The Place Online: Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance - Fagin's Twist

Thu 11 Jun, at 7pm (Available until Mon 15 Jun, 10pm)

The Place Online is excited to bring you Avant Garde Dance's hit show Fagin's Twist!

Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious and complex villain. It imagines Fagin’s youth, driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty. The streets are a place of little comfort and fairy-tale endings are hard to find in this poignant coming-of-age dance theatre.

See Dickens’ Oliver Twist in a new light as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flips your expectations of five familiar characters, with their unmatched hip hop contemporary style.

“Fagin’s Twist, is a daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable rethink of a much loved Victorian tale.”★★★★ The Times, Debra Craine

“High energy, precision crafted choreography creates a dark twist on a classic tale” - ★★★★ The Stage, Rachel Elderkin

“…a confident piece of dance-theatre…” ★★★★ Evening Standard, Lyndsey Winship

Fagin's Twist will be streamed here on Thursday 11 June at 7pm, don't miss it!

Age suitability: 8 years+

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes 

Fagin’s Twist was commissioned by Theatre Bristol, East London Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, DanceEast and The Place, and co-produced by The Place. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by ResCen Research Centre, Middlesex University.


Production Credits:

Director/ Choreographer: Tony Adigun
Co-Producers: The Place
Dramaturg: Adam Peck
Text: Maxwell Golden
Designer: Yann Seabra
Lighting: Jackie Shemesh
Music: Asymbiose; Ólafur Arnalds; Benji Bower; The Haxan Cloak; Corben Dallas; Fraser Freeze; Brian Hargreaves; Seymour Milton; Jay North; Valgeir Sigurðsson; Tismé; Mika Vainio
Cast: Stefano Addae; Sia Gbamoi; Arran Green; Aaron Nuttall; Ellis Saul; Sasha Shahid; Emma- Louise Stansall
Rehearsal Director: Julie Ann Minaai
Production Manager & Re-Lighter: Ashley Bolitho
Technical Stage Manager: Huw Williams


About Avant Garde Dance Company

Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s innovative Hip hop/ Contemporary Dance scene. The company was founded in 2001 and is led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun  Having gained extensive experience in the world of commercial dance, Tony set out to transform a group of hip hop dancers into a unique company that could also explore contemporary influences and create a more unusual, abstract and artistic practice. The company’s dynamic performances explore a myriad of styles, themes and media, whilst embracing different genres and forms of music, dance, literature, circus and digital work. The mantra ‘Innovate Never Replicate’ is evident throughout the work as the company embraces a sense of individuality and uniqueness. 

Click HERE to find out more about Avant Garde Dance Company.

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