Dancing in the Streets

Experience the world premiere of original dance works created for film and presented in person by choreographers Alice Ripoll, Omar Rajeh, Gregory Maqoma and Janice Parker


When the world paused, our relationship with the spaces around us changed. Confined to our homes, those brief excursions out into our surroundings provided a powerful and welcome sense of freedom and an opportunity to see things in a new light. You might have noticed your relationship with your city changing, developing, enriched by the new appreciation of truly looking, of taking stock of the world around you. This was a shared phenomenon, from people dancing in their driveways to singing from their balconies.

Dancing in the Streets is a series of filmic postcards from the streets of cities around the world. Four of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alice Ripoll from São Paulo, Omar Rajeh from Beirut, Gregory Maqoma from Soweto and Janice Parker from Edinburgh have created short films with their dancers, responding to the past year and reflecting on their relationship with their home cities.

Each live event takes place at Dance Base. See each event’s page for full details.



Supported by
Flure Grossart

Made possible through the PLACE programme

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