1st Sep 2023 , 6:30pm - 7:30pm - The Recreational, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1DG

Price : free

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Two dancers are laying down on a rocking board, looking at each other. The board is tilted diagonally. The dancers are lit with a green light, contrasting with the background, where sound reactive visuals are projected on three screens and reflected on a mirror.

Nua Dance’s interactive film for BBC Arts and Dance Passion, commissioned by One Dance UK, The Place and Dance East, has paved the way for this immersive performance of NOISE for Deaf and hearing audiences. Prepare to question and explore your understanding of noise through vibrating soundscapes and sound reactive visuals. Follow the dancers on a captivating journey, inspired by their personal experiences of navigating communication challenges in a society bound by ableism and heteronormativity. Brace yourself for a mind-altering experience of self-discovery, leaving you energised and awakened. Choose your own path and immerse yourself in this vibrant, transformative performance.

“Watching Noise was a multi-sensory experience. As a Deaf person, it was rewarding to see and feel the echo of the deaf experience, via the deaf dancer Chris Fonseca and deaf video projection designer Ben Glover, as well as the experience of the others. Yes dance is visual, but sometimes there is a disconnection to experience the music fully and what music represents. This show fulfils that by the clever use of lighting, projection and vibrancy. I felt drawn into the visual chao and pushed away at the same time. This is what Noise is all about for me – not being defined by sound alone but your other senses too.”

Stephen Collins

What will you experience?

This is an immersive dance performance with no seats, where you can move freely through the space. There will be projections on hanging screens, reflected by hanging mirrors. There will also be a rocking board for the dancers to use in the performance. Three dancers will move around the whole of the space. At the end of the performance all the audiences will be gathered in the middle of the space and encouraged to dance together as lights dim out.

Ticket information

Your ticket will also give you access to TransHuman Embodiment and Beyond by Rachel Gadsden & Freddie Meyers, which is taking place in the Foyer 7.30pm – 8pm. So please stay and experience this performance too!

A poster of TransHuman Embodiment and Beyond performance, with a photo in the middle, of artist and performer Rachel Gadsden wearing black, a leather corset and pannier skirt with syringes attached, painting an image of an abstract body, with a music score by Freddie Meyers woven through the photo.

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Access information

Important access information: Everyone is welcome to this performance. Guide Dogs will be looked after by our volunteers in a separate area due to the artist having a severe, life-threatening allergy to all dogs.

If you would like to attend this performance with your Guide Dog please contact to discuss how we can facilitate this safely.

Easy Read information for ‘NOISE’ by Nua Dance –

For this event, the following access provision will be available:

  • Integrated access for Deaf audience 
  • Pre-recorded audio description for before the show
  • A touch-tour before the show
  • Content warnings: Low lighting and projections. Loud and at times uncomfortable noise
  • This is a relaxed event
  • Step-free access throughout 
  • Accessible toilets closeby 
  • A Wellbeing Hub and breakout space is available within the venue
  • Easy-read information pack

Audio Describers will be available across the festival to support with guiding, touch tours and describing on an on-demand basis. To book time with a describer for this event, email:

Please note: some access resources such as; easy read information and pre-recorded audio description will be available across the festival via QR codes. We recommend bringing your smartphone and a pair of earphones if you would like to access these resources.

Content warning

Low lighting and projections, Loud and at times uncomfortable noise.

About the artists

Neus Gil Cortes is a choreographer and dramaturg with over 15 years of experience. She performed with renowned companies like Hofesh Shechter Company, National Dance Company Wales, and Dance Works Rotterdam. Neus began choreographing in 2009, supported by Dansateliers Rotterdam. Her works have been presented in the Netherlands, UK, USA (NY and LA), Italy and Spain, supported by The Place, Dance East and Arts Council England amongst others. Recent creations include NOISE film for BBC Arts and QUIMERA with Nua Dance, as well as film and performance commissions for National Centre for Circus Arts. Additionally, she holds a BA in Art History and BSL training Level 2.

Show credits

  • Choreographer and artistic director: Neus Gil Cortés
  • Piece devised and choreographed in collaboration with the dancers:
  • Jayden Reid
  • Jem Bentham
  • Tommaso Petrolo
  • Video designer: Ben Glover
  • Sound designer: Mike Winship
  • Introduction music: Vedro con mio diletto, Il Giustino, Vivaldi.       
  • Performed by Marnie Laird (piano) and Cicely Parnas  (cello)        
  • Courtesy of Brooklyn Classical 
  • Access consultant and sound description: Ruth Montgomery
  • Light designer: Joshie Harriette
  • Assistant light designer: Matt Carnazza
  • Set designer: Patricio Forrester
  • Costume designer: Emily May- Sions, Neus Gil Cortes
  • Technical director: Michael Picknett
  • Producer: Treacle Holasz
  • Communications Consultant: Robert James
  • Photographer and graphic designer: Rocio Chacon
  • Commissioned by 
  • Dance Passion- BBC Arts and One Dance UK
  • The Place
  • Dance East

Funded by: Arts Council England

Sponsored by  Alacran Group

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