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What is contemporary dance in the 21st century? What are the rules and who dares to break them?

Transgression: Breaking the Rules is a weekend festival of dance in and around Hull, featuring performances and other events in unusual settings right in the heart of the city.

From Internationally renowned New Art Club creating their usual brand of mayhem in the council chamber at The Guildhall to Colette Sadler’s Notebook Series, where she creates a conversation with her laptop.

Families will enjoy We Are The Monsters set in a cardboard city inhabited by weird and wacky Monsters.

It’s all about dance – but not as you know it…


All listed events are ticketed (free and paid). Use the links provided below to book. We’re also offering a very limited number of Transgression: Breaking the Rules Weekend Passes which provides you with access to an incredible weekend of dance for just £20*.

Our Full Festival Programme

12 May 2017, 8pm | Bongo Bongo | £3 **

Workshop with Colette Sadler
13 May 2017, 10am | Hull College, Horncastle Building | £5 **

theMiddletonCorpus: Cloud
13 May 2017, 11am / 12.30pm / 2pm | St Mary’s Church | FREE **

New Art Club
13  May 2017, 12pm / 1.30pm / 3pm | The Guildhall | FREE **

Kitchen Table discussion with Jo Fong
13 May 2017, 2pm | Inter@ct Suite, Hull Truck Theatre | FREE

Panel Discussion
13 May 2017, 4pm | Hull Truck Studio | FREE **

Colette Sadler: Notebook Series
13 May 2017, 8pm | Humber Street Gallery | £5 **

13 May 2017, 9:15pm | Humber Street Gallery: Level 1 & 2 | £3 **

Film & Talk:Dancing with Strangers: From Calais To England
14 May 2017, 10.30am / 1pm | Humber Street Gallery | FREE **

Dancing with Strangers: from Calais to England
14 May 2017, 11am / 1.30pm | Humber Street Gallery | FREE **

We Are The Monsters
14 May 2017, 11.30am / 1.30pm | Central Library | £5 **


* Weekend Passes do not permit entry to Kitchen Table discussion with Jo Fong.
** Free entry with a Weekend Pass. Just turn up.



Curatorial Group: Keyna Paul, Tara McKeown, Jon Beney, Mark Pearce, Campbell Edinborough, Tamar Draper, Sarah Roe, Sian Myers, Fenella Ryan. Led by Wieke Eringa.

Supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

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