Feature: Big Dance 2010 round up

Friday 30 July 2010

Dancing StageClore Ballroom, Southbank CentreFriday 8 JulyPhoto: Rachel Fraser Steele It was quite a week! Over 800 Big Dance related performances and events took place in London between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 11th July – ranging from West End shows to classes in community spaces across London.

There were also many unique works especially created for Big Dance and our team of contributors were out and about to report back on a selection of them.

Here’s the tip of the iceberg of dancing activity in Big Dance Week 2010…

Photo: 150 older dancers, their friends & family packed out the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre on Friday 8 July for Dancing Stage. Credit: Rachel Fraser Steele. **

Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint for Somerset House Courtyard *3 – 6 July * *Libby Costello reviews

*Big Dance launch at the London Palladium with dance captains from West End shows and the Mayor of London. *
3 July News report

Bolero Remixed
100 local dancers and New London Orchestra performed in Canary Wharf as part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival’s Dancing City, and in association with East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World.
3 July
“Photo Gallery”:

Slow Dancing
David Michalek’s huge installation for Trafalgar Square of dancers in slow motion.
6 – 8 July. Graham Watts reviews

David Waring’s site specific works for the O2 Arena & the streets of Greenwich.
6 – 8 July. *Lise Smith did a little street dancing & reports here

Dancing on Parliament
8 July *The Big Dance bus stops on Horse Guards Parade to show our elected
representatives what it’s all about. 8 Jul*y *“News report”: & Gail Brown’s feature

Record breaking Tea Dance in Traflagar Square
8 July
“News report”:

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s community work for Cecil Sharp House -the home of the English Folk Song & Dance Society.
7 & 8 July. Sam Gauntlett reviews

Big World Dance ***Hundreds of people danced Luca Silvestrini’s routine on the hottest day of the
year so far in Trafalgar Square.*
10 July
“ News report”: *& Sam Gauntlett took part for us – read her report

Step Live
11 July
- a showcase of the The Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance programme at Sadler’s Wells
“Libby Costello reviews”:

And from our “Youth Dance”: pages:

Big Maritime Dance. *Greenwich
Dance, The National
Maritime Museum
and six local schools.* **“Katie Eynon reports”:/content.asp?CategoryID=3691&ArticleID=33177

_*Over Under
Through.* _** *Siobhan Davies Dance present work created with
four primary schools in Borough Market*
“Sarah Smith reports”:**

at Eastbury Manor House. *East London Dance present
a site specific work by Bettina Strickler with GCSE dance students*
“Sam Gauntlett reports”:

Dance in the Baylis*

  • - an evening of film & live work created in and around
    the North London hub, Sadler’s Wells*_*.* _**

“Louise Jardine reports”:**

London Youth Dance Day at The Scoop
- celebrates its fifth birthday!
“Lise Smith reports”:

*Dear Lido* ** *site-specific work at Tooting Bec
“photo gallery”:

Physical Ballet

  • -
    ballet meets parkour with English National Ballet*

“Victoria Hill reports”:*_*_

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