Dance 'Flash Mob' event in Market SquareTagged as: culture dance local_communities
Neighbourhoods: market nottingham square
Saturday 16th March 2013,
A dance event as part of 'Nottdance Festival 2013' was held on Saturday afternoon in the Market Square, Nottingham.
Onlookers look on a bit bemused as the participants danced, completly silently, since they were all listening to the same music over radio headphones.
DANCE SO YOU THINK YOU CAN is a discussion project created by choreographer Matthias Sperling for Nottdance Festival 2013, taking place from March 7-17 in public spaces around Nottingham and online. The project uses text, social media and t-shirts worn by volunteers who are up for a chat, to provoke conversations about what dance is and about the relationship between dancing and thinking.
"Dance can be anything we want it to be - so what do we want it to be and why does it matter? Dance embodies how we choose to relate to ourselves and to each other, so I say that when we limit dance, we limit ourselves.
TV shows like Strictly and So You Think You Can Dance play a part in shaping our ideas of what dance is - this project invites you to expand your own dance-shaped ideas to include any activity that un-limits us.
What if dance is any activity that makes you feel ready for anything? I warmly invite you to join this space for discussion about what that means to you.
What's your DANCE SO YOU THINK YOU CAN?"
— Matthias Sperling
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
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