We are pleased to announce that Southpaw Dance Company has been selected to R&D a brand new production, RIOT, for the Without Walls Blueprint 2020 Programme.
RIOT is a new large scale outdoor touring production that explores and captures the essence of Protest and Riot and the struggles that provoke them. Combining spectacle, dance, and theatre, with immersive digital technologies to form an astounding audience experience, RIOT captures the truly visceral nature of conflict and the complex socio-economic reasons that these events occur.
“We are delighted to be commissioned alongside 9 other UK artists and companies for the Blueprint programme. RIOT here has been formulating in our minds for a long time, and feels particularly relevant in the current challenges we face as a society. Building on our history of working with community to address social injustices and disparities, RIOT represents an opportunity for us to do our part as an artistic organisation to promote empathy and understanding through culture. We look forward to sharing our progress with our audiences in the near future.”
(Robby Graham, Artistic Director)
The R&D for RIOT was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.