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Disruption at the Barbican

Fashion, music and dance were combined in a one-off performance by young creatives at London's cultural epicentre

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion’, Disruption was a one-off presentation that brought fashion, music and dance together at the Barbican. The performance featured bespoke fashion pieces by young East London designers worn by hip-hop dancers Bluez and Da Bratz, while they performed a brand new piece of original choreography to music composed by experimental group Jetsam.

Disruption was the final production in a three-month project aimed at bringing arts and creative opportunities to communities in East London. The performance was the work of 50 teenagers who worked alongside professionals from the Barbican, the London College of Fashion and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. During a three-month period they learnt skills including fashion design and styling, film and photography and music and choreography. Dazed & Confused and Shiseido provided technical expertise and support to the project which was made possible by the financial support of The SHM Foundation and Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltdtp bennett and Overbury designed and built the performance space.