 27 June 14:25 - 15:15, 17:10 - 18:00 Sun 28 June 13:25 - 14:15, 16:10 - 17:00

Sat 27 June 13:00, 16:30 Sun 28 June 12:00, 15:30

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10

FREE Runs approx 40mins

FREE Walkabout - Runs approx 30 mins

FREE Runs approx 10mins

An ancient caravan, a bucket of apples and four eccentric performers unite in this farcical tale where circus meets a peculiar road trip. Acrobatics, trapeze, acrobalance and circus wheel unite in a crazy upsidedown universe – a show from a fantastic Flemish company, which is guaranteed to make you want to run off and join the circus!

Somebody call the Fire Brigade! Abstract and funny, a man is slowly engulfed in smoke. What starts in his trouser leg as a wisp, travels up to his collar then sleeves to become an inevitable billow. Is Spontaneous Combustion a myth? This visual, non verbal walkabout show has the answer!

Imagine a mysterious bejewelled casket stalking the streets, inviting you to peer inside. Now imagine the thrill of being chosen to peep inside whilst others can only stand and gawp. Stand by as a new species has been discovered and its last egg has been preserved. It’s about to.....no, that could never happen!

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

Sat 27 June 14:45, 19:15 Sun 28 June 13:45, 18:15 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

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Commissioning credits page 25

Sat 27 June 13:00 – 14:00, 15:30 – 16:30, 17:20 – 18:20 Sun 28 June 12:00 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:30, 16:20 – 17:20 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

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FREE Watch the show or participate by booking directly at show location. Runs approx 11mins

Two audience members take part in this collaborative audio experience while the rest of the audience watches, shifting the balance between performer and audience and asking participants to become the watched. Presented by Greenwich Dance

Commissioning credits: page 25

Visit The Blue Nile food stand at Greenwich Fair June 27 & 28

Teavolution

Walk Walk

Emergency Exit Arts

Bronks

Sat 27 June 14:05, 16:40, 18:35 Sun 28 June 13:05, 15:40, 17:35

Sat 27 June 13:00, 15:45, 18:15 Sun 28 June 12:00, 14:45, 17:15

Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10

Greenwich Park, SE10 see separate map on page 7

FREE Walkabout - Runs approx 30 mins

FREE but with limited capacity. Book directly at show location. Runs approx 75 mins

Weaving song, acro-balance, storytelling and rollicking audience interaction together, this walkabout show celebrates 100 years of the Women’s Institute and invites you to join forces in world in which female politicians aren’t judged by their hairstyles! This tongue in cheek show asks what happens when women work together to change the world. BSL interpreted shows: Saturday, 14:05, 18:35 See Journeys - page 8

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Accompanied by Saskia from the Grand National Guild of True Hiking, you will be guided into the depths of the forest in this family show, from leading Flemish children’s theatre company, Bronks. But make sure your guide doesn’t lose her way – the woods have many pitfalls! BSL interpreted show: Saturday, 15:45 See Journeys - page 8

The Blue Nile is a local, family run Eritrean/Italian café and restaurant, harking back to Eritrea’s colonial history. Eritrea’s capital Asmara was built by pioneering Italian designers, creating wonderful modernist buildings. Many Italians moved to Asmara, and as a result the Italian and Eritrean cultures, languages and foods became completely intertwined.   As we began works to our shop in Woolwich, we discovered clues to its past. This was once a sausage making shop, built in 1935 and what a large, grand butcher’s it was! We’ve lovingly uncovered all the tiles, ceiling and railings to reveal this piece of local history. The menu has a mix of Italian and Eritrean classics, from

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Italian coffees, pasta and icecreams to Eritrean ‘kemem’ tea (tea infused with cloves, cinnamon, star anise and ginger), warm ‘ful’, meat stews infused with cardamom and cinnamon and cooked in ‘tesmi’, a warm and comforting spiced butter and our delicious homemade sweet cardamom flavoured bread called ‘himbasha’. A lot of our recipes are gluten – free and we have a wide range of vegetarian dishes. In November 2014, the Blue Nile was voted the best Restaurant in London. Shewa Hagos Blue Nile Café 73 Woolwich New Road, SE18

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DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY

Dancing City

Dancing City Sat 4 July 13:00 - 17:00 Plus performances Mon 29 June - Fri 3 July at 13:00 & 18:00

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets London E14 FREE

Exhilarating, thought-provoking and fun, this annual outdoor dance extravaganza is back with performance and bitesized al-fresco treats from UK and international dance companies. Journey across the parks, piazzas, open spaces and waterfronts of Canary Wharf and encounter everything from the mesmerising footwork of New Zealand Maori Haka, to fluid, fearless Parkour, nostalgic 1950’s tap and powerful, contemporary dance from leading companies.

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Dancing City Journeys

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On Saturday, why not join one of our Dancing City Journeys? See page 15

8 Songs

Gandini Juggling

Cabot Square Mon 13:00, 18:00 see page 14

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Hold On

Stefano di Renzo

Cubitt Steps Tue 13:00, 18:00 see page 14

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Bar Story

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Etta Ermini Dance Theatre Wren Landing Wed 13:00, 18:00 see page 14 Sat 15:05, 16:40 see page 15

Every Grain

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Soul Rebel Tap

Cubitt Steps Thur 13:00, 18:00 see page 14 Sat 13:40, 15:35 see page 16

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Turn Around Boy

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Compagnie Le Grand Jeté

Wren Landing Fri 13:00, 18:00 see page 14 6 Jubilee Plaza Sat 13:45, 15:05 see page 16


DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY NEED HELP? FIND A VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries.

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GETTING HERE

BSL Interpreter is available in Jubilee Plaza by the Tube entrance to answer any questions and will be wearing a hi-vis jacket. Full disabled access throughout Canary Wharf, including car parks and toilet facilities. For further information on access facilities please visit our website at festival.org/access or canarywharf.com/faqs

By train: Canary Wharf (Tube & DLR) By bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277 By car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot, Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls. By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier

Haka Day Out

Corey Baker Dance

Westferry Circus Sat 14:00, 15:30 see page 16

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Brodas Bros

Sat 14:10, 15:30 see page 16

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Danger Risk of Falling Parkour Dance Company

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Rosie Kay Dance Co Canary Riverside Sat 13:35, 16:05 see page 15

CaĂ­da Libre Co. Sharon Fridman 1 Canary Riverside

Sat 13:00, 16:40 see page 15

Of Man and Beast

Company Chameleon

Jubilee Plaza Sat 13:00, 16:00 see page 16

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Te Odiero HURyCAN

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Montgomery Square Sat 14:10, 16:35 see page 15

Jubilee Plaza Sat 14:40, 16:45 see page 16

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DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY

Dancing City Weekday shows Mon 29 June - Fri 3 July 13:00 & 18:00

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8 Songs Gandini Juggling Mon 29 June 13:00, 18:00 Cabot Square FREE Runs approx 30 mins

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Set to 8 classic rock and roll songs, this sexy and skilful new show sees Gandini return to their outdoor roots in a tribute to the mythical landscape of popular music. From Dylan’s stream of consciousness realms to the Velvet Underground’s troubling landscapes, from David Bowie’s soulful escapades to the rocking Rolling Stone’s anthemic joy de vivre, experience this accessible and unforgettable journey into the raw and elating power of rock and roll. Commissioning credits page 25 Also at Greenwich Fair - see page 8

Turn Around Boy

Hold On

Bar Story

Every Grain

Turn Around Boy

Stefano di Renzo

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Soul Rebel Tap

Compagnie Le Grand Jeté

Tue 30 June 13:00, 18:00

Wed 1 July 13:00, 18:00

Cubitt Steps

Wren Landing

5

Thu 2 July 13:00, 18:00 3

Cubitt Steps

Fri 3 July 13:00, 18:00 5

Wren Landing

3

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

FREE Runs approx 20 mins

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

FREE Runs approx 15 mins

What is the relationship between ourselves as individuals and the systems which govern us? In this feat of perilous balance we see how one man is in control of a system but at the same time controlled by it – if he were to leave it, he would surely fall. A beautiful physical theatre performance as a man holds himself afloat with only a slackrope to stand on.

A performance created around a specially designed bar structure, in which high energy dance and acrobatics combine with insightful observation, humour and wit in this lively and entertaining take on social anxiety and extreme behaviour.

The West End comes to the Wharf in this exuberant tap dance extravaganza, featuring a cast of glamorous dancers in playsuit costumes performing with a nostalgic soundtrack of contagious popular music from the 1950’s

Also at Wren Landing on

Also at Cubitt Steps on

In this beautiful evocation of the Icarcus myth for two male dancers, choreographer Frédéric Cellé imagines metal wings through the integration of circus, Cyr wheel into the performance. As the performers challenge gravity, they tell a timeless story of our aspiration to touch the stars.

Sat 4 July 15:05, 16:40

Sat 4 July 13:40, 15:35

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Also at Jubilee Plaza on Sat 4 July 13:45, 15:05


DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY

Dancing City

Dancing City Journeys SATURDAY 4 JULY

Saturday shows 4 July 13:00 - 17:00

On Saturday, why not join one of our Dancing City Journeys? Follow our Festival Volunteers with the Next Show signs. Tours begin at the first show’s location.

2. Contemporary 13:00 Caída Libre 13:35 5 Soldiers 14:10 Danger Risk of Falling 14:40 Te Odiero 15:05 Turn Around Boy 15:30 Solo 2 16:00 Of Man and Beast 3. Marathon 13:00 Caída Libre 13:35 5 Soldiers 14:00 Haka Day Out 14:40 Te Odiero 15:05 Turn Around Boy 15:30 Solo 2 16:00 Of Man and Beast 16:35 Danger Risk of Falling 

1. Gravity 13:00 Caída Libre 13:45 Turn Around Boy 14:10 Danger Risk of Falling 14:40 Te Odiero 15:05 Bar Story 15:35 Every Grain

Danger Risk of Falling

Bar Story

5 Soldiers

Bar Story

Caída Libre

Danger Risk of Falling

Rosie Kay Dance Co

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Compañía Sharon Fridman

Parkour Dance Company

Sat 4 July 13:35, 16:05 Canary Riverside

Sat 4 July 15:05, 16:40 1

Wren Landing

Sat 4 July 13:00, 16:40 3

Canary Riverside

Sat 4 July 14:10, 16:35 1

Montgomery Square

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FREE Runs approx 15 mins

FREE Runs approx 20 mins

FREE Runs approx 20 mins

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

A moving exploration of how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. Offering an intimate view of the training that prepares our soldiers for combat, the performance weaves a story of physical transformation, helping us to understand how the experience of warfare affects those that choose to put their life on the line.

A performance created around a specially designed bar structure, in which high energy dance and acrobatics combine with insightful observation, humour and wit in this lively and entertaining take on social anxiety and extreme behaviour.

A UK premiere, in which an indispensable characteristic of our nature is explored: survival. At last year’s Dancing City, Sharon Fridman’s previous production Hasta Donde? was a huge hit with GDIF audiences, so don’t miss this rare chance to catch an exceptional international company in this visceral and virtuosic new performance.

A new contemporary dance and physical theatre performance on a bespoke scaffolding structure, created by a team of professional artists inspired by the philosophy of Parkour. Exploring both a physical and mental landscape, this highenergy performance asks, if we don’t take leaps of faith and risk everything do we jeopardise even more?

Also at Wren Landing on Wed 1 July 13:00, 18:00

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DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY

Dancing City Saturday shows 4 July 13:00 - 17:00 SEE MAP ON PAGES 12/13

Solo 2

Every Grain

Haka Day Out

Of Man and Beast

Solo 2

Soul Rebel Tap

Corey Baker Dance

Company Chameleon

Brodas Bros

Sat 4 July 13:40, 15:35 Cubitt Steps

5

Sat 4 July 14:00, 15:30

Sat 4 July 13:00, 16:00

Westferry Circus

Jubilee Plaza

2

Sat 4 July 14:10, 15:30 6

Jubilee Plaza

6

FREE Runs approx 25 mins

FREE Runs approx 30 mins

FREE Runs approx 30 mins

FREE Runs approx 20 mins

The West End comes to the Wharf in this exuberant tap dance extravaganza, featuring a cast of glamorous dancers in playsuit costumes performing with a nostalgic soundtrack of contagious popular music from the 1950’s

Experience a mesmerising performance of the rich Maori Kapa Haka tradition in this new show, specially developed by New Zealand choreographer Corey Baker for the year of the Rugby World Cup. The performance brings together tribal footwork, Poi dancing and powerful chanting, all woven together with contemporary movement.

A powerful, sensitive and revealing look at male group dynamics, uncovering the many faces of men strength, camaraderie, vulnerability and hostility. Chameleon have been audience favourites at Dancing City in previous years with their remarkable contemporary duets, so don’t miss this new tour de force show, featuring 5 exceptional male performers.

This duet between two Catalan brothers, combines contemporary dance with the skills and language of popping, locking, breakdance, hip hop and snowboarding, to create a show without barriers or limits, whilst exploring the importance of trust and togetherness.

Also at Cubitt Steps on Thu 2 July 13:00, 18:00

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Commissioning credits page 25

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DANCING CITY AT CANARY WHARF MON 29 JUNE - SAT 4 JULY

Haka Day Out

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Te Odiero

Turn Around Boy

HURyCAN

Compagnie Le Grand Jeté

Sat 4 July 14:40, 16:45 Jubilee Plaza

Sat 4 July 13:45, 15:05 6

Jubilee Plaza

6

FREE Runs approx 15 mins

FREE Runs approx 15 mins

An award winning duet exploring the boundaries in relationships and how one slip can become a dangerous pattern. Fast, frantic, funny and poignant with glimpses of tango, flamenco and jazz, the performance delivers surprise and shock in equal measure.

In this beautiful evocation of the Icarcus myth for two male dancers, choreographer Frédéric Cellé imagines metal wings through the integration of circus, Cyr wheel into the performance. As the performers challenge gravity, they tell a timeless story of our aspiration to touch the stars. Also at Wren Landing on Fri 3 July 13:00, 18:00

Originally from Christchurch New Zealand, I left my home country at a young age to train to become a dancer, choreographer and director. My ambition as a director is to make exciting and engaging work that appeals to everyone and can compel all walks of life to enjoy movement. I have always believed that dance is very special and should be for all and not a luxury for the elite. My passion drives me to create work for outdoors, without the confines of a dark and sometimes scary building, inviting and welcoming people to see their own world heightened and brought to life differently through the magic of theatre. Haka Day Out is not only built through these values,

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but came out of a desire to share the rich, enchanting and precious artform of the Maori people.  Touring Haka Day Out in the year of the Rugby World Cup hosted here in the UK, is a dream come true, and I cannot wait to see the faces of the people as they experience the magic in front of them.   Corey Baker  Artistic Director, Corey Baker Dance 

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THE FOUR FRIDAS AT ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS WOOLWICH WED 1 - SAT 4 JULY

World premiere presented by Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

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THE FOUR FRIDAS AT ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS WOOLWICH WED 1 - SAT 4 JULY The Four Fridas Wed 1 - Sat 4 July 22:00 Royal Artillery Barracks Woolwich, SE18 4BH Entrance via Grand Depot Road Runs approx 45mins Tickets £15 (£12 concessions) reserved seating on sale at www.festival.org (No credit card sales on the day - cash-only) Substantial FREE promenade (standing) access available on the day. Map and Access information - page 20

This large scale theatre spectacular is inspired by the life and work of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Aerial performance, contemporary dance, pyrotechnics, music, narration and giant video projections will combine in an immersive experience telling the dramatic story of one of the world’s most iconic artists. Part of Royal Greenwich Festivals

Shechter Junior Shechter Junior is all about giving opportunities to young dancers. When we started the project earlier this year it was the result of a long-held ambition to form an apprentice company. The idea was to provide opportunities for these dancers to train, work and perform both independently and alongside our company dancers and be paid for doing so, all in a professional manner to the highest quality. We wanted to provide an extremely varied experience for them to perform in all sorts of spaces, venues and countries. So, when Bradley approached us about participating in his ambitious, large scale The Four Fridas production, we jumped at the chance.

The dancers of Shechter Junior premiered in Paris in May. They will tour Europe this summer and perform alongside our company dancers at the Royal Opera House later this year. Being part of this outdoor spectacle in Woolwich for GDIF is going to be another part of that crazy ride. I’m very proud of these extraordinary dancers who have joined us from all over - UK, Norway, Israel, Denmark, France and Germany. Their intense energy and immense drive is infectious and it’s such an honour to work with them.

Shechter Junior in rehearsal

Hofesh Shechter Artistic Director, Hofesh Shechter Company

Pyrotechnics by Alchemy

Creative Team

The Flight of the Voladores In recognition of Frida Kahlo’s lifelong empathy with indigenous Mexico, The Four Fridas will feature a unique and powerful preHispanic Mexican cultural tradition. For the first time ever, a group of young indigenous women from the tiny remote village of Xochiapulcho in the Sierra Puebla,

will travel to London to enact the extraordinary flight of the Voladores. In this breathtaking ceremony, a 20m wooden pole is central to an ancient, but also very much living, fertility ritual, now recognised and protected by UNESCO in its schedule of “intangible heritage”.

Artistic Director:  Bradley Hemmings Design: Georgia Lowe Writer: Jay Griffiths Aerial Artistry and Original Wall Design:  Wired Aerial Theatre Music: Dan Jones Video: Tal Rosner Animation: Rachel Gadsden and Abigail Norris Choreography for Shechter Junior: Hofesh Shechter

Lighting Design: Natasha Chivers Assistant Director: Amit Sharma Pyrotechnics: Alchemy Performers: Pippa Nixon, Welly O’Brien, Daniela B. Larsen, Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie, Tiiu Mortley Shechter Junior Dancers: Carl Crochet, Maja Naomi Furnes, Kenny Wing Tao Ho, AnneCharlotte Hubert, Oska Lake Thomas, Max

Makowski, Ayelet Nadav, Anna Stamp Møller, Botis Seva Climbers Jamie Ogilvie, Matt Reynolds, Gareth Green, Aaron Donaldson Voladores Rogelio Bonilla Iglesias, Karina Zarate Bonilla, Ignacia Romero Zaragoza, Lizet Diaz Farias, Sandy Chavez Moreno, Martha Botello Iglesias 

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THE FOUR FRIDAS AT ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS WOOLWICH WED 1 - SAT 4 JULY Kahlo, Frida (1907-1954): The two Fridas, 1939. Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno. Photo by Tal Rosner

Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is recognised as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Her work, which reflects her turbulent and colourful life, explores themes of birth, death and survival. She contracted polio in early childhood and suffered severe injuries in a traffic accident, which resulted in her regularly spending long periods in bed. Flight and the aspiration to fly is a key theme in her work and the production takes inspiration from this, recalling the quotation from her 1953 notebook, when facing possible amputation of her leg, she wrote “Feet, what need do I have of you, when I have wings to fly?”  

The Four Fridas will feature Aerial Choreography by Wired Aerial Theatre

Welly O’Brien performing in Prometheus Awakes GDIF2012

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GETTING HERE: Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, SE18 4BH Entrance via Grand Depot Road By Train/DLR: Woolwich Arsenal. Then only 10 mins walk. Follow the blue line on the map. Turn left out of the station on to Woolwich New Rd. Continue onto Grand Depot Rd. Turn left onto Grand Depot Rd/A205. Entrance on right. By Bus: Woolwich Town Centre By Thames Clippers: Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier By Car: Pay and display parking available on surrounding streets.  Signposted blue badge parking accessible via the main entrance to the Barracks. The performance on Fri 3 July is audio described. Headsets available at the Info tent (with deposit) Thu 2, Fri 3 and Sat 4 July performances are Captioned Viewing area onsite is signposted. Please see staff or volunteers for accessible seating options.

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THE SECRET PRINCESS OF SEVERNDROOG THU 2 - SUN 5 JULY

The Secret Princess of Severndroog Look Left Look Right

The Secret Princess of Severndroog

SEVERNDROOG CASTLE

Thu 2 & Fri 3 July 17:00 Sat 4 & Sun 5 July 14:00, 17:00 Presented by Look Left Look Right

Opening Times 2015: 5 March to end October Thu/Fri/Sun 12:30 - 16:30

Severndroog Castle, Oxleas Woods SE18 3RT

Castle Admission: Adults £2.50, Child £2.00

Runs approx 45 mins FREE Limited capacity. For 5-11 year olds Please arrive 30mins before start time.

(entrance to The Secret Princess of Severndroog is free)

Meet at the Info Point. Advanced booking available at www.festival.org. Spaces are also available for walk-ups.

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An interactive fairy tale for the 21st century by one of the UK’s most acclaimed site specific theatre companies. Help free a modern princess from the spell which has locked her up in the castle in this magical woodland adventure. Part of Royal Greenwich Festivals Commissioning Credits page 25 GETTING HERE: By train: Falconwood station (Overground)

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By bus: 89 and 178 run along Shooters Hill past Eltham Common, 178 turning into Shrewsbury Lane and 89 continuing past Oxleas Wood. 122 and 161 run along Well Hall Road. B16 follows Rochester Way and passes Falconwood station. 386 runs along Shooters Hill Road and Academy Road.

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By car: Limited free parking is available in the two car parks on the edge of the woods off Shooters Hill, and along Welling Way. This is an outdoors promenade performance. Some surfaces are at a gradual slope. Please wear comfortable footwear. Accessible toilets next to Info Point. More info at festival.org/access

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GLOBAL STREETS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK FRI 3 - SUN 5 JULY

Global Streets Tangle Navrattan The Colour of Time

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The Colour of Time see page 24

Global Streets Fri 3 - Sun 5 July Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20

GDIF goes global with Tangle – a giant participatory artwork from Australia, The Colour of Time – a rainbow eruption of gulal powder and dance from France and India, and Navrattan, a journey through the ancient arts and traditions of the Mughal era with dance, storytelling and shadow puppetry.

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Presented in Association with Foundation for FutureLondon

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GETTING HERE: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 By Train: Stratford (Underground & Overground); Hackney Wick (Overground); Stratford (DLR) By Bus: 388, 308, 25, 89, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86 By Car: Paid parking at Westfield Stratford City, Stratford International station and the Stratford Centre. The Park is open 24 hours. Visit queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk for information on more activities throughout the park. NEED HELP? ASK A VOLUNTEER Our volunteers wear yellow T-Shirts. They can help you with directions and any other enquiries. More information at festival.org/access

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GLOBAL STREETS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK FRI 3 - SUN 5 JULY

Tangle Polyglot

Tangle

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Fri 3 - Sun 5 July Fri 15:30 – 17:30 Sat 12:00 – 14:00, 15:30 – 17:30 Sun: 10:00 – 12:00, 13:45 – 15:45 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Runs continuously

Presented by Polyglot Tangle is a large scale, totally interactive elastic weaving event, created live and on the spot by children and their families. It’s part spectacular live art, part performance, part playground and all

chaos. Strand by strand a dense multicoloured landscape, is created where you can explore, play and bounce! All ages welcome. This production is wheelchair accessible. Tangle Workshops Alongside Tangle, we will be offering family audiences drop-in, creative weaving workshops. Children, parents and grandparents can all get stuck in and create colourful objects like dreamcatchers, and learn how to finger knit! Commissioning credits page 25

Navrattan Nutkhut

Navrattan Fri 3 & Sat 4 July

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Fri 14:00 - 15:45 (last admission to the marquee at 15:00) Sat 13:00 – 17:30 (last admission to the marquee at 16:45) Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Runs approx 45 mins

unforgettable journey complete with shadow puppetry, interactive storytelling, Kathak dance and craft workshops in order to discover the missing jewels from the Emperor’s favourite pendant, the Navrattan. Recommended for ages 5 – 11 BSL interpreted shows: Saturday, 15:45, 16:45

Presented by Nutkhut Explore the nine rooms of Emperor Akbar’s palace and embark on an

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GLOBAL STREETS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK FRI 3 - SUN 5 JULY

The Colour of Time Artonik / East London Dance

The Colour of Time

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Sun 5 July 16:00 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park See map on page 22 Runs approx 90 mins

Part of Global Streets Presented by Artonik in Association with East London Dance In a reinvention of India’s traditional Holi festival, Artonik’s dancers and musicians will lead you through the Olympic Park in a choreographed parade towards a huge finale, where brilliant shades of gulal powder are thrown in the air in a joyful celebration of unity and diversity.

Time for the UK Bollywood Champions It is with great pleasure and privilege that Sapnay School of Dance - First Ever UK Bollywood Champions, Guinness World Record Holders and recently acclaimed Got to Dance Semi finalists - are involved with The Colour of Time Project. The involvement brings great excitement for the participants to experience this spring festival called Holi also known as the Festival of Colour in a contemporary choreographed piece. It will highlight all angles of fun and joy as Holi celebrations

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traditionally celebrated in India bring communities together to enjoy what is also known as the festival of love. With taking the concept of colour, love, joy and happiness this will truly be a wonderful experience for our dance community Sapnay and we are thrilled to be part of this. Ash Oberoi, Artistic Director, Sapnay School of Dance.


GDIF2015 SUPPORTERS AND NEW COMMISSIONS 451 Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Built at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space. Supported by Greenham Common Trust and Arts Council England. 8 Songs Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. BEES! The Colony Supported by Without Walls. Originally created as part of 6 Impossible Things – a collaboration between Avanti and Artizani with support from Arts Council England. Bill & Bobby Commissioned by Without Walls and Hat Fair. Co-commissioned by The National Theatre’s Watch This Space Festival. Supported by the University of Surrey. Carousel Commissioned by Without Walls and Stockton International Riverside Festival. Co-commissioned by SO Festival, Skegness and Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent. R&D supported by Without Walls Haka Day Out Commissioned by International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014. Hold On Commissioned by Without Walls. Cocommissioned by Circulate project. Supported by Espace Catastrophe, Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE), Watermans Arts Centre and Lab:time. Louder Than Words Commissioned by Without Walls and Brighton Festival. Supported by University of East London (UEL), East London Dance (ELD) and Greenwich Dance.

Of Man and Beast Commissioned by Without Walls, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival and Merchant City Festival Glasgow Reliquary Supported by Without Walls. Originally created as part of 6 Impossible Things – a collaboration between Avanti and Artizani with support from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Without Walls and Hat Fair Smoke Commissioned by Without Walls and Hat Fair Tangle  Presented as part of an Arts Council England funded Strategic Touring programme, in partnership with Watermans, Barking and Dagenham CPP, Leicester City Council, The Spark Festival, Hull Freedom Festival and Cast. This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The Colour of Time  Presented as part of an Arts Council England funded Strategic Touring programme, in partnership with Watermans, Barking and Dagenham CPP, Leicester City Council, The Spark Festival, Hull Freedom Festival and Cast. The Secret Princess of Severndroog Commissioned by GDIF The Four Fridas Produced by GDIF with support from Arts Council England, Royal Borough of Greenwich, City Bridge Trust and the Government of Mexico as part of the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015

Monotone Man Commissioned by Greenwich+Docklands Internatioal Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, Imagine Watford and Latitude Festival. Supported by Arts Council England Navrattan Commissioned by Without Walls and Stockton International Riverside Festival.

GDIF2015 FESTIVAL PATRONS Be part of something wonderful... and get closer to London’s most spectacular festival by becoming a Festival Patron today! By becoming a Festival Patron your generosity will be playing a major role in securing the future of the Festival. Brochures with details of how to become a Festival Patron are at all information points or to find out more please email Bradley@festival.org GDIF would like to extend its thanks to the following Festival Patrons:

Hashida Dave Maxine Room Grant Wilcock Geoff Pine

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GDIF2015 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FRIDAY 26 JUNE

SUNDAY 28 JUNE

Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

20:03 – 21:33

Kori Kori

Greenwich p6, #1

4

12:00 – 12:35

Monotone Man

Greenwich p6, #9

10

35

12:00 – 12:40

Sens Dessus Dessous

Greenwich p6, #3

11

40

12:00 – 13:00

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

90

SATURDAY 27 JUNE Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

12:00 – 13:00

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

13:00 – 13:35

Monotone Man

Greenwich p6, #9

10

35

12:00 – 13:15

Walk Walk

Greenwich p6, #15

11

75

13:00 – 13:40

Sens Dessus Dessous

Greenwich p6, #3

11

40

12:00 – 14:00

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p7, #14

9

30

13:00 – 14:00

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

12:00 – 18:00

Friends of Crusoe

Greenwich p6, #6

9

cont

13:00 – 14:00

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

12:40 – 12:45

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

13:00 – 14:15

Walk Walk

Greenwich p7, #15

11

75

12:50 – 13:20

8 Songs

Greenwich p6, #2

8

30

13:00 – 15:00

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p6, #14

9

30

12:55 – 13:40

Île O

Greenwich p6, #10

10

45

13:00 – 19:00

Friends of Crusoe

Greenwich p6, #6

9

cont

13:05 – 13:35

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

13:40 – 13:45

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

13:25 – 14:15

Reliquary

Greenwich p7

11

cont

13:50 – 14:20

8 Songs

Greenwich p6, #2

8

30

13:40 – 13:45

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

13:55 – 14:40

Île O

Greenwich p6, #10

10

45

13:45 – 14:15

Smoke

Greenwich p7

11

30

14:05 – 14:35

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

13:50 – 14:15

Hold On

Greenwich p6, #11

10

25

14:25 – 15:15

Reliquary

Greenwich p7

11

10

13:50 – 14:35

Dynamite & Poetry

Greenwich p6, #5

9

45

14:40 – 14:45

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

14:20 – 14:45

Louder Than Words

Greenwich p6, #2

10

25

14:45 – 15:15

Smoke

Greenwich p7

11

30

14:30 – 15:30

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

14:50 – 15:15

Hold On

Greenwich p6, #11

10

25

14:30 – 15:30

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

14:50 – 15:35

Dynamite & Poetry

Greenwich p6, #5

9

45

14:30 – 16:30

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p6, #14

9

30

15:00 – 15:40

Floodtide Navigate

Greenwich p7, *

9

40

14:45 – 15:25

Camping Delight

Greenwich p6, #12

9

40

15:20 – 15:45

Louder Than Words

Greenwich p6, #2

10

25

14:45 – 16:00

Walk Walk

Greenwich p6, #15

11

75

15:30 – 16:30

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

15:00 – 15:20

Bill & Bobby

Greenwich p6, #2

8

20

15:30 – 16:30

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

15:25 – 15:30

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

15:30 – 17:30

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p6, #14

9

30

15:30 – 16:10

Sens Dessus Dessous

Greenwich p6, #3

11

40

15:45 – 16:25

Camping Delight

Greenwich p6, #12

9

40

15:35 – 16:10

Monotone Man

Greenwich p6, #9

10

35

15:45 – 17:00

Walk Walk

Greenwich p6, #15

11

75

15:40 – 16:10

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

16:00 – 16:20

Bill & Bobby

Greenwich, p6, #2

8

20

16:10 – 16:15

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

16:25 – 16:30

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

16:10 – 17:00

Reliquary

Greenwich p7

11

cont

16:30 – 17:10

Sens Dessus Dessous

Greenwich p6, #3

11

40

16:20 – 16:45

Hold On

Greenwich p6, #11

10

25

16:35 – 17:10

Monotone Man

Greenwich p6, #9

10

35

16:20 – 17:05

Dynamite & Poetry

Greenwich p6, #5

9

45

16:40 – 17:10

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

16:20 – 17:20

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

17:10 – 17:15

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

17:00 – 18:00

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

17:10 – 18:00

Reliquary

Greenwich p7

11

10

17:00 – 19:00

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p6, #14

9

30

17:20 – 17:45

Hold On

Greenwich p6, #11

10

25

17:10 – 17:35

Louder Than Words

Greenwich p6, #2

10

25

17:20 – 18:05

Dynamite & Poetry

Greenwich p6, #5

9

45

17:15 – 18:00

Île O

Greenwich p6, #10

10

45

17:20 – 18:20

The Stand In

Greenwich p6, #4

11

11

17:15 – 18:30

Walk Walk

Greenwich p6, #15

11

75

18:00 – 19:00

BEES! The Colony

Greenwich p6, #7

8

cont

17:35 – 18:05

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

18:00 – 20:00

C.a.p.e anima

Greenwich p6, #14

9

30

17:50 – 18:10

Bill & Bobby

Greenwich p6, #2

8

20

18:05 – 18:30

Louder Than Words

Greenwich p6, #2

10

25

18:05 – 18:10

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

18:15 – 19:00

Île O

Greenwich p6, #10

10

45

18:15 – 18:45

Smoke

Greenwich p7

11

30

18:15 – 19:30

Walk Walk

Greenwich p6, #15

11

75

18:20 – 19:00

Camping Delight

Greenwich p6, #12

9

40

18:35 – 19:05

Teavolution

Greenwich p7

11

30

18:30 – 19:00

8 Songs

Greenwich p6, #2

8

30

18:45 – 19:05

Bill & Bobby

Greenwich p6, #2

8

20

19:00 – 19:05

Pendula Fantastica

Greenwich p6, #8

10

5

19:10 – 19:50

Camping Delight

Greenwich p6, #12

9

40

19:15 – 19:45

8 Songs

Greenwich p6, #2

8

30

19:15 – 19:45

Smoke

Greenwich p7

11

30

20:00 – 20:40

Carousel

Greenwich p6, #13

9

40

22:00 – 23:00

451

Bethnal Green p5

5

60

All events in dark green are part of Greenwich Fair at the Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens and Greenwich Park. See pages 6-11 and map on page 6+7 Floodtide Navigate at National Maritime Museum. See page 9 Kori Kori in Greenwich. See page 4 and map on page 6 451 in Bethnal Green Gardens. See page 5 Dancing City at Canary Wharf - See pages 12-17 The Four Fridas at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich. See pages 18-20 The Secret Princess of Severndroog in Oxleas Wood. See page 21 Global Streets at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. See page 22-24

26/27

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GDIF2015 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE MONDAY 29 JUNE

SATURDAY 4 JULY

Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

13:00 – 13:30

8 Songs

Canary Wharf p12, #4 14

18:00 – 18:30

8 Songs

Canary Wharf p12, #4 14

Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

30

12:00 – 14:00

Tangle

QEOP p22

23

30

13:00 – 13:20

Caída Libre

Canary Wharf p12, #1 15

20

13:00 – 13:30

Of Man and Beast

Canary Wharf p13, #6 16

30

13:00 – 17:30

Navrattan

QEOP p22

23

45

13:35 – 13:50

5 Soldiers

Canary Wharf p12, #1 15

15

TUESDAY 30 JUNE Page Duration

cont

Time

Show

Venue/Map

13:00 – 13:25

Hold On

Canary Wharf p12, #5 14

25

13:40 – 14:05

Every Grain

Canary Wharf p12, #5 16

25

18:00 – 18:25

Hold On

Canary Wharf p12, #5 14

25

13:45 – 14:00

Turn Around Boy

Canary Wharf p13, #6 17

15

14:00 – 14:30

Haka Day Out

Canary Wharf p12, #2 16

30

14:00 – 14:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

14:10 – 14:30

Solo 2

Canary Wharf p13, #6 16

20

WEDNESDAY 1 JULY Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

13:00 – 13:20

Bar Story

Canary Wharf p12, #3 14

20

14:10 – 14:35

Danger Risk of Falling

Canary Wharf p13, #7 15

25

18:00 – 18:20

Bar Story

Canary Wharf p12, #3 14

20

14:40 – 14:55

Te Odiero

Canary Wharf p13, #6 17

15

22:00 – 22:45

The Four Fridas

Woolwich p20

45

15:05 – 15:20

Turn Around Boy

Canary Wharf p13, #6 17

15

15:05 – 15:25

Bar Story

Canary Wharf p12, #3 15

20

15:30 – 15:50

Solo 2

Canary Wharf p13, #6 16

20

15:30 – 16:00

Haka Day Out

Canary Wharf p12, #2 16

30 cont

17

THURSDAY 2 JULY Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

13:00 – 13:25

Every Grain

Canary Wharf p12, #5 14

25

15:30 – 17:30

Tangle

QEOP p22

17:00 – 17:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

15:35 – 16:00

Every Grain

Canary Wharf p12, #5 16

25

18:00 – 18:25

Every Grain

Canary Wharf p12, #5 14

25

16:00 – 16:30

Of Man and Beast

Canary Wharf p13, #6 16

30

22:00 – 22:45

The Four Fridas

Woolwich p20

45

16:05 – 16:20

5 Soldiers

Canary Wharf p12, #1 15

15

16:35 – 17:10

Danger Risk of Falling

Canary Wharf p13, #7 15

25

16:40 – 17:00

Bar Story

Canary Wharf p12, #3 15

20

17

FRIDAY 3 JULY Page Duration

23

Time

Show

Venue/Map

16:40 – 17:00

Caída Libre

Canary Wharf p12, #1 15

20

13:00 – 13:15

Turn Around Boy

Canary Wharf p13, #3 14

15

16:45 – 17:00

Te Odiero

Canary Wharf p13, #6 17

15

14:00 – 15:45

Navrattan

QEOP p22

23

45

17:00 – 17:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

15:30 - 17:30

Tangle

QEOP p22

23

cont

22:00 – 22:45

The Four Fridas

Woolwich p20

17

45

17:00 – 17:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

18:00 – 18:15

Turn Around Boy

Canary Wharf p13, #3 14

15

SUNDAY 5 JULY

22:00 – 22:45

The Four Fridas

Woolwich p20

45

Time

Show

Venue/Map

Page Duration

10:00 – 12:00

Tangle

QEOP p22

23

cont

13:45 – 15:45

Tangle

QEOP p22

23

cont

14:00 – 14:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

16:00 – 17:30

The Colour of Time

QEOP p22

24

90

17:00 – 17:45

The Secret Princess

Oxleas Woods p21

21

45

17

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