26 May 2022 16:50

Wandsworth Arts Fringe at the RAD

This year we have partnered with Wandsworth Arts to host a Dance Showcase as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival, 10–26 June 2022.

Having opened the doors to our new home for dance, we are proud to bring a varied dance programme to the community in The Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre.

Dance Showcase in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre  

Friday 10 June – Opening Night

The Festival opens with an outdoor Promenade Performance from 6–8pm, followed by VIP drinks 8–10pm.

The riverside Promenade will start at BBO and end at RAD with a finale performance from Flamenco con Gusto in the Studio Theatre.

Element Arts Film Installation 10 June – 16 June, Weekdays at 5pm, Weekends at 10am. Ecological Beings’ is a dance film projection. The piece shows humans to be at one with, and part of, a greater ecological world.

There will be a special film screening in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, followed by a Q&A.
Monday 13 June, 14:00

Saturday 11 June

Ballet Soul Othello, 3–4.30pm and 7–8.30pm

Ballet Soul brings ‘Othello’ into the 21st-century through innovative contemporary dance, a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic work, with a matinee and evening performance, both followed by Q&A with Artistic Director Ben Love and Composer Julian Joseph, chaired by Dr Sandra Mae Bourne of the British Black Ballet Project.

Sunday 26 June

London Children’s BalletAnne of Green Gables, 2–3.30pm

Anne of Green Gables’ is the story of a lively, imaginative 11-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley. Performed by an all-child cast, the star-quality of the dancers aged 9–16 and brilliantly-told stories make LCB ballets a sell-out success year after year, popular with children and adults alike.

Sheba MontserratShackles, The Whip and The Drum: The Creation of Caribbean Dance, 7.30–8.30pm

A one-woman show on the features of Caribbean dance and its role in African survival. This interactive, multidisciplinary show narrates Caribbean history through dance as well as uplift, educate, inspire and entertain. Using storytelling, poetry and comedy, this show charts the journey of guardian spirits, Rhythm and Dance, as they guide Africans through enslavement in the Caribbean.

Fame Game

18–19 June, various timeslots between 10am–3.15pm

Solve the mystery and become the real star!

Fame Game is the biggest talent show on TV, and you have a VIP invitation to the live final. But behind the scenes, something is amiss…

Production Assistant, Annie, needs your help to find a missing dancer – the favourite to win this year’s competition. Someone must know where she is, but are the judges and contestants of Fame Game telling the truth, or hiding secrets?

Explore the city streets, follow clues and find messages sent to you by a host of colourful characters. With an exciting whodunnit storyline and plenty of puzzles to solve, this interactive adventure game makes a fantastic day out with friends or family.

Created by Mercurial Dance – a company producing digital performances and participatory experiences – Fame Game is a fresh narrative-based spin on interactive trail games, perfect for fans of escape rooms, dance theatre or celeb-spotting!

The show must go on – have you got what it takes to make it happen? Perfect for ages 8+. Book now.

The RAD is also hosting

  • 17 June, 4–6pm: Share Community & Royal College of Arts, Fashion Show, Film and Art Exhibition in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, Main reception and Café 2
  • 23 June 7–9pm E33 Dance Company, We’re Gonna be OK: E33 Celebrating 10 years of community involvement, youth mentorship and professional touring, E33 invites the audience to soak in honest storytelling, beautiful dance and the glow of 100 LED candles.


See the full programme