Preview: Ctrl.Alt.Shift - Dance Activism!

By Lindsey Last edited 124 months ago
Preview: Ctrl.Alt.Shift - Dance Activism!

Next Saturday, Ctrl.Alt.Shift comes to the Peacock Theatre with 5 young contemporary dance companies from the UK and Africa in a new performance commissioned by Sadlers Wells, tackling the stigma surrounding HIV. Hot local talent will be represented by Blue Boy Entertainment and East London Dance.

This is the culmination of a project that has seen the street dancers working with high profile mentors, inspired by Nothing To Declare - a campaign against travel restrictions for people with HIV, to create their performance and documenting their journey to make films that will accompany this special show, which also features music from Mike Skinner, The Mystery Jets and Goldilocks as well as live DJs. Book tickets for just £5.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an initiative of Christian Aid to encourage young adults to take part in charity through action, rather than donation. Their efforts are multifariously pronged suggesting giving the "silent majority" a voice through photography, films, stories, illustrations, songs, "tin cans and string". References to god are surprisingly muted.

Last Updated 14 November 2008