Stopgap Dance Company


StopGAP‘s dancers sneak out of the crowd for an explosion of dance on the streets. Join the queue as Tracking shares its own take on modern and vintage ‘Britishness’. Targeting passersby as audience, watch a jolting race photo-finish, hide like spies under umbrellas and keep up with the thundering beats as these integrated dancers share their own connection to the 2012 Olympic games. Switching between 70’s kitsch and vintage Britain, the company are joined by celebrated disabled dancer David Toole (DV8, CandoCo) in this energetic outdoor experience where rain certainly doesn’t stop play!

Taking the themes of the Cultural Olympiad, StopGAP‘s own choreographer Lucy Bennett reflects on what it is to be a Londoner through StopGAP’s trademark eccentric humour. Tracking is also a ‘Shape Arts Inspired by 2012’ commission and has been awarded the ‘Inspired by 2012’ logo.


About Stopgap Dance Company

Stopgap is a British contemporary dance company that seamlessly integrates dancers with and without disabilities. The company’s mission is to create dance work for people who want to see something unusual. Through its eclectic performances, the company sets out to prove that contemporary dance can entertain new audiences and stimulate their imagination.

Stopgap tours nationally and internationally, and it is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England. Stopgap is a Resident Company of Farnham Maltings.

Production Credits:

Artistic Director: Vicki Balaam

Producers: Sho Shibata and Denise Woods

Choreography and design: Lucy Bennett and the dancers

Dancers: Lucy Bennett, Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, Hannah Sampson, David Toole and David Willdridge

Composer: Jim Pinchen

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, Liberty Festival, Shape Arts and Without Walls Consortium.