Fri 22 Oct

Double Bill: Houston Dance Collective x Bellatrix and Si Rawlinson

(Part of Artists 4 Artists Festival 2021)

£17 / £13 concs

Focusing on shared, exclusionary experiences, Artists 4 Artists presents a compelling double bill from Emma Houston x Bellatrix and Si Rawlinson.

Like Mercury, a powerful new dance & music collaboration by Emma Houston & Bellatrix, examines dominant narratives of success, happiness and pleasure. 

Original music score performed live by Bellatrix. Directed by Emma Houston: Choreography by Emma Houston in collaboration with Annie Edwards and Chantelle Dawe.  

Emma Houston collaborates with musician Bellatrix to present Like Mercury. Through a queer lens, a dynamic trio of movement artists from Houston Dance Collective and world champion beatboxer and musician Bellatrix share stories, dismantle internalised beliefs, challenge binaries and collectively re-imagine a future-present celebrating our identities and centring community.  

Hand Me Down is a story told through dance from Wayward Thread. It uses hip hop dance, audio narrative and spoken word to connect stories of identity. This personal recollection of family, history, and intimate teachings is told by four friends finding a way forward by tracing their steps back.

“An unpredictable spectacle of movement that we cannot help but be mesmerised by.” ★★★★ Amy Evans, A Younger Threatre

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Production Credits: Like Mercury 
Bellatrix, Chantelle Dawe, Annie Edwards, Emma Houston 
Emma Houston
Choreography: Emma Houston in collaboration with Annie Edwards & Chantelle Dawe 
Composer & Musical Director: Bellatrix  
 Stef O Driscoll 
Set Design: Charlotte Toon, Tolu Oshodi 
Sound Engineer:
 Ellie Dorman
Lighting Designer: Pete Maxey

Like Mercury is commissioned by Dance Xchange and Punch Records for presentation at Birmingham International Dance Festival 2021 as part of Gallery37 North. Supported by Arts Council England. This work is also supported by Trinity Community Arts. A big thank you to Emily Labhart for all of her production support, to A4A for programming us as part of the Autumn Festival, to Dance Xchange, and to Impact Dance and The Place for their support with rehearsal space.

Production Credits: Hand Me Down
Choreographer/Dancer: Si Rawlinson
Dancers: Ffion Campbell-Davies, Helder Delgado and Paris Crossley
Additional Artistic Collaboration: Saskia Horton
Design: Christine Urquhart
Sound Design: An-Ting Chang
Dramaturg: Beth Shouler
Mentor: Chris Evans
Producer: Maren Ellermann

First commissioned by Nottingham Playhouse for their autumn 2020 Unlocked festival, this project has been supported by Curve Theatre, The Place’s Choreodrome Platform, and Attenborough Arts Centre, and funded by National Lottery Grants - Arts Council England.

Artists 4 Artists Festival: A night with Emma Houston & Si Rawlinson is a part of the A4A Festival ’21 programme in partnership with The Place and Kenneth Moore Theatre.

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Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2021

Performance Dates

Autumn Season 2021

We're delighted to announce a fantastic programme of live performances as well as opportunities to engage with dance online.

Artists 4 Artists Festival 2021

Artists 4 Artists present a mixed live and online festival to provoke and facilitate a reimagining of UK Hip Hop Dance theatre in light of recent political events and the global pandemic.