Films screenings, theatre performances, dance and drama at Conway Hall
The British Humanist Association presents an exclusive screening of A Better Life, in which Chris Johnson – filmmaker and author of the book of the same name – explores issues of joy and meaning, travelling around the globe, and learning the various ways many atheists have left religion to a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder. Following the screening, Chris Johnson himself will deliver a short talk, before taking questions from the floor.Find out more »
CounterPointe Shorts: new work by women for pointe CounterPointe is a performance series dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks. Presented by Norte Maar’s Julia Gleich with Briar Adams and in collaboration with…Find out more »
Parade – a carnival of exhibitionists and seekers, peddlers of tales and talents, a cornucopia of performance delights! After the great success of last year’s Parade, the elegant main space at Conway Hall echoes once again with memories of the original Ballet Russes, the lost romance of Alain Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes and the melancholic circus of Federico Fellini. Curated by Luke Dixon and Jane Turner this Parade will be another glorious unfolding display by experienced individualistic artists of their…Find out more »
Dotdotdot Dance Company in No Frills. Three dancers, one voice, one guitar and one percussion box. No Frills is flamenco stripped down to its bare essence.
Through an exploration of a number of its traditional styles in their most evocative form, this show is a celebration of the raw and nuanced energy that flamenco awakens, not only in the dancer but in the spectator too.Find out more »
Writer and performer Richard Waring teams up with director Luke Dixon in the creation of a new solo show.
Times are dangerous for the Jews. Their windows are being smashed, their graveyards overturned, and some are being murdered. They are even being accused of using the blood of Christian babies in their Passover bread. The threat of violence is ever present. One dark night a Rabbi creates a creature from the mud of the river bank. It is a being of enormous strength, with power to defend the Jews from those who would destroy them. But can the old rabbi control his own creation?Find out more »
The Cherry Orchard, directed by Luke Dixon A unique performance of Chekhov’s great play re-imagined for Conway Hall. A large cast, a transformed Conway Hall, a Jewish band, dancing for actors and audience, fires in Red Lion Square, free vodka, all bring to life Chekhov’s sublime text. So special is the task of bringing together the company of artists for this production, it will be given just one performance. Tickets are strictly limited to 150.Find out more »
The UK premiere of a new work from Natasha Levchenko (Ru) and Caroline Waters (UK). First meeting in Moldavia in 2003, Natasha and Caroline’s passion for improvisation in performance has led them to collaborate on many projects over the years. In January 2015 the two gave a first showing of a new work in progress. Tonight after further work in Russia and the UK, they give the premiere of their new show. Natasha Levchenko started her dance career at the…Find out more »