They Dance in the Dark with RENU (Renu Hossain)

Join percussionist, tabla player, composer, producerand curator RENU (Renu Hossain) for a live performance of 'They Dance in the Dark', their critically acclaimed 2017 album. Co-facilitated by OSE Associate Jas Dhillon, who will be hosting Q&A with RENU after the performance.

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Wednesday 29 May 2024, 5.45

Wednesday 29 May 2024, 5.45 - 8.00pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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Produced at RENU’s Holykuti Studios in London and Berlin, They Dance in the Dark features vocalists from Beirut, Ireland, Iraq, Pakistan, UK, Bangladesh etc. They Dance in the Dark has grown into an ever expanding set showcasing RENU’s latest Electronica creations.

When performed live, RENU uses visual projections to form a chamber that encases the unique, live percussive, and electronic sound; creating a world, a cocoon, a womb ready to envelope the audience into the world of RENU’s They Dance in the Dark.

Imagine a party, where Gary Numan is married to The Orb, who is slow dancing with Massive Attack, while Oum Kalthoum French kisses Prince and finally, Daphne Oram is mixing the drinks. THEY DANCE IN THE DARK largely references 80’s & 90’s electronic dance music. The height of hooky, dark electronic anthems with an underlying postcolonial narrative.

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About RENU (Renu Hossain)

RENU (Renu Hossain) is a London-born, Bengali heritage, Berlin, London-based interdisciplinary artist.

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