Community Dance Platform 2017

After an overwhelming 80 applications to take part in our Community Dance Platform we are pleased to announce the line-up for the platform. Hosted by MC Hakeem Onibudo Ignition's highly entertaining community dance showcase will take place across two venues in 2017 - Lyric Hammersmith & Rose Theatre Kingston. 

Ignition Community Dance Platform features the brightest dance talent, this high octane event is sure to get everyone moving!



Recipients - Ignition Emerging Artist Bursary 2017

After a competitive call out, we are delighted to announce the following emerging artists have been awarded £500 to create a opening or closing performance for the community dance platform. 

Saturday 3 June 2017, Lyric Hammersmith

Thomas Page Dances: A contemporary collective of emerging artists based in London and Oxford. Continuing to grow and develop the company is focused on creating a range of thought provoking and highly physical works. Page seeks to work in an extremely collaborative way constantly building bridges and connections with other contemporary artists. 

What is Written Dance Company: Founded in 2014 by Artistic Directors and co-choreographers Jean Pierre Nyamangunda & Viviana Rocha. Formed as a platform to bring different artists together. The company embodies diversity by fusing contemporary principles with an urban flair. Resolution 2015 - 2017, BJCEM (Milan, Italy), Spacer (Krakow, Poland), FRAME Film Festival and Collabo, East London Dance.

Saturday 17 June, Rose Theatre Kingston

Ania Straczynska: Born in Poland, Ania graduated from the Academy of Music with a Choreography and Dance Techniques degree. She is a Artistic Member and Marketing and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Dance Space. Her works have been presented in the UK, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Ania works using contemporary dance language combined with dance theatre where often musicality is a core.  Agenda Festival, Resolution 2017, East London Dance - The Field. 

Francesca Wall: Now entering the third year of a dance degree at Kingston University, Frankie has a passion for morphing styles, often creating unexpected dance forms within her work. Her cross genre allows dancers an opportunity to comfortably perform within the piece whilst maintaining her signature style.


Selected Companies - Ignition Community Dance Platform 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017, Lyric Hammersmith (13.00-14.30)

1.      Thomas Page Dances, Bursary recipient - Contemporary

2.       DT Youth Dance Company - Contemporary 

3.       Kingston College - Contemporary

4.       Daisy Roots – Samba & Afro Beats

5.       Rambert Quintessence - Contemporary

6.       Elevate – Street Dance

7.       Kick Up: Corali Youth - Contemporary

8.       DanceWest Contemporary& Youth Company - Contemporary

9.       Young Amici – Dance Theatre

10.     CPP Hounslow Bhangra - Bhangra

11.     Twickenham Academy Dance Company - Contemporary

12.     SOAS Dance Society - Musetta - KPOP

13.   Barraca Flamenca - Modern Flamenco -Tango

14.   What is Written Dance Company - Bursary recipient – Contemporary/Hip-Hop


Saturday 3 June 2017, Lyric Hammersmith (17.00-18.30)

1.      Thomas Page Dances, Bursary recipient  – Contemporary

2.       Kristi's Dance Academy – Musical Theatre

3.       DanceWest & Action on Disability - Move-it Mondays - Contemporary

4.       Creative People and Places Hounslow Fusion Dance Group - Bollywood & Hip-Hop

5.       Dillon Dance Youth – Contemporary & Martial Arts

6.       Watkins Dance Associates - Contemporary

7.       Heston Community School Dance Academy – Physical Theatre

8.       Damn Fine Dance - Contemporary

9.       Pad'Arts Street Sceen - Street Dance

10.   ArtsEd Youth Company - Contemporary

11.   Quicksilver - Rambert's Youth Dance Company - Contemporary

12.   KBM Revolution from Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass - Bollywood

13.   What is Written, Bursary recipient  – Contemporary/Hip-Hop

Tickets - Ignition at Lyric Hammersmith:


Saturday 17 June, Rose Theatre Kingston (13.00-14.30) 

1.      Frankie Wall, Bursary recipient - Fusion 

2.      Zad West Under 8's - Hip-Hop

3.      Boundless Dance & Meadlands Primary – Musical Theatre

4.       Age of Grace Dance Company - Contemporary

5.      Richmond Upon Thames College - Jazz

6.      Green Lane Youth Dance Company – Contemporary 

7.      Dancebites Performance Troup -Street Dance

8.      Youth Dance Ventures - Contemporary

9.      Mercury Movers - Contemporary

10.   K-lectic – Street Dance

11.   Tiffin Junior Dance Company - Contemporary

12.   The Amazings - Contemporary 

13.   Kaleidoscope Youth Dance -Contemporary

14.   Ania Straczynska – Contemporary/Dance Theatre


Saturday 17 June, Rose Theatre Kingston (17.00-18.30) 

1.       Frankie Wall, Bursary recipient - Fusion 

2.       Rambert Young Movers 2 - Contemporary

3.       Zad West Beginners – Hip-Hop

4.       Movement Warriors - Contemporary

5.       Sage Dance Company - Ballet

6.       West Thames College Dance - Contemporary

7.       Ania Straczynska, Bursary recipient - Dance Theatre

8.       Stagecoach Twickenham - Commercial

9.       Dancebites Elite Team – Afro Hip-Hop

10.   Thrive Youth Dance Company - Contemporary

11.   Zad West - Intermediate – Hip-Hop

12.   Sketch Dance Company - Contemporary

13.   Kristi's Dance Academy – Tap

Tickets - Ignition at Rose Theatre Kingston: