Experience the sound of break-through music artists like you never have before.

Breaking conventions of contemporary dance, SAY are bringing the infectious energy of music gigs to the dance world. In an explosive mix of everything that inspires them, the album is a fusion of great music, personal stories, and collaborations with a range of exciting new artists. the album features fast-paced and slick dance routines to incredible music tracks from artists including UK beatbox champion MC Zani; the unapologetic and raw Juliana Yazbeck; stunning spoken-word artist Holly Williams; South Africa’s hottest new duo Tina Redmxn & L Tune ‘Chillin’ and more. This is where music gigs and dance collide, leaving you feeling hyped-up and inspired.

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Listen to the sounds than inspired the album:

the album features music by

Tina Redmxn & L Tune ‘Chillin’ – Fruits
Juliana Yazbeck – Baal
Naomi Banks – Hearts
Holly Williams – Let the Rain Pour
Dreya Mac – Sativa
MC Zani – Say What
ESKA – Heroes & Villains
Ezra Collective – More Than a Hustler

Special guest at DanceEast: Ayo (Follow on Instagram: @ayodaartist)
Special guest at The Lowry: p1caps (Follow on Instagram: @p1caps)
Special guest at Creative Folkestone: Malaki (Follow on Instagram: @calibur.malaki)
Special guest at Stephen Joseph Theatre: Bradders98 (Follow on Instagram: @braddersss98)
Special guests at The Place: Ayo (Follow on Instagram: @ayodaartist) and MC Zani (Follow on Instagram: @mc_zani)

Cast and Creatives

Created and Performed bySarah Golding and Yukiko Masui

Lighting Designer: Joshua Harriette
Lighting Designer Associate: Jo Palmer
Production Manager: Stella Kailides
Technical Stage Manager: Chris Burr
Sound Designer and Additional Composition:
John Patrick Elliot
Projection Design:
Ben Moon
Lowri Jenkins
Creative Collaborator:
Koko Brown
Movement Consultant:
Cathy Waller

Trailer and ‘Sativa’ video: Cher Nicolette
‘Let The Rain Pour’ video: Omari Carter
Main Image: Dami Vaughan
Production Images: Daniel Phung
Behind The Scenes Images: Henry Curtis

the album is co-produced by The Place. Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast. Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.



SAY was born from Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui’s ambition to rediscover the creativity that can get lost through formal training and to challenge the elitism sometimes associated with contemporary dance.

Working closely with new music, artists and musicians, live beatboxing and percussion, SAY's ambition is to recreate the exciting atmosphere found at music gigs and reach new audiences by setting contemporary dance to underground music.

Sarah Golding | Choreographer and Performer

Sarah Golding trained at Trinity Laban and received a BA and MA in dance performance (Transitions Dance Company). Once graduated she became a dancer with Lîla Dance in 2014 where she toured nationally and rurally. She has performed for theatre companies and choreographers including the Royal Court (The Internet Is Serious Business), Bang Bang Bang group, Darcy Wallace, Quang Kien Van, Cathy Waller, Adam Russell. She can be seen in music video’s; Hope Tala’s Cherries, Anteros Bonnie and Anushqa Something In Common. Sarah has most recently performed in the West End and with the world touring cast of STOMP.

Sarah's contemporary choreographic credits include Balletboyz (the intro.) which is currently featuring in their upcoming Deluxe tour; mapdance 21 (STATE), Blood and Belief (U.Mi-1 London Fashion week 21); TRANSIT-20 (Dance film dance film collaboration with South African dancers) and Trinity Laban (conversations with x).

Sarah was recently nominated for a British Black Theatre Award for her movement direction for the West End’s Cruise in May 21 (Duchess Theatre). Her theatre choreographic credits also include Little Women (Park Theatre), Candide (Mountview), Primetime (Royal Court). Sarah will be choreographing the upcoming workshop and production of the new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde (produced by Lambert Jackson Productions).

Sarah regularly choreographs for various CAT programmes including DanceEast, TrinityLaban and The Place. She also teaches her dynamic and rhythmical class to professionals and companies including Stopgap, NDCWales, Lîla Dance and Balletboyz. She also teaches at various universities and colleges including London Studio Centre, Laban, Belgrade Dance Institute and is a resident choreographer at Miskin Theatre.

Yukiko Masui | Choreographer and Performer

Yukiko Masui started her dance training in hip-hop and ballroom latin in Tokyo. In 2008, she moved to London to study contemporary dance and joined Transitions Dance Company at Trinity Laban as a part of MA course. Since the graduation, she has been working internationally with companies and choreographers such as Agudo Dance, Art of Spectra (SE), Cathy Waller, Corey Baker, Norrdans (SE), Rhiannon Faith, Rosie Kay, Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance), TRIBE and more.

As a rehearsal director , she has worked for Agudo Dance Company, reviving of A Thousand Shepherds in Cape Town with Cape Dance Company as well as Burgos University in Spain. She has also assisted Hakeem Onibudo from Impact Dance on Live Vive in Caracas with British Council and Sadler’s Wells in London.

Her choreographic credit includes Norrdans, The Place, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Impact Dance & Ballet Boyz (R&D). Her own works were commissioned by and toured to The Place, DanceXchange, Riley Theatre, Norrlands Opera and beyond. She has also choreographed musicals and theatre productions such as A Little Night Music (Story House), Miss Julie (Southwark Playhouse), Guy the new musical (Bunker Theatre) and Urine Town (London College of Music)

She delivers professional dance classes based on hip-hop foundation and floorwork to institutions and companies such as Rambert, The Place, Birmingham Dance Network, London Studio Centre, StopGap, Norrdans, Ballet Boyz, Burgos Conservatoire and more.

Yukiko is a recipient of a Choreography award from DanceXchange. She is currently an associate artist at The Place and selected for the mentoring programme by Akram Khan Company supported by Sky Arts.

The Place

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for 50 years. In a changing landscape, our vision for the future remains steadfast: We are powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating a dance ecosystem unlike any other in the world, with optimal conditions for dance artists and enthusiasts to realise their full potential. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, an extensive theatre and artist development programme, education projects, a range of classes and courses and a nationwide touring model. As a pioneering dance organisation, we are committed to creating no-barriers access to exciting dance experiences and opportunities for everybody, offering a diverse and dynamic theatre programme for audiences, empowering artists and dance makers and giving young people access to the highest quality opportunities to touch their lives with dance.