Young dancers and musicians Assemble in Croydon

Published: 20 September 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Bassist Shri Sriram and dancer and choreographer Jose Agudo will present Assemble, a new work written and performed by young dancers and musicians aged 14–19 who have been mentored over the summer by production company Drum the Bass and contemporary dance festival Dance Umbrella, at Fairfield Halls, Croydon on Saturday 19 October 2019.

Auditions were held in June and, over the summer holidays, twelve young dancers and musicians created a new cross-arts work that will be performed in the Sun Lounge at Croydon’s newly opened Fairfield Halls as part of Dance Umbrella’s DU: Fairfield Takeover. The workshops and rehearsals were run by award-winning composer, musician and composer Shri Sriram, co-founder of Drum the Bass, and choreographer, dancer and director Jose Agudo. There will be three performances at 12:30PM, 2:30PM and 4:30PM each consisting of two pieces of music and dance that will last for approximately 10 minutes.

Sriram said, “we were bowled over with the number of talented youngsters who came to our Assemble workshops in May and June in Croydon”

He added, “the auditions were fantastic—we were really impressed with the number of creative young people who turned up. It proved once again that Croydon is a seriously creative hub! Jose and I were particularly struck by the enthusiasm, ideas, dedication and the sheer energy of our Assemble applicants.”