This performance is cancelled.


Still House, Steppaz, Empire Sounds

Produced by MAYK

Our building is now temporarily closed to the public and Session is no longer going ahead.

We will open our doors again as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we're finding ways to support the incredible artists and communities that work with us. We're confident that by working together, we'll come out of this  stronger and more connected than ever.

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Tonight we come together, to look each other in the eye and dance. We have the time and we’re making a space to call our own.

After wowing audiences across the country SESSION comes indoors for the first time, performed in our Grand Hall.

Kicking up a storm, SESSION is part-gig, part-social, and part-dance party. An electric ensemble of young dancers move across hip-hop, contemporary folk and afrobeats, celebrating community, youth and belonging.

Bristol based performance company Still House joins forces with the Tottenham-based Steppaz Performing Arts Academy and north London’s music production powerhouse Empire Sounds to create a high-energy night of dance and live music.

Empire Sounds are performing live sets following SESSION on Friday 3 and 10 July. See both shows in one night for just £15. (£8 for under 25s). Add a ticket to both events to your basket, and the discount will apply on check out.

'Complex choreography and unstoppable spirit. Beyond impressive.' 
★★★★★ To Do List London

'Thrilling. Makes you feel alive'  
Bristol 247, Best dance of 2018


Age guidance: Suitable for all ages, please note the show is quite loud so ear defenders may be required for young children. 

Running time: Approx. 60 mins

Produced by MAYK. SESSION is a LIFT Tottenham Original co-commissioned with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Pavillion Dance South West and Théâtre National de Bretagne. Tour produced by MAYK in association with LIFT.


Relaxed Performances

All performances will be Relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. It does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

Step-Free Access
This event takes place in our Grand Hall, which has step-free access through the entrance on Town Hall Road. There is an accessible toilet near the Grand Hall.

If arriving via the main Battersea Arts Centre entrance on Lavender Hill, there is step-free access into the main foyer and to the Scratch Bar, with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor. The Grand Hall can be reached via a lift.

Further Information
Download the pre-show information (coming soon) or visit our Access Page.


Direction: Dan Canham
Choreography and staging: Odilia Egyiawan, Abena Noel, Dan Canham
Associate consultant & guidance: Laura Dannequin
Performed by: Steppaz Elites and Mini-Elites
Music: Empire Sounds - Josh Donkor, Mike Akrofi, Desty Engele, Tim Pabifio, Aaron Donkor
Production Manager: Mekel Edwards (on tour)

Image credits: Paul Blakemore




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