I know it’s a sign of climate change – I’ve even stopped checking my weather app – but I do love it when you can plan an evening out and know it’ll be warm and dry. This was the case for East Wall at the Tower of London, part of LIFT festival.
A collaboration between East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT , the evening celebrated the variety and diversity of East London. Hofesh Schechter’s trademark percussion instruments stood at the back of the stage, ready to accompany the different young amateur dancers. One of my favourite pieces was Three, choreographed by Duwane Taylor (I’m a fan of Krump.)There were 6 pieces in all, exploring migration, the immigrant experience and the history of East Londonculminating with an exuberant finale where the Band of the Irish Guards joined the other performers in the moat.all overlooked by a sole archer and the ever-present plane passing overhead.