Big Dance South East England - 2010 & 2012
"Dancing in public places means the general public get to see it up close and personal.... In high streets, parks, shopping centres, sea fronts, schools, fields, stadiums, museums, libraries, squares etc.... People get to understand it is not just for the professionals and those that 'know what to do already'. Watching dance can fascinate, enchant, mesmerise and inspire people - it can change peoples’ focus and add purpose and intent to one’s life. It's about celebration, life and vitality.... Dancing makes people happy, it keeps people well and it unites communities. That is what Big Dance does."
Big Dance South East England Hub Partner
South East Dance led Big Dance South East England 2010. It was a tremendously successful project that characterised the way in which South East Dance works across the region to initiate local dance opportunities. 12,000 people in dance activity through Big Dance South East England 2010 including 84 artists and 1,862 online audience members with a total of 244 performances and workshops taking place between June and July 2010.
In 2012 South East Dance led Big Dance South East England again. We produced dance activity in Brighton and Kent, along with coordinating partners across the whole of the region to deliver dance activity in their local areas. . Big Dance 2012 South East England engaged live audiences of almost 2,400 as well as an online audience of more than 5,000. 350 artists and active participants where involved over the course of the week.
Image, Big Dance South East England 2010 © Elaine Mayson (above) Big Dance South East England 2012 © Rick Senley (below)