THE PEOPLE PILE are a community of creative movement enthusiasts who thrive on bouncing and sharing ideas; with roughly 30 performers and collaborators on The Pile, they are passionate about sharing dance with new and un-suspecting audiences.
Piling since December 2010, they are a growing multi-creative culture with a penchant for performance and flare to dance in alternative spaces.
Adaptable and thoughtful to new environments THE PEOPLE PILE create performances, which connect and engage with wider and new audiences.
'Our walkabout performances combine detailed technical dances wrapped in bizarre and engaging concepts, they interact with people, jumping between impressive formations, humorous moments, energetic movements, and human interactions. The People Pile encourage alternative communication, showing, sharing, and stirring the people and spaces they encounter.'
'This weeks hottest happening'- Evening Standard (31st May 2013)
Previous Pile Adventures include working with:
Shunt, Supperclub London, Village Underground, Old Vic Tunnels, Royal Academy of Arts, The National Maritime Museum, The Book Club, Queen of Hoxton, BAC, Harrods, Rich Mix, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Brunel Museum, Sketch Restaurant, Cafe Otto, ICA, Apairy, The Old Queens Head, Metal works, 93 Feet East, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Cargo (toilets), Peanut Factory, & The Others.
Latitude Festival (since 2011), Secret Garden Party (since 2012), Wilderness (since 2012), Playgroup Festival, Camberwell Arts Festival, Battersea Arts Festival, Hackney Wicked Festival & SPOT festival in Denmark.
Sing London, London Air Ambulance, Lucas Hugh (fashion), Asudari (fashion), Rumpus, Cardboard Cabaret, Secret Cinema, OneTaste Cabaret, Noise of Art, Illumini,The Wonder Club, StampCollective, National Dance Company Wales Welsh National Opera, Literature Wales, Yorke Dance Project & Boomtags Theatre spaces:
Stratford Circus, The Broadway Theatre, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Roundhouse, & BAC
Perhaps Contraption, New London Orchestra (new dancers made to live music by Max Richter, Philip Glass, Benjamin Britten, Avro Part), Konstantin Boyarsky (composer & principle Violist at the Royal Opera House), Tom Sankey (composer, writer), Taishi Nagaska (Japanese sound artist currently working in Berlin), Orchestra of Welsh National Opera conducted by James Cameron (Animations to compositions by Pete Wyer, Eilir Owen Griffiths and Stacey Blythe), Stephen Horne, Peter Lyons & Orchestra Elastique.
Fernando Gaberlotto (film commission to be screened throughout Europe 2013), James Clare, Nikola Badev, & Daniel Calladine.
Scheherazade 2012 - Dervish, And She Said, House of Sorrow. Project direction by Roy Campbell-Moore, (NDCWales)
Ludovic Des Cognets, Pete Fallen, Ben Hopper, Kevin Talbot, Michael James Gawthorpe, Jana Kolmel & James Clare
Artisan.s, Richard Thornn, & Fiona DC Smith
The Studio Event; a site specific performance event, which involved 60 performers, a 4 storey building, 17 spaces and a gorgeous audience of 250 people. Generous support was given by London Studio Centre- Sep 2011.
The Pile On- a site specific dance performance platform, show casing new work by The People Pile and other guest artists, previous Pile Ons have been held at the Hackney Downs Studios, The Arch Gallery, and The Hackney Cut.
'This weeks hottest happening'- Evening Standard
'The People Pile were the highlight of evening... their choreography transitioned from gestural to conceptual with ease... moving in and out of intricate floor sections... the audience were swept away' - London Aisle
'Hilarious, they made us all smile' - Audience member
'Totally mad and silly...what a delightful encounter' - Audience member
'Surreal yet really real, its hard to explain' - Audience member
They currently have a range of performances, projects, events, and workshops on the go and welcome all to get involved.
Be curious, check out their website, Facebook group, find them on Twitter, or contact them through email or in person at one of their events and see if the Pile is one you would like to jump on.