The Place

The Place
17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY
  • Telephone 020 7121 1100
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  • Website www.theplace.org.uk

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The Place

A centre for contemporary dance uniting dance training, creation and performance in one space. The venue hosts dance classes for adults and children, vocational training as part of London Contemporary Dance School and is home to touring company Richard Alston Dance Company. The in-house theatre, the Robin Howard Dance Theatre, presents over 200 performances a year, including a new year platform season Resolution!, and Spring Loaded, a season of works by independent UK artists supported by The Place.

The nearest tube stations to The Place are Euston and King's Cross St Pancras, where there are also car parks. There are metered parking spaces in the roads around The Place and reserved spaces for Blue Badge holders outside each entrance.

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There are 34 events at this location

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Aakash Odedra Company 'Murmur 2.0'

Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash found conventional education at school very challenging. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression.

Fri 20 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 21 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

AH/HA - Lisbeth Gruwez

The Belgian choreographer presents a dance performance which takes audiences on a journey of laughter.

Fri 23 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 24 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

CPD | Creative Learning Dance Workshop: Planet Earth (Key Stages 1 & 2)

For teachers and dance artists working in Key Stages 1 & 2. Join Jo Rhodes and The Place's Peter Laycock, for this practical workshop day packed with ideas for creative dance sessions to inspire your pupils.

Sat 10 Oct

CPD | Creative Learning Dance Workshop: Planet Earth (Key Stages 1 & 2)

Join Jo Rhodes and Peter Laycock for this practical workshop day with ideas for creative dance sessions to inspire your pupils.

Sat 3 Oct

Creativity And Dyslexia

An interactive presentation led by British Dyslexia Association CEO Dr Kate Saunders.

Fri 20 Nov

Free / 020 7121 1100

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Currency Festival

Currency is an annual festival of experimental European work that blurs the borders between dance, performance art and contemporary circus.

Sat 7 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Currency Festival

Currency is an annual festival of experimental European work that blurs the borders between dance, performance art and contemporary circus.

Wed 11 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Currency Festival

Experimental dance, performance art and contemporary circus from Pangottic, Long Shot, Anders Duckworth, Projected and Defracto.

Wed 4 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Dog Kennel Hill Project

An unpredictable and riotous physical performance that unpicks what it is to be in an argument, and how we win and lose while our trousers are down. The setting around a table could be a pub, the UN Security Council or a family dinner in Hampstead.

Tue 17 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Family Event: The Nodines

The family of dancers take to the stage for a loud and curious journey in a dance event for children and their families. Suitable for over 3s.

Fri 30 Oct

£8 ( £28) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 31 Oct

£8 ( £28) / 020 7121 1100

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H2dance: Staging Ages

A blend of movement and text which explores generational dignity and pride. Featuring dancers aged nine to 65. Contains scenes of full nudity.

Fri 16 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 17 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Igor And Moreno: A Room For All Our Tomorrows

A play about the secret lives we all possess when we are close to others and about those moments when harmony abandons us and all we have left is the desire to scream.

Tue 6 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Wed 7 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

James Cousins Company: Without Stars/There We Have Been

Taking the themes of love, loss and friendship from the Japanese story, and adding his own unique quality to them, the acclaimed contemporary dancer has created a rich and powerful double-bill.

Tue 20 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Wed 21 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Thu 22 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Janina Rajakangas Dinosaur (Preview) / Evangelia Kolyra 10,000 Litres

A double bill of modern performances. In Dinosaur Karolina Kraczkowska and Robert Clark portray the absurdity of a relationship between a man and a woman. In 10,000 litres, Evangelia takes movement right back to exposing physicality with flair and sharp wit.

Sat 31 Oct

Lea Anderson: Ladies & Gentlemen

A new show of magic, music and dance, directed by Lea Anderson, with original music by Steve Blake and design by Tim Spooner, for a company of six performers.

Thu 1 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Fri 2 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 3 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

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London Contemporary Dance School: Design Collaborations

Third year choreography students from the School and designers from Wimbledon School of Art & Design present collaborations.

Wed 9 Dec

£10 (£7) / 020 7121 1100

Thu 10 Dec

£10 (£7) / 020 7121 1100

London Contemporary Dance School: Film Collaborations & MA Choreography

For the past 15 years Collaborations has been a landmark of London Contemporary Dance School's performance calendar. This collaboration investigates the relationship between the body, camera, movement and montage.

London Contemporary Dance School: Music Collaborations Danceworks

Third year choreography students from the School and composers from Guildhall School of Music & Drama present collaborations.

Fri 4 Dec

Sat 5 Dec

Lost Dog: Paradise Lost

A re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton's Paradise Lost told through words, music and the easily misunderstood medium of dance.

Fri 9 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 10 Oct

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Making Contact: Workshop

A practical dance workshop exploring some of the key principles behind the contact work in There We Have Been.

Thu 22 Oct

£12 / 020 7121 1100

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The Nodines

The Nodines are a family of dancers. Rick (dad), Simonetta (mum) and Stella (daughter), share moments of familiarity, trust and mischief with the audience and ask ‘what is physically possible?’ The Nodines invite you to take part and join in or to simply sit back and watch dance scenes unfold in front of you through…

Fri 30 Oct

£8, £28 group of four / 020 7121 1100

Part of Family Arts Festival.

Sat 31 Oct

£8, £28 group of four / 020 7121 1100

Part of Family Arts Festival.

The Palm Of Your Hand

The Palm of Your Hand is a dance that takes place in the active, engaged, tactile encounters between performer and audience; in their unspoken agreement and understanding.

Tue 13 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Wed 14 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

The Place

Experience the birth of an idea and help shape performances by offering informal feedback as artists try out fragments of their latest work in early stages of development.

Fri 11 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Riccardo Buscarini: No Lander

Contemporary work about five sailors lost at sea, featuring stark industrial lighting and the stage transformed into an industrial wreck. Produced by Artstrust Productions.

Wed 28 Oct

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage. It was Sarah Millican's Not Nice that brought the Geordie lass to the public's attention, after her show won if.comedy's Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.

Sun 1 Nov

£25 / 020 7121 1100

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Tavaziva AfriCarmen

Tavaziva's Africarmen is a sumptuous and evocative dance production loosely based on Georges Bizet's popular opera Carmen. A fusion of ballet, contemporary and African dance performed by a cast of outstanding dancers.

Fri 13 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 14 Nov

£16 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Touch Wood: Programme 5

Works in progress by Sophie Nuzel, Joe Moran, Joseph Toonga and Botis Seva plus Lea Tirabasso.

Wed 16 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Touch Wood: Programme 6

Hannah Buckley, Stephanie Schober, James Finnemore plus Isabelle Cressy and Hannah Kew present their works in progress.

Fri 18 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Touchwood: Programme 1

Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Kyoung Shin Kim star in a physical theatre production which tells the story of Goethe's Faust from a female perspective. Written by Sean Bruno and choreographed by Jo Meredith.

Wed 2 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Touchwood: Programme 2

Spiltmilk Dance presents Anders Duckworth's physical theatre show which looks at the mortality of the human body.

Fri 4 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Touchwood: Programme 3

Contemporary dance theatre productions featuring works by Eva Recacha, Jorge Crecis, Marguerite Galizia and Vicki Igbokwe.

Wed 9 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Touchwood: Programme 4

Works in progress by James Wilton, Fearghus O Conchuir, Sarah Blanc and Rosie Heafford.

Fri 11 Sep

£5 / 020 7121 1100

Wendy Houstoun: Stupid Women

Improvised comedy mayhem in which five guests attempt the impossible and probably fail. Wendy Houston is a director, choreographer and theatre-maker and this show is an investigation into the nature of performance.

Fri 25 Sep

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Sat 26 Sep

£18 (£12) / 020 7121 1100

Youth dance: Fresh 2015

An evening of bitesize extracts from the freshest companies in contemporary dance for teens or anybody up for a high speed, fierce, go-getting performance. Youth and professional dance companies share a stage for one night only.

Sat 28 Nov

£12 (Children £9) / 020 7121 1100

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