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Dancing Voices and Big Dance screening

Posted on July 11, 2012

If you happen to free this afternoon or evening, Wednesday, July 11, then there are dance treats on offer at London’s Southbank Centre. Dance Today readers might be particularly interested in the screening of cult classic Strictly Ballroom (see below for details).

At 3pm, at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, see Dancing Voices, where 200 people over the age of 60 from across London come together for an uplifting performance led by East London Dance and Southbank Centre’s Voicelab. 

The programme takes a journey through varied styles of music and dance from the 1940s to the 2000s and beyond, exploring change and continuity from the 1948 London Olympics to this year’s London 2012 Olympics. A social dance follows in the Front Room at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. 

At 8pm, on Southbank Centre’s Festival Riverside Level 1, there’s the chance to discover dance on the inflatable screen at this free, one-off, late-night double feature. 

Big Dance Shorts for Channel 4, in association with BAFTA, offer an opportunity to join filmmakers and choreographers for this exclusive screening of five specially commissioned short films bringing together exciting dance and film talent as part of the Big Dance Pop Up Cinema Tour. 

Kicking off with warm-up activity from 8pm, the screening begins at 9.30pm and is followed by Baz Luhrmann’s much loved dance movie Strictly Ballroom

Altogether now: “I have to help Wayne with his bogo pogo.”

 

 

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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