Avant Garde Dance

Dance, Digital, Theatre

SCRUM overlaps live performance with virtual reality content like never before.


SCRUM weaves together Tony Adigun’s electrifying trademark synaesthesia of hip-hop and contemporary dance with a captivating original soundtrack. This 35-minute outdoor piece animates a rebellious rabble of five young digital natives who stand in protest against a global political regime that has outlawed freedom of creative expression. VR headsets both conceal their identity and also inform their movement.  

SCRUM overlaps live performance with virtual reality content like never before. Audiences are invited to bring their mobile phone and scan the unique QR code on-site to access hidden virtual layers to this unique live dance experience.  

About Avant Garde Dance

Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s vibrant hip hop/contemporary dance scene. Artistic Director Tony Adigun has a unique dance vocabulary and a razor-sharp eye for dance composition, musicality, and form. His mantra “Innovate Never Replicate” courses through Avant Garde’s work. 

Creative / Production credits:

Creation & Choreography: Tony Adigu
Performers: Stefano Addae, Sam Ford, Dani Harris-Walters and more to be announced
Produced by Avant Garde Dance
Producer:  Prince Laryea
Creative Assistant and Rehearsal Director: Emma Stansall
Creative Technologist: Chris Hunt
Production Designer: Joel Trindade

Image credits: Malachy Luckie, David Levene, Stu Mayhew, Lotfi Kaz

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Scrum – an ‘Illegal Dance’ outdoor show has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Scrum has received commissioning support from Strike a Light Gloucester. Scrum is supported by Arts Council England.