Did you catch Close To Home: The Mass Dance Event a few weeks ago?
On 22 and 23 October, hundreds of dancers, of all ages, came together for an inspiring performance. Close to Home: The Mass Dance Event weaved together real-life stories of migration, community, activism and history through movement and music.
It was a privilege to have 70 undergraduate dance students participate in the core group of performers. A small group of performers from our local older adults groups, Boundless and Voices in Motion participated too.
Mass Dance built upon the success Hope 4 Justice in the summer, the culmination of over a year-long engagement by TL’s Children and Young People and Public Engagement programmes which involved over 700 young people from 26 local schools in a music, dance and spoken word performance calling for action on the climate emergency.
Mass Dance was directed by Alleyne Dance, presented by We Are Lewisham in partnership with Albany Deptford and IRIE! dance theatre in association with Dance Umbrella and Trinity Laban, as part of the London Borough of Culture 2022 programme. We are proud have been part of We Are Lewisham and look forward to developing further collaborations with leading artists and local young people in Lewisham.
Check out Alleyne Dance’s fantastic Instagram Stories, showcasing the build-up to the event and exciting performances over that weekend.