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Join DanceXchange in partnership with Arts Connect for an afternoon of exciting digital content from #DanceConnect20 participants and artists.

When: Sat 5th September 2020, 1:00pm
Where: Online
Ticket Info: FREE, booking required for classes
Duration: 300 Minutes
Suitable For: Suitable for all, classes for 16+

We are very excited to announce the celebrative culmination of our Dance Connect 2020 collaborative dance and digital project Saturday 5 September / 1-6pm.

Join us on a variety of social media platforms for #DanceConnect20 that include premiere screenings of work created through lockdown.

#DanceConnect20 is a dance and digital experiment exploring how we can collaborate remotely across borders and boundaries, using movement and phones. 11 professional dance leaders worked with 4 young leaders, 2 digital artists and over 60 young people from their homes to exchange dance styles and ideas, before inviting wider participation through a series of creative challenges.

Read more about #DanceConnect20 here.


1pm/ SHORT FILMS / Enjoy a selection of films as part of the #DanceConnect20 process. Films will be uploaded to the DX You Tube channel (catch up with the already released films now)

1.30pm / DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE / Join Orit Azaz for the World Premiere of The #DanceConnect20 Story, a brand-new documentary by film-maker and digital artist Wayne Stables. Film will premiered on the DX Facebook page.

2-3.30pm / FREE MOVEMENT JAM WORKSHOP / Join amazing dance leaders from across the West Midlands as they lead you through a unique collision of dance styles and practices hosted by our friends at Cultural Central.

Each dance leader will lead a 15-minute taster class in their dance vocabulary and share their experiences of working alongside young people to explore new fusion possibilities as part of #DanceConnect creative research. Join in all of them or pick and choose from your favourite styles.

Shaolin Kung Fu & Contemporary – Oliver Robert Russell
Street Dance – Faye Adams
Afro-Fusion – Christopher Radford
Contemporary – Jade Barton

Find out more or Sign up via Eventbrite.

WM Weekenders present #DanceConnect20 digital content as part of their ‘Our Firsts’ programme. Watch here

Follow us throughout the day via #DanceConnect20