Past Events

Here is a list of past events.

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  • The Albert Netball & Dance Club

    The Albert Netball & Dance Club

    01/05/2013 - 29/05/2013 The Albert Cafe, No. 5 Albert Rd, London Photo by Sam Coren. Flora is leading a new recreational netball and dance club on Wednesday evenings at The Albert for women 16+ looking to get (back) into the game, into their bodies, and into dancing. Every wednesday in May,  7-8.30pm 1.5.13 8.5.13 15.5.13 22.5.13 27.5.13 Each week we will warm up together, work on our fitness and practise netball skills and drills, play a game, and do some full-bodied dancing before warming down. The sequence in which we do these things will vary week to week. Bring trainers and make sure your nails are not long (can be dangerous during play). Changing facilities are available in the building. Arrive ready to start at 7pm. Venue: Sports Hall, The Albert, 5 Albert Rd, Queen’s Park, London NW6 5DT. Map. Sign up or drop-in. Contact Flora Wellesley Wesley: flora@hirudance.org Cost: Suggested donation £2 towards equipment and space hire Directions: The nearest under/overground station is Queen's Park. Turn left out of Queen's Park station, cross over the bridge. Then cross the road and take the first left down Albert Rd. The sports hall is in the second building on the left. See the Facebook event. The Albert is a pop-up venue for experimental projects and community well-being in Queen’s Park. Flora is a resident performer at The Albert alongside fellow Hiru Dance members and other artists.
  • The Albert Netball and Dance Club

    03/04/2013 - 24/04/2013 The Netball Project: Netball and Dance Club, 1-4 Albert Rd [caption id="attachment_692" align="alignleft" width="517" caption="Photo: Sam Coren"][/caption] Every wednesday in April, 7-9pm 3.4.13 10.4.13 17.4.13 24.4.13 A new recreational netball and dance club for women 16+ looking to get (back) into the game, into their bodies, and into dancing. Each week we will warm up together, work on our fitness and practise netball skills and drills before playing a game. Having worked up a sweat, we'll move on to some full-bodied dancing before warming down. Bring trainers. Arrive ready to start at 7pm. Changing facilities are available in the building. Venue: Sports Hall, The Albert, 1-4 Albert Rd, Queen's Park, London NW6 5DT. Map. Sign up or drop-in. Contact Flora Wellesley Wesley: flora@hirudance.org Suggested donation: £2.50 a session. The Albert is a pop-up venue for experimental projects and community well-being in Queen's Park. Flora is a resident performer at The Albert alongside fellow Hiru Dance members and other artists.
  • International Women's Day Brunch

    08/03/2013 The Albert Cafe, No. 5 Albert Rd, London NW6 5DT [caption id="attachment_688" align="alignleft" width="501" caption="Trumpet Creepers open rehearsal: Kirsty Arnold, Flora Wellesley Wesley, Eleanor Sikorski. Photo Sara Hibbert"][/caption] Eleanor and Flora will perform an improvised duet as part of this International Women's Day brunch at The Albert Cafe in Queen's Park. Here is the open invitation. Inspiring talks, dance, yummy brunch & free photo portraits. Ideally RSVP to carencan@mac.com. If you have something nourishing, cultural or creative that you would like to add to the day, get in touch with Caren.
  • THE ALBERT LAUNCH

    31/01/2013 - 01/02/2013 THE ALBERT, London [caption id="attachment_678" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Ellie DIH in Hiru's new space. Photo Moreno Solinas"][/caption] Hiru is delighted to be moving into THE ALBERT, a meanwhile project in Queen's Park, London, that provides space for experimental projects and community well-being. The space will be launching officially on Thursday 31 January. From 12pm to 12am the whole site will open to the public. Studio- and non-studio-based people will be showing work, organising taster sessions and arranging interesting ways of viewing or experiencing how they work and what they do. As resident performers in the building, Hiru will be preparing various contributions to the day including a rolling lunchtime improvisation sharing in the sports hall, a taster Netball Club session, and some performance in the evening show at THE ALBERT No.1. SAVE THE DATE! More news coming soon.
  • THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

    17/01/2013 - 18/01/2013 Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London On Thursday 17 & Friday 18 January Hiru's Charlie Ashwell, Jamila Johnson-Small, Eleanor Sikorski & Flora Wellesley Wesley will be performing at the Lilian Baylis Theatre alongside other BELLYFLOP contributors and selected guests. BELLYFLOP Magazine has curated two nights of performance, jointly entitled The BELLY of the Beast, for Sadler's Wells' first Wild Card. Jamila will be performing in two pieces: William William, made in collaboration with Mira Kautto, and 'O' made in collaboration with Alexandrina Hemsley; Flora will be improvising a solo, Sorbet du Soir; Charlie will be performing Improvisation alongside Seke Chimutengwende; and Ellie will be debuting her latest work, Cake, as a late night show in the bar. Watch The BELLY of the Beast trailer.
  • The Public House

    The Public House

    09/07/2012 - 14/07/2012 Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, London Hiru is proud to present The Public House as part of Big Dance 2012. A six day long pop-up home for dance, performance and discussion. See you there! Take a look at our Public House page for more info. This event is supported by Big Dance and Arts Council England.
  • Bloom! @ Budapest

    Bloom! @ Budapest

    30/03/2012 - 31/03/2012 Mu Theatre, Budapest Budapest sees in the premiere of the most recent work from Bloom! Dance Collective. www.bloomdancecolletive.org Theatre website.
  • Mr. lawrence by Seke Chimutengwende & Friends

    Mr. lawrence by Seke Chimutengwende & Friends

    17/02/2012 The Place Theatre, London Charlie Ashwell, Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley of Hiru will be performing in this new work by Seke Chimutengwende. Buy tickets here. Photo of Flora Wellesley and Steph McMann    
  • Chocolate

    Chocolate

    06/01/2012 Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London Chocolate, Eleanor Sikorski's new solo will première on the opening night of Resolution! 2012, a season of new choreography, at the Place. Part of a triple bill with Ticket dance theatre and A.D. Dance Company. Watch a trailer for Chocolate.  Buy tickets here.    
  • BLOOM! @ Budapest: TAME GAME & CITY double bill

    BLOOM! @ Budapest: TAME GAME & CITY double bill

    09/12/2011 MU Szinhaz, Budapest Join us if you can for the Hungarian premiere of TAME GAME! And for the first time BLOOM! will perform TAME GAME and CITY as a double bill. Back to the MU Theatre, where it all started!! www.facebook.com/events/126514180791157/ www.bloomdancecollective.org