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Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2022

Published: 13 May 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Sky is Filled with Thunder Credit: Fevered Sleep

25 premières (12 UK premières and 13 new to London) and a "spectacular" opening event have been announced for The Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2022, a free festival of outdoor arts and theatre, taking place from 26 August to 11 September 2022.

The initial highlights for its 2022 programme will include:

  • Peter Hudson’s CHARON, a 32ft high artwork featuring Zoetrope technology at a new festival site in the Royal Docks.
  • House of Suarez, creators of the touring annual Vogue Ball, present House of Oak and Iron, a response to colonial history through contemporary dance and voguing at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
  • German artist Stephanie Lüning will unleash a tidal wave of multi-coloured foam at Greenwich Peninsula with Island of Foam: Version XVIII.
  • Fevered Sleep's The Sky Is Filled With Thunder is an immersive audio promenade experience in Thamesmead capturing the voices of children’s hopes, fears and dreams.
  • The Royal Ballet in collaboration with disabled dancer Joe Powell-Main present Sleepwalker across the public spaces and waterfronts of Canary Wharf.
  • Using stilts and choreography, Spanish company Cia Maduixa tells the story of female migrants fighting for a place to call home in Migrare at Canary Wharf.
  • Crowd_Ctrl is a dance and digital collaboration between choreographer AndroidX (AKA Malick Bright), scenographers MHz and London’s Dragonsquad busking crew.