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Dance at Fuse Medway Festival

Posted on June 12, 2014


faustbadtastecocreditsteveeggletonThe free outdoor arts festival, held in Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham, has spectacular dance, circus and physical theatre this year.

In Wired Aerial Theatre’s As the World Tipped, aerial performances take place high in the night sky. There’s a carnival parade of Medway Heroes, while Southpaw Dance Company’s Faust (pictured) mixes breakdance, Charleston and big band music.

Southpaw will also lead a free hip hop dance workshop in Gillingham High Street on Friday, June 13 at 3.30pm. The festival runs from June 13 to 15 – see for more information.


Photograph: Steve Eggleton


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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