a pop-musical cabaret
A Lyrical Dance Concert is a party in a comedy double act in a cabaret show in a gig in an experimental dance performance. Number-by-ridiculous-number, the lyrics of chart hits past and present are danced out – stretched, turned, lifted and thrown. With joyful irreverence and serious fun, the show insists that pop music belongs to us and can do what we want it to do. Get your glad-rags on, grab a drink and a pal, and giggle along with this mixed-up whirlwind of glamorous divas, guitar solos and gangster rappers…
Gillie Kleiman (co-choreographer/performer) is an artist. From Gillie’s practice of dance and choreography emerge artworks that manifest as performances, texts, and events, presented in contexts associated with dance, theatre, live art and experimental performance, throughout the UK and across Europe. Gillie is one a group of artists who run BELLYFLOP Magazine, and moonlights as an Artistic Assessor for Arts Council England. She received the danceWEB scholarships in 2008 and 2013, and was an Artsadmin’s Artists’ Bursary holder in 2013/4. She is currently a doctoral researcher at University of Roehampton.
Sara Lindström (co-choreographer/performer 2013) is an artist from Sweden. Her artistic practice is one of dance and choreography in its broadest manifestations, from live performances to film and site-specific installation work. She graduated with a BA in Dance and Theatre from Trinity Laban in London and shortly after co-founded MIKS, a London based dance company in residence at Greenwich Dance. With MIKS Sara choreographed and performed numerous works between 2005-2011. Her more recent work has unfolded around questions of public space and she has been commissioned to develop site-specific works in various places. In 2012 Sara collaborated as a choreographer with artist duo Lundahl&Seitl with whom she has also worked as a performer over several years. Additionally, Sara’s dance films have been screened internationally.
Eleanor Sikorski (performer 2014/5) is a choreographer and performer whose solo work spans dance, cabaret and comedy. Her latest solos include Big hands, big heart (Dance Umbrella 2014) and Cake (Sadler’s Wells Wildcard 2013). She has ongoing collaborations with performer Flora Wellesley Wesley, sound composer Alberto Ruiz Soler and artist Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau. As a dancer she works for choreographers Eva Recacha, Seke Chimutengwende, Alexandre Achour and Igor & Moreno. Eleanor is also a member of BELLYFLOP – an artist-led magazine curating and writing about contemporary dance in London. Photo by Clare Sikorska.