Music to Move to

Clod Ensemble and Nu Civilisation Orchestra 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady' Performance Image

We are delighted to announce Music to Move to, our weekend takeover of the Greenwich Peninsula Summer Sessions on 5th/6th August.

Join us for a weekend of dance classes, a film screening, a listening party and a concert. All of this activity will happen at and around our home in London’s Design District.


Greenwich Peninsula Summer Sessions



Dance Workshops
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August, both days 14.00

Take the opportunity to move, dance and express yourself in the welcoming environment of our Skylight Studio. Workshops will be suitable for all levels of experience and will draw on different dance and music styles. The Saturday workshop is for adults only (16+) while all ages are welcome on Sunday.

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Film Screening
Saturday 5th August, 16.00

Our 2022 film The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady features world class dancers moving in response to the seminal 1963 album of the same name from musical pioneer Charles Mingus, unlocking a new way of listening to this wildly sensual and rhythmically explosive record. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady will be shown for free on the Summer Sessions stage.

Listening Party at Clod Ensemble Studios
Saturday 5th August, 18.00

Join us as we trace sonic paths out from Mingus’ compositions to discuss all sorts of aural innovators. This listening party is an opportunity for music lovers of all stripes to hear a unique take on Mingus’ legacy and situate his groundbreaking work in a lineage that runs right up to the present day.

Music to Move to
Sunday 6th August, 15.30 and 17.00

A special performance of new music commissions on the theme of ‘Music to Move to’. Bassist, bandleader and co-founder of Tomorrow’s Warriors Gary Crosby OBE leads his Septet for this live performance of new works by both Peter Edwards and our co-Artistic Director Paul Clark.


View the full programme and book your tickets here.

Image credit Jamie MacMillan