Hoxton Docks, Haggerston
Saturday afternoons if they're allowed to by the police
55 Laburnum St, London E2 8BD, UK
At a time when joy is in short supply, these performances had it in abundance. World class dancing from the Royal Ballet in the beautiful industrial surrounds of the canal side at Hoxton Docks. An opportunity for frustrated dancers to perform and for people to safely view in the fresh air from across the canal. A perfect, creative solution to the understandable limitations around live theatre performances.
Unless, that is, you're Hackney Council and the police, who sent round men in riot gear to shut it down. A more heavy-handed response would be hard to imagine. See the DistDancing insta at the link below for images of how it went down.
We hope more than anything that they see sense and allow the performances to go ahead once more. Until then, you can voice your support for DistDancing and the Antepavilion at Hoxton docks at the link here: