Up My Street The Festival!

News | 05 August 2020

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Up My Street the Festival is coming to a digital and physical space near you throughout this autumn!

As part of Royal Greenwich Festivals, Up My Street The Festival will be bringing you a takeaway performance that can be delivered directly to your door, a chance to make your own dance film, creative online performances from Lotus Youth Dance Company and loads more exciting content on our blog designed to celebrate dancing communities of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

to be involved you can….

Make your own dance film!
August brings with it an opportunity for YOU to make your own dance-for-camera performance! We are offering a package of support to include mentoring with one of our 4 Up My Street Online choreographers and a professional editor to help you storyboard your idea to get the shots you need to tell you story. Your raw footage will then be edited professionally, to your brief, to create your very own dance film which we will give to you for your own use as well as broadcasting it on our Digital Stage. To get started check out the creative tasks offered by our 4 Up My Street Choreographers, pick one to start you off and then let your imagination go wild!

Look out for our #MeBeingMe film series by Lotus Youth Dance Company.
Over the summer we will be sharing the work of the immensely talented young people who make up Lotus Youth Dance Company on social media and on our Digital Stage. During lockdown the company have been using dance to express themselves and connect with each other through a project called #MeBeingMe. Given the brief to film themselves exploring their immediate outdoors through dance, the results are a stunning portfolio of unique dance-for-camera created, edited and performed by young people under 18.

Follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a film!

Take a Dance Class!
Sign up for one of our Taste of Summer online classes or check out our exciting programme of dance classes for all ages including parents and babies, tea dancers, toddlers, yougn people, adults and Over 55’s coming to you this Autumn. Booking opening soon!

Connect a Friend
Support a friend or neighbour at risk of isolation and loneliness by linking them up with our network of dance support. Tell them about our classes….they might never have considered a dance class online and might benefit from the human interaction? Perhaps they need your help downloading Zoom? They might need guidance through the booking process or maybe they would like use of your tablet for the hour of the class, or to jump on your wifi?

Lets tackle loneliness through dance together…

Ragtime to Grime Takeaway Tour
For two weeks only this October we are creating our very special pop-up dance takeaway. Ragtime to Grime – The Takeaway Tour is designed to be delivered to your door and performed at the end of your path in a physically distanced spectacular. Drawing from Grounded Movement’s new work Ragtime to Grime, this bite-sized performance explores the historical influences on hip hop and jazz through dazzling dance and cutting-edge rap music performed live.

Booking open!

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