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Fête de la Fête

In an orchard and surrounded by trees, a group of around 20 people in vibrant coloured summer clothing are talking and eating. Some people are seated on the grass, some are standing. The group are in partial shade, and partial evening sunlight.
Park Fête, 2021. Photo Anne Tetzlaff

This midsummer we are delighted to be hosting a second Fête event, following on from our Park Fête back in 2021. On that hot day (see pic!) we were able to gather outdoors after a long period of lockdown for a gentle event of performances, picnicking and drinking.

This year’s event, Fête de la Fête, takes place both indoors and out. It begins with a sharing at Siobhan Davies Studios by Candoco Dance Company, of the performance Last Shelter created for and with them by New York choreographer Jeanine Durning. Then there is a talk and Q&A offering insights into how this work was made, before we head out to the nearby park for further events.

Outdoor events include a participatory Resting Score by Linzy Na Nakorn and Raquel Meseguer Zafe, and a sharing of practice by Kat Hawkins.

Please bring a picnic if you would like to, and we’ll provide some drinks!

Fête de la Fête is part of dance it, dance it, ID’s year-long programme conceived by Heni Hale and Nikki Tomlinson which aims to support disabled, neurodivergent and d/Deaf artists as leaders. Partner organisations on different strands of the programme include Candoco Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells and Dance Umbrella. This programme is supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.