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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024


© grace okereke

b12 summer main event

sungrazers

 

b12 invites artists, who are teaching at the b12 festival, to present an evening-length piece.

 

alleyne dance

A Night's Game

 

dates (dock 11 theater)

 

 

The theater hall is located at ground level in the second courtyard. It is accessible via a step that can be bridged with a ramp if necessary. Due to current renovation work, which is expected to last until September 2023, there is currently no barrier-free toilet available. Severely disabled persons who require accompaniment will receive a free accompaniment ticket. Unfortunately, it is not possible to book the accompanying ticket online. Please book your ticket online and send an e-mail to dockart@dockart-berlin.de for the accompanying ticket. We will then provide the accompanying ticket. People in wheelchairs or with other physical or cognitive impairments who need assistance, we ask for prior registration by email at dockart@dockart-berlin.de.
Unfortunately, there are no disabled parking spaces near DOCK 11.

 

Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK-based company founded in 2014 by award-winning twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. Their choreography blends West African, Caribbean, Hip Hop, and Kathak into dynamic, powerful, and graceful performances. AD excels in performance, participation, and development, winning accolades like the 2023 Black Female Icons of Lewisham and Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards. Their works, including "A Night’s Game," "The Other Side of Me," "(Re)United," "BONDED," and "Far From Home," have been showcased globally. As winners of the Bench 2019 Women of Colour Commission, they created the outdoor work "POWER" on 2Faced Dance Company. In 2022, they choreographed on the Martha Graham Company and Phoenix Dance Theatre, and created a mass Dance of over 100 community dancers for Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture. Education is central to AD's mission, with bespoke workshops and classes offered worldwide. During the pandemic, they launched the Alleyne Sisters Workout and an annual mentorship program for early career artists. Currently, AD has choreographed and directed "ALL TOO WELL" with the Tiroler Landestheater & Orchestra GmbH in Innsbruck, Austria.

 

Kristina and Sadé Alleyne began their careers as professional athletes before shifting to dance, training at the BRIT School and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. They have also completed Roehampton's Foundation Course in Dance Movement Psychotherapy. Together, Kristina and Sadé have performed with Akram Khan Company, for Vertical Road, Itmoi, Kaash and private projects including at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. They have also worked for Wim Vandekeybus’ Ultima Vez Company fo “Go Figure Out Yourself “and “TrapTown”. They were jointly awarded Best Female Dancer of the Year in 2020 for their performance in A Night’s Game. Kristina earned a postgraduate diploma with Verve in 2009 and has since performed with numerous international companies, including Tavaziva Dance, Arthur Pita, Ijad Dance and Technology Company, Frititi Traditional African Drumming & Dance Ltd., Retina Dance Company, Henri Oguike Dance Company, Helen Parlor, ACE Dance and Music, Thomas Michael Voss and Chisato Minamimura. She has worked as a Movement Associate for Marvel Studios and Movement Director for Purple Theatre. Sadé has collaborated and performed with various dance companies and choreographers such as Vincent Mantsoe, Luyanda Sidiya, Andlie Sotyia, Douglas Thorpe, Akiko Kitamura, Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, Tavaziva Dance and Vocab Dance Company. Sadé is an accomplished Rehearsal Director and has worked with has worked with Ace Dance and Music (Birmingham), State of Emergency (London), and was a significant creative part of Aakash Odedera Company’s production Samsara and Alesandra Seutin Vocab Dance’s production Boy Breaking Glass. Sadé joined Akram Khan Company in 2012 and has worked on film projects with award-winning director Antoine Marc.

 

A Night's Game

Inspired by true life events, Alleyne Dance’s production, A Night’s Game, is a dark, atmospheric and abstract work that reflects the turmoil and strife of human emotion when faced with the prospect of incarceration. Explore the minds journey as the contemplation of the loss of freedom engulfs every waking moment. 

 

 

 

Choreography- Alleyne Dance  

Performers- Kristina Alleyne and Sadé Alleyne 

Executive Producer- Grace Okereke 

Production Manger- Salvatore Scollo  

Technician- Ryan Phillips 

Music Design: Sadé Alleyne, Alan Dicker, Tom Neill  

Music: Alan Dicker, Samuel Kerridge, Paul Englishb, Ólafur Arnalds, Kevin MacLeod, Armand Amar & Haroun Teboul Song 

Mentor: Farooq Chaudhry 

Lighting Design: Salvatore Scollo 

Original Lighting Design: Lucy Hansom   

Costume Adjustment: Leila Ransley 

 

Alleyne Dance has kindly been supported by and gives special thanks to: 

 

Arts & Movements Ltd., Arts Council England, Desti Masti Studios, Akram Khan, The Brit School of Performing Arts, Ultima Vez Company, Now Unlimited, Antoine Marc, Louise Kateraga, Yen-Ching Lin , Aakash Odedra , Dickson MBI , Mbulelo Ndabeni,  Leila Ransley, Redbridge Drama Centre, Sheree Dubois- Songs:  'Tide' and ' Identity'.  

 

 

 

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