LCP Dance Theatre presents Valentines performing arts event about love:
16th February 8pm in London@ The Lodge Space
This St Valentines entertainment about love is a fusion of different forms of dance such as aerial, pole, modern ballet, contemporary and musical theatre presented by various companies:
LCP Dance Theatre, Aurora movement, Deliah Seefluth Dance, Hackballet, Frances Katz, Dhyana and Victoria Howden.
Join us to experience different forms of love expressed through performing arts and give us a feedback on how it felt.
We are presenting a showcase of various performing arts companies, all about love:
Contemporary Pole Dance
Gro med meg (Grow with me) is about the love for wild nature and the creatures existing in it.
”When trees grow together, nutrients and water can be optimally divided among them all so that each tree can grow into the best tree it can be. If you “help” individual trees by getting rid of their supposed competition, the remaining trees are bereft. They send messages out to their neighbours in vain, because nothing remains but stumps. Every tree now muddles along on its own, giving rise to great differences in productivity. Some individuals photosynthesise like mad until sugar positively bubbles along their trunk. As a result, they are fit and grow better, but they aren’t particularly long-lived. This is because a tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it…” – Peter Wohlleben from ”The hidden life of trees”.
Dancers and creators:
Ronja Kasemi is a London based dance artist and teacher. She graduated from Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and dance in 2018, where she got particularly involved with choreography and performance art. In 2018 she started practicing pole dancing, which has now become her main focus in movement.
Mia Aurora Winderen graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in July 2018 where she studied BA in Contemporary Dance. Mia is originally from Norway. Before she moved to London to study she trained in a number of various movement and dance disciplines since she was 3 years old. During her studies at Laban she worked with pole/contemporary choreographer Natalie Taylor, where Mia fell deeply in love with pole dancing. Whilst living in the big city, Mia found that she longed to spend time in wild nature. This longing and memories of Norway inspired her to create work about wild nature at Laban, continuing into her professional career.
10 mins solo
Contemporary Intuitive Dance
Full Disclosure – is a spoken audio piece of an honest and vulnerably open declaration of romantic love with live fluid performance.
Choreographed and performed by Diana Mukalere
Diana Mukalere is a London-based Multidisciplinary Artist; her mediums of creative expression are through the visual, audial and performing arts. These are a constant theme in her life and as so, she spends as much time as she can drawing, painting, playing, singing, and dancing. Her performances are a translation of vibration (audial), through the body as flowing movement (performance) and is the visual embodiment of her appreciation and love of being.
12 mins two duets
Three contrasting duets depict different aspects of love. Inversia is a dark, cold and mercurial exploration of curiosity between two bodies exploring the space they inhabit. Grace Duet I is a tentative and tender moment of breathless new love. Carry me to the edge is a gentle and joyous embrace that offers strength to support fragility.
Cast: Briar Adams, Daniel Rodriguez, Marion Edmond, Lance Collins
Choreographed by Briar Adams
Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsmCBndAwV7/ Marion Edmond and Lance Collins in Grace Duet
Deliah Seefluth Dance
3 min solo
Fragile – the courage, the authenticity, the vulnerability that love takes. The idea that we are so capable of love but still choose to be toxic. Inspired by Rupi Kaur.
Deliah Seefluth is a Contemporary Dancer and choreographer from Germany. With an early interest in creating her own work she started presenting her first pieces at Kranhalle Munich during her studies at Iwanson International and choreographed for the dance festival “Poetry in Motion” at state theatre Tübingen. After finishing her training in New York and Munich, she decided to do her MA in Choreography at Trinity Laban, London. Deliah now works as freelance choreographer, dancer and teacher. Her work includes collaborating with Xavier Velastin as Motion.Captured, choreographing and dancing for singer and producer Escence and dancing for Awake Dance, NotetoSELFDanCe and the Akasha Tanzensemble. Aside from her choreographic work, Deliah holds regular open workshops in Germany and London and assists Joe Alegado at his Workshops at University Tübingen. She presented her work at the Social Arts Festival 2018.
3 min solo
Contemporary Martial Arts
There will be love – from body language emotions to the awakening of a brave and powerful soul, sparks the search of love, faith and courage.
Combining grace and precision, Frances Katz combines Dance & Martial Arts (Wushu) to tell her story through movement and skill.
(A big thanks to Adam Rae for inspiring her and always being on her side, on this new and exciting adventure).
Frances Katz is a professional Dancer & Screen Fighter/ Actress. Originally from Chile, South America, Frances trained as a professional Dancer at Laine Theatre Arts and with a huge passion for the film industry, she decided to make a change into her career and make her way into screen by becoming a skilled fighter and action actress. Working with world recognised coaches and stunt schools, she has had the opportunity to develop her skills and soon to be opening her way into film & Action. Credits include EA Games (Motion Capture), Gymbox (Shot Film) & Atlantic Records.
20 min solo
Victoria Howden is an actress, singer, improviser, storyteller and comedian with a dream of turning her life into a musical. If you have to say it she has to sing about it. She believes that the way to connect, heal, inspire , empower and bring people together, especially in this day and age is through stories ,music and laughter.
So join her for the journey and who knows you might even sing along 🙂
LCP Dance Theatre
25 min quintet
Aerial Contemporary Dance
Lost Love – a contemporary aerial dance performance represents physical and mental state of mind while being broken hearted. It explore the different phases of pure love, betrayal, lost trust and struggle to forgive and finally becoming friends. The transformation of a passionate love leading to friendship, mutual understanding and compassion towards each other.
The inspiration of the choreography comes from the Film Begin Again with Keira Knightley and Adam Levine.
It’s an artistic collaboration between Joanna Puchala – artistic director, choreographer, performer and below listed performers and choreographers:
- Lynn Dichon was born in Israel in 1993, she started as a gymnast and thew it found her path in dancing. started her dancing training in classical ballet and modern and later became a contemporary dancer. In July 2018 Lynn graduated from SEAD, Salzburg Experimental academy of dance and today she is creating and performing her own work, taking part in different collaborations and currently working with the choreographer Mara Vivas and LCP Dance Theatre.
- Juan Sánchez Plaza is a Spanish Dancer, based in London. He graduated in the Professional Conservatory of Dance of Valencia, then he moved to Salzburg, where he graduated at SEAD. He studied at The place, London Contemporary Dance School. He performed his own choreography in different festivals ‘Gallo Rojo Gallo Negro’ a Flamenco-Contemporary duet mixing visuals and dance. Currently performing “Lost Love” in London with LCP Dance Theatre.
- Leoni Amandin a swiss actress and theatre maker with a passion for social and political projects. Leoni grew up dancing ballet and went on to study European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. She works with puppets, comedy and circus elements to create fascinating shows that entertain but also challenge audiences. Currently performing “Lost Love” in London with LCP Dance Theatre.
- Natasha Lee (English Caribbean) is a professional dance artist from a contemporary background. She started in her early years training as a Hip-Hop dancer and as her knowledge in the dance industry grew, her interest in contemporary dance aligned. She embarked upon 2 years of study at Lewisham College and completed 3 years of study at Middlesex University gaining her BA Hons Degree in dance. She has worked professionally nationally and internationally as dancer and choreographer for the past 6 years and runs a contemporary dance company named notetoSELF DanCe, of whom are going into their 5thyear. Her credits include London Olympics 2012, Sadlers Wells, World Of Dance U.S.A., Buckingham Palace, Social Arts Festival and LCP Dance Theatre.
- Joanna Puchala – Polish dancer and choreographer based in London. Artistic director of LCP Dance Theatre since 2006 and founder of Social Arts Festival and Flow Move.
Special thanks to all the participants listed above and all below who made this Valentines Performing Arts event happen. Without all the voluntaries’ and support in kind offered to us we wouldn’t be here.
The Lodge Space – Jane Wells, Julie Hobbs, Oliver Norfolk (Venue)
Thom Seaman (film), Sophie Blank (photography), Paul Maston (Presentation)
Organised by LCP Dance Theatre (founder Joanna Puchala) in collaboration with The Lodge Space, Social Arts Festival and Flow Move.
LCP’s quotes form previous work:
“Modern, moving, muscular & magnificent”*****Mumble Dance Fringe 2016 on “Escape”
“…which is a masterwork of dance theatre – I’ve never seen anything with so much realism, so much quality, so much poetry, in Dance” *****Mumble Dance Fringe 2016 on “Escape”
“A compelling dance performance dealing with highly relevant issues” UK Theatre Fringe Preview 2016 on”Escape”
“An interesting performance with a clear purpose” ***Everything Theatre Fringe Preview 2016 on “Escape”
“LCP Dance Theatre offered something extraordinary” ****Female Art Fringe Preview 2015 on “I Am”
“Their bodies seemed to inhale air and exhale this choreography, it came to them with such ease and you could feel the energy breathing from them” **** Broadway Baby Fringe 2014 on ” Am I
‘The impeccable execution and the power of the visual imagery is utterly paralysing. “Dance stops trafficking!” they advertise. For me, their dance stopped my heartbeat. “***** Threeweeks Fringe 2013 on ” Am I”
“Visually arresting” Dancing Times (BBC Performing Arts Award) 2012 on “Rights(?)
LCP Dance Theatre was formed in 2006 and is led by Polish Artistic Director Joanna Puchala who is based in London. It is a multi-media and multi-ethnic aerial dance company that uses live performance and film to raise awareness of human rights violations. Joanna integrates the performing arts work of other artists in order to give them the platform to express their artistic skills and needs.