Dance Village 2016

Dance Village 2016

It’s with huge pleasure that we announce the line up for this year’s Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival on 16 & 17 July.

Continuing our aim to present diverse dance for todays audiences, our programme presents an array of ages, genres and physical abilities, reflecting the types of dance and dancers being made today. Alongside our line up of stellar visiting artists and some of the best of Bristol’s professional, community and youth talent, we’re excited to share this year’s new co-commissions; ‘Ride’ from Zoie Logic Dance and ‘Lance Moi En L’air’ by Joli Vyann.
This year’s programme has a special focus on ‘Moving Bristol’ in strands designed with, for and around our city:

  • Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance will be in residence for the week leading up the festival, working with local apprentices and community based dance groups to present a version of (In)visible dancing created on our streets. Performances will emerge daily at Cascade Steps, culminating in a spectacular finale on Saturday with local participants and live music.
  • Leading interactive artist Tim Casson will be here on Sunday and he needs you to help create a dance for Bristol with ‘The Dance WE Made’. Each newly created dance will be performed by the TDWM Team on location, filmed and uploaded to YouTube. It’s the show where everyone is a choreographer, no experience required! Grab the team around Arnolfini and Queens Square and ‘Let’s make a dance’.
  • We’re also reprising our popular Funk the Quay Battles, with  extended open battle rounds at the Participation Area on Sunday ahead on the finals on stage. Curated by our young artists Kieran Warner and Tyler Attwood (“Jam!’ & Team MSB).

View 2016’s Programme on our website here.
View and download the programme PDF here.

We extend a warm welcome and big thanks to new supporting partners for this year, Arnolfini, The Island and Trinity, who have supported our work with Protein Dance (in)visible dancing and Casson and Friends ‘The Dance We Made’.Dance is better together! With continued thanks to our regular funder and partners, Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Bristol Harbour Festival, Theatre Bristol and Pavilion Dance South West.