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Fish Out of Water at bOing festival in Canterbury for the first time!
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2nd July 2022

Fish Out of Water is the latest touring performance from MCDC Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company, known for bold visuals and her signature hip hop and contemporary dance style. 

27th & 28th of August at 11.30am & 3pm at Gulbenkian Lawn, Canterbury

Post show jam: Join MCDC dancers after their performance of ‘Fish Out of Water’. Through fun play and games we will move and explore our new, colourful home at the bOing festival. All ages are welcome to join in.

Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance. 

Fish Out of Water is excited to announce new tour dates as part of Tour de Moon! 
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2nd June 2022

Plymouth Central Park Event Space 8th June 6-9pm 

Southampton Bargate 10th – 12th June 6-9pm 

Farnborough Queensmead Car Park 14th June 6-9pm

Crawley Memorial Gardens 15th June 6-9pm 

Hackney Pedro Youth Club 16th June 2-8pm 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance. 

Fi

Fish Out of Water on Tour with Applause rural touring!
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1nd June 2022

We are excited to share that Fish Out of water is part of Applause summer menu 2022 and that we are heading on tour from June - October 2022.

 

3rd of June (Saturday) Dance Woking 11.30am & 1.20pm 

4th of June (Sunday) East Malling, 11.30am & 1.10pm & 2.50pm

9th of July (Saturday) Chatham Carnival 11am & 3pm

31st of July (Sunday) Milton Creek Country Park

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance. 

Fi

What an honour to open Jyll's Bradley master piece 'The Hop'
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15th of May

 

 

Jyll Bradley’s new interactive commission links the urban landscape of the Southbank Centre to the hop gardens of Kent. 

It's now open to public, go an immerse yourself in the colourful light by the Hayward gallery, get inspired and absorb the colours and geometry. 

FREE

18 May –⁠ 2 Oct, open 24 hours

Hayward Gallery Terrace

Art & exhibitions

Fish Out of Water at The Gulbenkian and Brighton Fringe!
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2nd May 2022

We are excited to share that Fish Out of water is part of Applause summer menu 2022 and that we are heading on tour from May - October 2022.

First 2 Stops of Fish Out of Water:

South By South East, 11th of May at 12.15pm Free, Registry Lawn - University of Kent, Canterbury

Brighton Fringe, 1pm & 3pm,  i360 Event Space East, Brighton 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England and South East Dance. 

Fi

Fish Out of Water is going on tour!
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10th January 2022

We are excited to share that Fish Out of water is part of Applause summer menu 2022 and that we are heading on tour from May - October 2022.

Keep an eye out for tour dates!

For bookings and more information please contact us on mcdc.contact@gmail.com

Fish Out of Water is Co-commissioned by Applause and The Marlowe, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture and supported by Arts Council England.

Fi

The Day of the Crowned Death - Save the date! 
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2nd November

Free Outdoor Event!

Tuesday 2nd of November 4pm

In the spirit of Janus, the Roman God of endings and beginnings, Creative Folkestone and MCDC with collaboration of the local youth (Studio 6 & Liv2Dance) will say farewell to the Triennial and hello to a winter season of events and activities on Tuesday 2 November. Hidden within the Triennial artwork Janus Fortress: Folkestone by Pilar Quinteros is a crowned skull.

Join us for the parade at 4pm at East Cliff, 4.30pm at the Old High Street and 5pm performance at the Payers Park.

First time on stage in New Romney! Event already sold out!
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21st July 2021

Unveiling event for The Marsh Mosaics, plus a celebratory performance by Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme.

First time in over a year performing indoors at the beautiful venue on a red carpet at St. Nicholas Church in New Romney!

MCDC collaborating and creating with Kent based dancers and young dancers from Instep Dance Company to a song by wonderful local artists Freya Yard 'By the Sea'.

FREE booking essential! 

Preview of work in progress Fish Out of Water
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12th September 2021

We would love to invite you to a sharing of our new work in progress and experience the first interactions with you and the surroundings. 

Fish Out of Water is an ambitious, fresh, multi-disciplinary outdoor dance performance which explores themes of belonging, displacement and migrancy.

MCDC will immerse you in their interactive world by using improvised dance, colourful sculptures and responsive live, upbeat music inspired by people of Folkestone. Will you welcome us on the next adventure?

12pm The Harbour Arm, Folkestone at the end of the market stools 

4pm The Payers Park, Mill Bay, Folkestone, CT20 1BN

FREE just turn up!

Audition - Call out for UK Dancers preferably Kent based
Dominic Farlam

10th June 2021

Deadline for applications is midnight on 21st of June

We are looking for professional, versatile UK based dancers with a hip hop and/or contemporary background and strong improvisation skills for our upcoming outdoor pop-up dance show “Fish Out of Water” premiering at Folkestone Triennial 2021 and for future opportunities.

Auditions will take place in Folkestone on the 23rd and 24th of June by invitation only! Please state preferred audition date in your application.

Rehearsals dates take place in Folkestone. We're looking for dancers who can commit to:

28th, 29th, 30th of June | 7th , 8th of July | 19th - 23rd of july R&D

Performance dates TBC

Fee: Equity/ITC rates

If you’re interested in this role and would like to attend the audition, please email your headshot, CV, showreel and/or dance footage to mcdc.contact@gmail.com

Open Online Professional Classes for Kent based Dancers
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14th January 2020

MCDC redirected to Folkestone in April 2020 and want to celebrate this exciting change by offering free open professional classes to dancers based in Kent during February. 

Michaela, the artistic director wants to meet local talent, give something back during these challenging times and bring new opportunities to share, connect and network with each other. 

 3rd of February 6 - 7.30pm 

10th of February 6 - 7.30pm 

17th of February 6 - 7.30pm

24th of February 6 - 7.30pm 

The classes are delivered via online platform ZOOM. Please register your interest on mcdc.contact@gmail.com

3D immersive dance performance "Leaf No Trace" on YouTubeVR
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10th of January 2020

Excited to be premiering our first 3D immersive adaptation of a dance production on YouTubeVR next Friday! Integrating contemporary & urban dance with virtual reality to magically transport you to the stage and into an immersive world of music and dance.

 

"Leaf No Trace" is a 3D VR180 immersive dance collaboration between Create 1st and the MCDC.

Leaf No Trace will be premiering on Friday 22nd January at 21:00 UTC on the Create1st YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yr4HknXmA&t=352s

It can be enjoyed either in 2D, or for the ultimate fully immersive 3D experience on the Oculus Quest.

I hope you can join us and share your thoughts with us!