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BIG Dance in South East London

Greenwich Dance (gDA) has been chosen as one of five organisations across London to be a hub for The Big Dance alongside East London Dance, English National Ballet,Sadler’s Wells and Siobhan Davies Dance Studios.

Big Dance is a biennial pan-London celebration of dance and dancing which takes place over nine days in July and involves a range of dance events in unusual places throughout the city such as shops, parks, galleries and museums. The event will showcase the diversity of dance styles and cultural attractions across the capital. gDA’s role will be to lead and co-ordinate the dance activities throughout the Boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham.

Greenwich Dance will work closely with partners across the Thames Gateway and will work particularly closely with colleagues at Laban who are seen as key collaborators in the delivery of the programme for South-East London. In addition to the regional brief, gDA will also feed into pan-London projects, which will include a varied menu of participatory and performance events acrossthe city. Greenwich Dance is particularly keen to ensure that Big Dance 2010 will also include professional development opportunities and a commissioning programme for young choreographers.

Big Dance is funded by the Legacy Trust UK and delivered in partnership by the Greater London Authority and Arts Council England. It is one of the keynote projects in the run up to the Olympic & Paralympic Games in 2012.

“We are really looking forward to building relationships in our neighbouring boroughs, forging new partnerships and most of all getting more and more people involved in andenjoying the creative and physical world of dance…..” Director of Greenwich Dance Brendan Keaney on Big Dance.