ILLEGAL DANCE – Avant Garde Dance Company



Thursday 20 January 2022

1:30pm Schools, Colleges & Universities

7:30pm Open to all

“Blew my mind… dancers are incredible, so much energy, amazing skill and dexterity, just blown away by it, so good!” Audience Feedback

Walsall Arena and Arts Centre

Under the Artistic Direction of Tony Adigun, Avant Garde Dance Company is at the forefront of London’s vibrant hip hop/contemporary dance scene. Illegal Dance is their latest offering exploring a future where artistic expression is forbidden by oppressive regimes around the world.

Every place has a story and Walsall Arena’s narrow corridors and stairwells invite you to discover the secrets of Illegal Dance. Come and fully immerse your senses as you follow the breadcrumb trail guiding you through a carefully curated selection of mini performances enhanced by lighting, sound and visuals, creating a stunning living installation. The immersive experience lasts 30 minutes, after which you’ll enter the main auditorium to enjoy the rest of the evening, which features live performance and a screening of the short film, The Rule of Seven.

Combining dynamic contemporary choreography with innovative technical stagecraft Illegal Dance portrays the tensions in a society that pits order against chaos, security against freedom, and individualism against collective will. Illegal Dance uses a synaesthetic blend of movement, music and design to pull at tangled narrative threads, explore complex character relationships, and expose fragile morality.

Illegal Dance is not to be missed.  Limited tickets are available for this exclusive experience so book now!

To book your tickets for just £7.00 call Walsall Arena & Arts Centre Box Office on: 0300 555 2898 (Open Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm)

Or Book Online 24 hours a day

For every 10 tickets purchased get 1 FREE

Group Bookings for 10 tickets or more tickets can be purchased by emailing 


Due to the immersive nature of the performance and the need to move around the building please let us know if you have access needs. Likewise, due to the layout of the additional spaces within Walsall Arena there are limited wheelchair spaces available. Please contact us to discuss all your access needs and book your tickets by emailing:

Due to recent changes to Covid Restrictions all audience members must wear a mask, unless exempt. There will be regular hand sanitising stations and the audience will be in small groups during the immersive promenade before being spaced out in a socially distanced manner in Auditorium A3.

Each show will begin promptly at the advertised start time. We ask all guests to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of their booked show time.

Participation Options

Workshops | Tue 11 – Fri  14 &
Tue 18 – Wed 19 Jan 2022

One day workshops are available with the company for up to 25 students.

Total Cost £175


To find out more about future shows and participatory opportunities please email Maggie:

BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG