Stopgap Dance Company presents Frock

02 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021

12:00 & 13:30

25 minutes

This is a free event

This event is part of a timed programme 

Sat 2 Oct @ 12pm

Sun 3 Oct @ 1.30pm

Centenary Square

Six striking dancers collide in an uplifting dance riot set to a brand new art rock soundtrack by Hannah Miller and Oli Austin of Moulettes. In this quirky new dance piece, watch playful observations of the yesteryears explode into a ‘punkish’ celebration of individuality and difference.

The starting point for Frock came from Artistic Director Lucy Bennett’s memories of the 80s in England as a young child. Where as her grandparents’ generation obligingly took on roles and duties as assigned to men, women, age and positions in society, her parents’ generation were much more daring and questioning.

And now in the 21st century, individuals seem to have even more of an agency in choosing who you want to be. Lucy wanted to explore how the choice over self-identity developed over the course of our generations and celebrate where we are in 21st Century through a series of invigorating partner works between a diverse cast of individuals. 

Key Information

25 minutes
02 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021
Recommended For

Centenary Square

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Centenary Square from 30 Sept - 3 Oct

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details

Entry to our site in Centenary Square will be free but a limited capacity will be in place that will be monitored by a large team of experienced stewards.  Entry may be staggered to avoid bottlenecks and overcrowding.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.

Limited seating is available but is not bookable in advance. Our priority seating is designed to be easily accessible for audience members who need them. These seats are intended for:

  • People with restricted mobility
  • Seniors
  • Pregnant people
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