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Audiences Fell in Love with Lift Off

May 1, 2018

South Hill Park’s annual dance festival, Lift Off, was met with a warm reception from attendees and audience members.

Joss Arnott Dance: Triple Bill

“Arnott knows how to select his ingredients.” – Dance Tabs

“Thoroughly enjoyed all the performances and after show chat: well done and thank you!” – Nikki, Twitter

“The perfect tonic for British contemporary dance” – The Londonist


U.DANCE Regional Final 2018

“Beautiful dancers in a beautiful place.” – Cascade Dance

“Such amazing talent!” – KDE Dance


Credit: Chris Nash

Protein: Border Tales

“So intense and clever.” – Catherine, Facebook

“What a fantastic production! Great narrative.” – Reece, Facebook

“Fantastic, funny, fuelling – go see!” – Creative Junction

Jann Esterhuizen’s Damce Company

Youth and Community Galas

“A great night of dance!” – Watkins Dance Company

“Had such an amazing time performing at Lift Off at South Hill Park yesterday representing Henley College.” – Amy, Twitter

“A weekend of dance, festival colours and energy.” – Alex, Twitter


Credit: Kwame Lestrade

Tavaziva: Izindava

“The dancers are DYNAMITE.” – The Guardian

“Absolutely mesmerising. Fantastic energy, strength and focus – the intensity was incredible. The choreography was absolutely stunning. I loved it!’” – Audience member

“The dancing was exceptional!” – Matt, Twitter

Be sure to put the 20th Lift Off Dance Festival (2019) in your diary!

For more dance, book your tickets to Chrysalis London’s world première of Savage at South Hill Park (Wed 23 May, 7.45pm) or Ballet Cymru’s magical, fairy tale adaptation of Cinderella (Sun 17 June, 3pm), not to mention live screenings in our cinema throughout the year.