Dance City: A Playful Portion

Performed by The Collective / Choreographed by Patrick Ziza

Poster artwork: Two female dancers interlinked, with title THE COLLECTIVE A Playful Portion


Wednesday 3 August

Friday 5 August

Wednesday 10 August

Friday 12 August


A Playful Portion is a new dance work created by Patrick Ziza for The Collective, Dance City’s MA (Hons) Advanced Dance Performance company. 

This site-specific piece will be performed across four days at the Shipley Art Gallery.

Daily performance times: 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm



A Playful Portion delves into the simple concept of play, investigating the dynamics between the players and the impact it has on a group of individuals.

The dancers, working alongside Ziza, will employ a set of created rules drawn from their own childhood play, implementing instructions that govern the game to create a utopian environment.

Gallery visitors will share in the nuances of game making through combining aspects of props, music, text, sound, and movement.

Performed by The Collective / Choreographed by Patrick Ziza
Photo credit: Adam Goodwin