We're excited to present films that celebrate young dancers.
Join us online on Thu 1 Apr from 7pm (GMT) to watch the premiere of three dance films featuring young people (aged 11-19 years).
After the premieres, the films will be available to watch online until Mon 5 Apr.
We'd like to thank everyone involved, especially the young dancers who have inspired us and demonstrated the power of dance in connecting us at a time when it mattered most.
We hope you enjoy the films!
K-Pop Together! - Various Dancers
As part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 | Online Edition in partnership with The Place, we invited young people aged between 12-19 years old to participate in a free online K-Pop dance workshop with choreographer Joong-Ha Park. Joong-Ha taught participants key principles of K-Pop choreography as well as a dance phrase from K-Pop girl band sensation LUNARSOLAR's music video for their hit single OH YA YA YA!.
We encouraged participants to send in videos of themselves doing the LUNARSOLAR moves as well as their own choreography. We were delighted to receive so many wonderful submissions, which we used to create K-Pop Together! a dance film accompanied by LUNARSOLAR's OH YA YA YA!.
Are We Still Doing This? - Shuffle Youth Dance Company
Shuffle is The Place's youth dance company for young people aged 9-14 years. The company is led by artistic director Ihsaan De Banya, who works collaboratively with the group to create new dance pieces that are performed throughout the year. Click HERE to find out more about Shuffle.
Can You See What I Feel? - Shift Youth Dance Company
Shift’s dance film was inspired by the question Can you see what I feel?. The dancers explored movement relating to words describing the feeling and played with how these feelings are witnessed through the screen. This film is a digital documentation of those embodied emotions, thoughts, and sensations.
Shift is The Place's youth dance company for young people aged 14-19 years. The company is led by rehearsal director Lucy Evans, who supports the group throughout their own choreographic project, in working with external artists and choreographers, and in rehearsing work ready for performances. Click HERE to find out more about Shift.