The GOlive Dance and Performance Festival has built an enviable reputation for breaking the rules in the mere two years since veteran dance/theatre critic Donald Hutera (the Times) first applied his encyclopaedic knowledge of international arts to curating a playful eclectic programme of performances for small spaces.  This year following a season at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town in June GOlive goes on tour, with performances in Oxford and Winchester.  Featuring performers from Oxford and across the UK in the Burton Taylor Studio’s intimate setting, GOlive Oxford offers something for all lovers of dance in two programmes over four days.  If ya gotta go, GOlive!

“If it’s worth seeing, Hutera has seen it”  METRO

“…it might be the piece that hooks you forever…” Luke Jennings, The Observer

Dates:  Wednesday 15th- Saturday 18th July, 7.30pm

Venue:  Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LW

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions

Book online here or call the Box Office on 01865 305305

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th July programme:
Hanna WroblewskiMy Heart became this Monster  In this compelling solo, flesh and fabric are used to uncover what remains beyond words.
Sarah KentAngel Delight   Visual arts critic turned fearlessly frank, funny soloist, Sarah Kent, lays herself on the line in this defiant piece.
Mara Vivas –  Trace   A woman navigates the strange territory of long-buried experiences…An elegant, richly detailed examination of memory’s impact on perception.
Marina CollardAnd So It Goes On  A fascinating piece, created using cycles of simple but multi-layered repetitions, this delicate-yet-edgy solo makes fine use of both live and filmed dance.
Crossover Intergenerational ProjectTaut   This Oxford-based group explores architectural forms and archetypal relationships.
Beat StreetHeart Cry  Dance is the primary vehicle for fresh creative expression in this new piece by Oxford’s own young hip hop crew.

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July programme:
Shane ShambhuMy Inside Playground   Shane gets to the bottom of his relationship with Indian dance in this piece that’s part performance, part autobiographical lecture (Friday 17th only)

Ffin DanceFascination   Welsh choreographer Sue Lewis’ intricate, sensual new female trio has been inspired by the repeated use of three figures in Picasso’s paintings.
Drishti DanceQuicksilver and Silent Melody  These two vibrant works thrum with the bright power of Jeremy Thurlow’s music; a lively meeting of two classical Indian dance forms.
Susan KempsterMy Own Private Movie   This interactive piece is about the need to share with others in spite of how these new systems of interaction (or isolation) operate. (Saturday 18th only)
Avid for Ovid –  A new ensemble of Oxfordshire-based dancers and musicians bring ideas and methods from Roman pantomime to the telling of ancient myths.  Friday 17th: Ségolène Tarte in Lycaon, Susie Crow in Shades of Tisiphone.  Saturday 18th: Marie-Louise Crawley in Myrrha, Susie Crow in Shades of Tisiphone