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Bodies In Action present: An Immersive Experience

August 19, 2021-8:00 pm - August 21, 2021-9:00 pm

Bodies In Action presents multiple performances at The Crypt Gallery: An Immersive Experience. All proceeds will go to the performers.

19 / 20/ 21 August
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“The Crypt of St Pancras Parish Church was designed and used for coffin burials from 1822, when the Church was opened, to 1854, when the crypts of all London churches were closed to burials. Crypt burial was seen as a slightly better alternative to the overcrowded village burial grounds for those who could afford it…and a useful revenue for the churches.” [http://cryptgallery.org/about/]

Playing with the historical aspect of The Crypt Gallery and its contents, Bodies In Action will create an immersive experience developing on its last residency at The Crypt Gallery. Forming characters through aspirational stories of people living in London throughout the 1700s and 1800s we will create a physical context in which the audience can follow these performers sharing who they are.

All of these performers share a common experience of facing prosecution and coming into conflict with the very harsh legal system of that day and age. They share their journies through physical and verbal stories to the viewer.

Come join us.




Bodies in Action ~ enGendering Contemporary Dance based in East London is a Community Interest Company dance organisation founded by dancer and choreographer Julian Nichols. As a company, we strive to provide audiences and communities with engaging contemporary dance by hosting different classes, workshops, organized discussions, and performances. We aim to bridge the gap by including and exposing those who identify along or on the ends of the gender spectrum by challenging conventional gender roles that are the dominant factor of contemporary dance now. As physical bodies, we share our perspective through the lens of a simple, yet revolutionary idea: we stand and encourage people to live in their authentic skin without succumbing to societal pressures of conformity. The gender spectrum, as well as sexual orientation, has become polarizing in recent times, yet we, in the end, are all human. To this end, Bodies in Action promotes equality among all despite gender identity, race, age, sexual orientation, body type, and physical ability through both creations and diversity of the company.

Our work aims to expand societal awareness about gender authenticity by tackling stereotypes of what it is to be human. In today’s society, despite crucial advances, there remains an apparent stigma for those that don’t identify as a man or woman or that do not have heterosexual relations. While society continues to expand its acceptance of gender there is still a lot of unexplored and unimagined possibilities. Bodies in Action pushes our gender forward-thinking through progressive artistic representations about what it means to live and move in a spectrum of gendered ways. Bodies in Action gives an immediate and transparent perspective of bodies integrating through movement without regard to gender by embracing all genders across the spectrum.

To this end, Bodies in Action employs and supports dancers, choreographers, and people that identify across the gender spectrum: transgender, gender-neutral, non-binary, agender, pangender, genderqueer, two-spirit, third gender, male, female, and all, none, or any combination of the above, as well as people who’s sexual orientation, lies within the LGBTQIA+ community.


August 19, 2021-8:00 pm
August 21, 2021-9:00 pm
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