Taking place in the grounds of one of London’s most iconic buildings, East Wall will see a cast of over 150 dancers and musicians fill the Tower of London’s West Moat in an extraordinary outdoor performance inspired by the stories of the communities that have grown up around the Tower.
Directed by the internationally-celebrated Hofesh Shechter working in collaboration with young London-based choreographers, Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore and Joseph Toonga, this epic event will weave together a tapestry of music and dance that embraces east London’s diversity and puts its rich cultural heritage centre stage. From grime to gospel, krump to contemporary - this mashup of old and new will come together in a large-scale spectacle like no other.
East Wall is the culmination of a three year talent development programme led by Hofesh Shechter Company and East London Dance, working with young choreographers, dancers and community groups. East Wall will be the first major public art event in the Tower of London moat since the Poppies installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red in 2014. This performance follows on from the project’s scratch show East Wall Warm-Up, which marked the closing night of LIFT 2016.