Make a move for Big Dance 2014

5 July 2014 to 13 July 2014

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From 5- 13 July, London’s shopping malls and town centres, parks, libraries, stations, cinemas and museums came alive with all manner of kinetic dance events. 

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: "London is one of the world’s greatest centres for dance, with enormous creative talent to be found here. But Big Dance is also about getting more active, or simply having fun – and it's a brilliant way to bring people together."

Boris and Darcee Bushal at Big Dance

FREE events across the capital

Inspiring dance events happened across London including the travelling Big Dance Bus, the Pop Up Cinema and The A-Z of Big Dance workshops in a range of locations. The Big Dance Weekend was the finale of the festival with 48 hours of commissions by amazing choreographers England-wide.
 
The action was led by the capital’s five Big Dance Hubs: East London Dance, English National Ballet, Greenwich Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Siobhan Davies Dance.
 
Remember, dance is for everyone, so whatever your style, experience, age or ability, visit the Bus and keep dancing until the next  Big Dance festival in 2016.
 

Big Commonwealth Dance

Big Commonwealth Dance at Trafalgar Square

The Big Commonwealth Dance: Beats for Peace was led by internationally renowned choreographer Rafael Bonachela and took place on Saturday 12 July/Sunday 13 July marking the equinox of The Big Dance Weekend: 48 hours of exceptional dance performance and participation events across England.

This major dance film commission linked dancers in Trafalgar Square, Glasgow City Centre and outside the Sydney Opera House which through live linkup connected three international cities – London, Glasgow and Sydney and the film by Leopard Films shows how unique the experience was.

The Big Commonwealth Dance: Beats for Peace is produced by the Mayor of London, Sydney Dance Company and Get Scotland Dancing as part of Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. Also supported by Australia Council, the City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House and Ausdance NSW.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
Nearest underground station is Charing Cross or Embankment. Waterloo station is 5 mins away by public transport or 15 mins walk. Victoria Station 10 mins and 45 mins from both Gatwick & Heathrow
Westminster
London
WC2N 5DS
United Kingdom