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:
Tuesday 30 May at 8pm
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59A Bethwin Rd, London SE5 0XT
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Our upcoming lineup

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Yanaëlle Thiran
A calm whirlwind, Yanaëlle loves to turn and explore spaces with her long arms always further reaching.
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Piedad Albarracin Seiquer
Piedad returns to BCS with a new solo: a journey of insecurities, struggle, exhaustion and surrender.
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Ray Prendergast
Ray presents an highly individual solo inspired by Salvador Dalí’s “Woman with a flower head”.
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Maria Yacoob
Maria Yacoob's new company M Dance presents 'Statue', reimagining the Greek myth of Heracles and the garden of the Hesperides, focussing on the emotional drama of the story.
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Petra Haller
Petra will be presenting a new solo based on Charlie Chaplin’s final speech of the movie The Great Dictator.
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Sheida Mas
“Violence against women is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries.” - United Nations Populations Fund
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Our 2016 Artists

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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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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.