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Scrum – An ‘Illegal Dance’ outdoor show

by Avant Garde Dance

22 and 23 July 2023


High Street (Near HMV) View on Google Maps ›

Get ready for an electrifying hip-hop dance theatre performance for all ages in Leicester’s city centre.

Scrum is set in the near future, and dance is a crime. We should have seen it coming. We spent the first two decades of the new millennium gripped by fear.

You will be immersed in a riotous protest as a rabble of young digital natives confront a powerful regime. Will they rebel or conform? Live performance overlaps virtual reality!

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What to expect:

  • Speech free
  • Loud moments

Warning: This show contains smoke flares and loud noises.

High Street is an open shopping street which begins at Jubilee Square and runs down to Clock Tower, with wide, flat, open areas and dropped kerb access available.

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Scrum – An Illegal Outdoor Dance Show is supported by Without Walls, 101 Outdoor Arts and Arts Council England.

Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Strike a Light Gloucester. Scrum VR film is commissioned by The Lowry.


A performer surrounded by dense red smoke.

Image: Flauxx Film