Covent Garden Piazza

EVENT

5pm —  2am

Video installation: 5pm – 2am, East Piazza

Performance and dance workshop: 8:40pm – 9:40pm, West Piazza

No Prior Booking Required

Dance artist Cecilia Bengolea will present a new video installation in Covent Garden Piazza using the mirrored facades that currently cover the façade of market place. Multiple projections will combine Jamaican dancehall and classical ballet – created with her regular collaborators the dancehall artist Damion Wallace and the ballerina Erika Miyauichi.

Bengolea describes Dancehall as the punk brother of reggae, an unruly culture where everything is possible: the new work combines the pop culture and academicism of two extremely different languages and worlds and the social signifiers and cultural contradictions that each brings. As Bengolea states: “Ballet and dancehall are not supposed to meet in one same body.”

Bengolea, Wallace and Miyauichi will present a live public performance and participatory workshop at 8:40pm – 9:40pm in the West Piazza of Covent Garden.

The project is developed by the artist whilst in residence at Delfina Foundation, with the support of Capco, Delfina Foundation and Fluxus.

(M)IMOSA, Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church, performance, Cecilia Bengolea, 2011. Photo: Alain Monot

Biography

Cecilia Bengolea (born 1984, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is based in Paris and works as an artist, dancer and choreographer. Her piece Sylphides, 2009, co-created with François Chaignaud, won the Paris critique choreographique revelation award and the Young Artist Prize at Gwangju Biennale in 2014. She presented critically acclaimed work made in collaboration with Jeremy Deller and Marinella Senatore at the 13th Lyon Biennial in 2015 and she is currently working on an exhibition of dance for Dia:Beacon, Beacon.

Location

East Piazza Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB

Public transport

Plan your journey using Transport for London’s Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.

London Underground

Nearest stations are Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Holborn, Embankment, Charing Cross.

Rail

Charing Cross and Waterloo Mainline Stations. Plan your journey with National Rail.

Bus

Strand or Aldwych (RV1, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 139). Get Bus Countdown information from Transport for London.

Bike

Get there using Santander Cycle Hire. Nearest Docking Stations are available behind the London Transport Museum on Tavistock Street. There is also a public cycle rack located a few minutes walk from the Piazza in Russell Street. You can also use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.

Boat

Embankment Pier is the closest pier to Covent Garden Piazza, a 10 minute walk away. Plan your journey with Thames Clippers.

Car

There is a very limited number of parking spaces available near the Piazza. These spaces are charged at £4.40 per hour, with a maximum stay of around 4 hours. The ParkRight app for mobile, developed for the City of Westminster, can provide you with real time parking space occupancy information.

ACCESSIBILITY

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