…And it’s all free!

Dancin’ Oxford continues in a festival mood this summer with two great dance events.  The first, GLOBAL DANCE STAGE takes place during the Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 2nd July and DANCIN’ ON THE GREEN on Saturday 15th July in Gloucester Green.

Claire Thompson, Founder of Dancin’ Oxford said, ‘Here at Dancin’ Oxford we love our summer festivals.  And this year’s Dancin’ on the Green will be very special indeed.  We are lucky to have seven great companies performing but programming James Wilton’s show is a coupe for all those who were unluckily in getting tickets to see his sell-put show in March.’

Global Dance Stage

Cowley Road Carnival on Sunday 2 July, 12pm – 5pm is FREE

The popular Global Dance Stage at Manzil Gardens, showcasing the huge variety of great dance Oxford has to offer from Street Dance to Bollywood, African to Tribal Belly Dance, is perfect for all ages. Presented by Dancin’ Oxford and Oxford Playhouse

Dancin' on the Green

Gloucester Green on Saturday 15th July, 12.15pm -4pm is FREE

The large dance stage in Gloucester Green will be the major attraction in Oxford City Centre on 15th July. The event is not ticketed so people can pop along whenever they like and stay for as long as they want.  In addition to the performances Gloucester Green will be bordered with stalls featuring food from around the globe. It’s going to be fun for everyone, and best of all its free!

In addition to the four professional groups below, the best Urban Oxford Dance crews will be performing, including Beat Street and Step2Dance plus the Grannies return on their trolleys entertaining where ever they go.

James Wilton Dance - Leviathon

A 25 minute performance of the sell-out show seen at Pegasus in February, Leviathan will leave audiences gasping for air watching the sheer ferocity of the dancers’ movement. A cast of 7 will blend athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work to a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul!  This is one dance performances that people will not forget.

Company Chameleon - Push

Athletic yet sensitive, Push is a beautiful yet powerful and engaging male duet, which looks at the different stances we take as relate to one another. The piece looks at how we push to exert dominance and control, and at other times choose to submit and step back.

Choreographed by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, aka Company Chameleon.

Co-commissioned by Without Walls and Dance Initiative Greater Manchester

Sole Rebel Tap – Spatterdash

Spatterdash An energetic and colourful tap show to an electro-swing soundtrack created especially by The Chicken Brothers.  

Sole Rebel Tap’s glamorous dancers tear up the stage with spats, fishnets and tailed jackets dancing to well-known music, creating an uplifting and popular show which will appeal to all ages.

C-12 Dance Theatre - Secret Encounters

C-12 Dance Theatre return to Oxford with a series of short dance pieces, choreographed by exciting, diverse and award winning choreographers that will pop up unexpectedly. Inspired by “First encounters that last forever”, the pieces will transform outdoor spaces into a live performance for a brief moment. The times will be secret, the locations will be secret so no-one will be prepared for a performance.

And ODF presents...

Old Fire Station on Saturday 15 July at 7.30pm

This eclectic, exciting and mesmerising evening of new works (in-progress) features 5 dance makers from Oxfordshire Ana Barbour, Lunas Dance Project, My Johansson, Paulette Mae and Smidgen Dance Company.  Dance, movement, music and storytelling will feature in the work of Ana Barbour, developed with the support of Oxford Dance Forum.

Tickets: £7, discounts £6 from www.oldfirestation.org.uk & 01865 263 990

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