Dance Umbrella 2017 International Festival programme

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Dance Umbrella 2017, which runs from 11 to 28 October 2017, opens with Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl’s outdoor performance Origami on a 40ft shipping container at Battersea Power Station.

Olivier-nominated Rocío Molina returns with a new work about womanhood, Fallen From Heaven (Caída del Cielo), while Charlotte Spencer Projects examines our relationship with disused urban spaces in Is This A Waste Land? an outdoor interactive performance in Silvertown, East London.

Guest programmer Freddie Opoku-Addaie curates a festival-within-a-festival, Out Of The System. Rachid Ouramdane’s new work TORDRE will be featured, and choreographers Lucinda Childs, Maguy Marin and Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker will create contrasting responses to Beethoven’s Grande Fugue op. 133 for Lyon Opera Ballet’s Trois Grandes Fugues.

Inspired by American artist Sol Lewitt, DOT by Spanish company Cia Maduixa is for young audiences. South Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn presents a "psychedelic visual feast" in Let Me Change Your Name.

Dance Umbrella takes over Shoreditch Town Hall for a night of dance, poetry and film from Lisbeth Gruwez, Julie Cunningham, Vanessa Kisuule and Charles Linehan and launches its new lecture series with a discussion led by Liz Lerman about how we watch dance and theatre differently, followed by a Q&A led by Steven Hoggett.