‘The Dance WE Made’ Hits London

Posted by Chris Kilby on Tue 05 Jun 2012 at 21:33

20 Days. 20 Dances. 20 Locations.

The Dance WE Made

The Dance WE Made is a unique interactive pop-up dance project taking place across London throughout June and July, as part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s Big Dance programme. Staged at 20 iconic London landmarks over a 20 day period, the project invites members of the public to devise original choreography in collaboration with professional dancer and choreographer Tim Casson.

At each location four to eight people will have the chance to work with Tim over an hour period, resulting in the creation of a unique two minute dance piece. No previous dance or choreography experience is needed to take part! The newly created dances are then performed by Tim Casson in each location, filmed, and posted online, accessible via www.thedancewemade.co.uk.

Eventually all of the two minute dance segments will be combined to create a single dance solo for Casson, which will set a new world record for the largest number of choreographers contributing to a single dance work.

Check out the video from the first of these sessions below:

 

The Dance WE Made - Day 1 - Westfield Stratford City from The Dance WE Made on Vimeo.

 

The Dance WE Made London Tour dates – full tour schedule to be announced:

3 Jun 2012 New River Festival – Enfield
11 Jun 2012 Spitalfields Market 
13 Jun 2012 Exmouth Market
14 Jun 2012 Brixton Village 
20 Jun 2012 Peter's Hill for The Millennium Bridge
21 Jun 2012 Barbican Lakeside Terrace
27 Jun 2012 Camden Market
8 Jul 2012 The Scoop 
10 Jul 2012 Covent Garden Piazza

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