Blue Cloud Scratch
Regular sharing and feedback events for professional dance artists, brought to you by Cloud Dance Festival & Blue Elephant Theatre.
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Our next event:
Friday 21 July at 8pm
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59A Bethwin Rd, London SE5 0XT
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Our upcoming lineup

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Bridie Gane
Bridie Gane's 'One Hit Wonder' is a nostalgic, riotous and retro-subversive solo that celebrates that unique wonder of women who perform.
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David Murley
Inconnu (Unknown) toys with the struggle of mental collapse and the ongoing thread of a deep-­‐rooted sense of internal self-­‐preservation and survival.
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Lucidez Dance
I am interested in how historic developments affect our personalities and behaviour and in the formation, manifestation and communication of identity.
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Kane John Mills

Remnants is a triple bill of three short works.
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Konstantina Skalionta
‘How long we have to go I am not sure...what I am sure is...that we need to keep on walking..’
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Shivaangee Agrawal
I encountered life on those streets as an outsider.
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Tora Hed
This solo is based on the subject of loneliness. How much of this feeling comes from within? And how much is shaped by society’s norms?
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Our Artists So Far

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Dickson Mbi
Dickson Mbi is world-renowned in the hiphop dance community for his popping skills, powerful movement, strong personality and ability to blend popping and contemporary dance in a unique fashion.
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Charlotte Jarvis
Dance artist & choreographer Charlotte Jarvis, performs an impromptu movement study. A response to past memories, released in an immediate moment of dance.!
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Autin Dance Theatre
'A Positive Life' is an immersive dance theatre experience, aimed at young people aged 14-24, based around the themes of sex education and self-love.
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Lewys Holt
Lewys Holt is an interdisciplinary dance artist based in the UK. His practice, while focusing on dance, spans comedy, visual arts and devised theatre.
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Piedad Albarracin Seiquer
CON-TACTO is a work in progress investigating the intimacy of touch. This is a conversation of movement between two performers, who listen, respond and propose through the perception of the others touch.
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Gleich Dances
Moving towards weight, 'Immovable' is engaged with taking up space and posturing, with building up and taking down. Dancers are angles and directions, masculine and feminine versions of themselves.
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Bridget Lappin
“It seems almost magical, this art of night stealth that enables you to make yourself invisible in the black of night.”
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Konstantina Skalionta
'Be My Home' is an intimate solo performance inspired by poetic images and metaphors of the houses we live in.
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Ian Parsons
Blue Cloud Scratch was very proud to present Ian Parson's company Point(e) Taken Dance Theatre's debut and final UK performance in July.
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Open Roof
Natalie Sloth Richter is a Danish dance artist who co-founded the collective Open Roof in 2015.
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MonixArts
Signs is a duet, fusing contemporary dance with British Sign Language, and takes inspiration from Colin Thompson's poem 'If I told you I was deaf would you turn away'.
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Adrian Look
'Sisyphus's Wife' is a Tanztheater duet telling a story of despair, purpose, choice and acceptance of fate.
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Sosa Dance Company
Sosa Dance Company aims to bring attention and awareness to mental illnesses by creating pieces on relevant topics.
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Camille Jetzer
'Forgetting' deals with the concept of forgetting, how the body forgets, and how one could translate that into dance. 'Forgetting as movement'.
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Masha Gurina
'Oom-pah oom-pah' is a duet born out of experimentation with two dance genres: contemporary and Argentine tango.
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Incendium Dance Company
A solo exploring the raw and powerful aesthetic of Latin American movements.
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Zuzanna Pilat
'LonDOoM' Is a gripping comedy about housing condition in the biggest European city. This performance describes the biggest nightmare of every Londoner - hunting for property to rent.
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Alice Weber
Alice's work is inspired by idiosyncracy, psychology, anatomical quirks and temporal dynamics. She works primarily in self-choreography but also teaches in West London.
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Indefinite Article Dance Theatre
Indefinite Article Dance Theatre are a company of three individuals working out of the North West. We specialise in devising and delivering high quality dance theatre that challenges, entertains and inspires audiences, by offering work that is both engaging and accessible.
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Ajos Dance
A solo exploring the legacy of America’s indigenous people.
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Yanaëlle Thiran
A singer’s voice makes the air vibrate. Could a dancer’s movements resonate the same way? Let a song fill the air. Let the dance breathe that song. With downstrokes and upstrokes. Weaving sounds across the space.
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Ray Prendergast
Ray creates work inspired by the various performance styles that London sees. The dance-based language which she uses is influenced by live art, theatre and music.
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Sheida Mas
Sheida Mas, a Spanish Choreographer, based in London since 2016, started as a Hip Hop dancer at the age of 16. Her curiosity for finding new movements and ways to communicate through them takes her to study contemporary, jazz, acting and even some ballet, and to finally get a degree in Choreography by the Alicia Alonso University Institute in Spain.
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Petra Haller
This is a work in progress performance of Petra’s first solo contemporary dance piece and is based on Charlie Chaplin’s final speech of the movie The Great Dictator. The words: “ I am sorry but I don’t want to be an emperor" led into a great speech about humanity that everyone should listen to and carry in their hearts.
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Maria Yacoob
Maria Yacoob is a London-based choreographer and dance teacher. M Dance is Maria’s new contemporary dance company. Its diverse performers come from acting, dancing, gymnastic and circus backgrounds.
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Justine Reeve and Company
'Living is dancing' explores the desire that dancers have for finding performance work. We follow four dancers that become trapped in the audition process.
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Piece by Piece
Despina's choreography is concerned with issues that affect her personally, as well as societal matters that affect women widely, and tries (and occasionally succeeds) to inject some light-heartedness and humour into her work.
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MCDC
In a digital age, this piece explores the attachment love can bring. Are we more devoted to gadgets than our loved ones, seeking positive reinforcement and emotional attachment from our phones in place of other human beings?
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Lucy Palmer Dance
'The Left Hand Path' will explore the dark side of the psyche through an intrinsically woven male trio.
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Sarah Louise Kristiansen
Homer is returning to Troy in a dream and sees only destruction and misery. It is an exploration of the joy of having escaped, yet the guilt of leaving a war torn country.
Blue Cloud Scratch is a bimonthly scratch night curated by Cloud Dance Festival and Blue Elephant Theatre in London, in response to the need for constructive feedback for dance artists on their works in progress, as raised during Cloud Dance Festival's open space event on gender & equality in January 2016. We present the work of UK-based artists only.