Some Greater Class by Holly Blakey

Dance
Performance

Some Greater Class by Holly Blakey

Part of Summertime

Dive into the hyper-sexualised physical language of the music video with artist and choreographer Holly Blakey, best known for her work with Florence and the Machine.

Set in a modern day Garden of Eden, Blakey addresses ideas of connectivity, gender and class in this work, and as dancers writhe and contract, their movements lay bare the subtle and not-so-subtle dynamics of contemporary pop culture.

Created in collaboration with musicians Gwilym Gold and Darkstar, who perform the score live, Some Greater Class inscribes the process of viewing and being viewed on the performers’ bodies, delicately commenting on the normative ideals promoted in mainstream pop culture.

From explosive energy to vulnerability and transgression, the dancers’ search for connection offers a potent reminder of the radical potential of live performance.

(Photo by Holly Whittaker)

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall

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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

before & after

Enjoy a drink at one of London’s longest bars: the iconic Central Bar
Serves delicious, fresh food in an informal setting with great views of the Thames