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News article created on 4 October 2013

Regent’s Canal to host dance performance

If you’re in London this weekend make your way to Regent’s Canal where an exciting new dance performance will be taking place aboard a workboat. It promises to be a truly unique show – make sure you don’t miss out.

This weekend’s dance performance will culminate on a heritage workboat, which will be transformed into a ‘surreal’ showboat. The inventive performance can be seen from the towpath as the boat moves serenely along the Regent’s Canal between the Islington Tunnel and Granary Square in King’s Cross. 

The boat is manned by a clown and a ballerina, a hidden madrigal and a shamanic storyteller. Incidental ‘performance-happenings’ will pop up alongside the boat on the towpath and urban spaces around the canal.

Dreamlike walking experience

Following an online sound score (bring your own smartphone and headphones), you can embark on a dreamlike walking experience, encountering the passing boat in a special choreography of shifting spectacles. The towpath performances draw from the area's rich and eclectic histories, facts and fictions to make a poetic re-imagining of this part of the Regent’s Canal, which has undergone huge change and cultural re-development.

The free-to-view show will involve multi-talented artists performing at set periods between 1pm–4pm, 5pm–7pm. The performances combine live music, movement, voice and outstanding visual display.

For more information see http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/tug