Tue 24 May

Resolution Festival 2022

Bodies In Action ~ enGendering Contemporary Dance | Laura Calcagno | Tough Boys Dance Collective

£16 / £12 (conc)

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Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns!

This year 66 artists across 22 nights showcase bite-size premiere performances at London’s boldest dance theatre. Don’t miss the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix festival of live theatre!

Bodies In Action - IMPOSTER

The work in question revolves around the idea of never being good enough, which unfortunately effects the creative minds of artists of all realms, dancers, and LGBTQIA+ people who are coming to terms with their identity. Within such a competitive world in terms of business, physical attributes, social media, we have become a species that becomes overwhelmed with questioning our successes.

Duration: 20mins

Laura Calcagno - Winter Tears

An autobiographical exploration of memories, feelings and lies, this solo tells a story of uncertainty, distress and bittersweet emotions. It explores what it feels like to have someone question your own perception of reality and takes the audience through a nostalgic and melancholic journey. Fear, confusion and passion to a unique soundtrack composed by millacu.

Content Warning: Explicit language

Duration: 20mins

Tough Boys Dance Collective - DJ as Witness

DJ as Witness is a simmering collection of club snapshots, from the seething intensity of the dancefloor to the all consuming intimacy of the smoking area. If you’ve ever wanted to take the disco ball home with you, this is the clubber’s pocket guide to everyday euphoria. Using contemporary movement with hip hop influences, this high intensity trio is driven by the power of the DJ’s electronic sound and charged bodies to venture into a textured club landscape. Tough Boys Dance Collective is a queer led dance theatre collective working to create multidisciplinary works that centre around celebrating authentic queer experiences through bold and unique aesthetics.

Supported by Trinity Laban's Conservatoire of Music and Dance's Innovation Award

Age Restriction: 16+

Duration: 20mins

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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About the artists

Bodies In Action ~ enGendering Contemporary Dance
Bodies in Action ~ enGendering Contemporary Dance based in East London is a Community Interest Company dance organisation founded by dancer and choreographer Julian Nichols. As a company, we strive to provide audiences and communities with engaging contemporary dance by hosting different classes, workshops, organized discussions, and performances. We aim to bridge the gap by including and exposing those who identify along or on the ends of the gender spectrum by challenging conventional gender roles that are the dominant factor of contemporary dance now. As physical bodies, we share our perspective through the lens of a simple, yet revolutionary idea: we stand and encourage people to live in their authentic skin without succumbing to societal pressures of conformity. The gender spectrum, as well as sexual orientation, has become polarizing in recent times, yet we, in the end, are all human. To this end, Bodies in Action promotes equality among all despite gender identity, race, age, sexual orientation, body type, and physical ability through both creations and diversity of the company.

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Laura Calcagno
Laura was born in Italy and trained as a professional dancer in Essen (DE) and London, graduating with a First Honour Degree in 2016. She holds an MA degree in Art and Politics and is a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. Since 2015, Laura has been developing her own artistic practice creating multidisciplinary, autobiographical works, as well as working as a freelance dancer for established companies, independent choreographers and creatives. She performed and showcased her own works in many venues across the UK and abroad.

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Tough Boys Dance Collective
DJ as Witness is a fluid piece, being performed across multiple settings from traditional theatres to club nights across London. The work transforms itself, just as you might for a night out, to whatever space it inhabits. DJ as Witness exists at its core as an electric exploration of community and takes form across dance, spoken word and performance art. Tough Boys Dance Collective is comprised of three cofounders; Roseann Dendy, Sula Castle and Daze Hingorani. As recent graduates of Trinity Laban, the collective are recipients of the Innovation Award to develop their work.

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Times: 7.30pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Resolution 2022

Resolution 2022

Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns!