Dancin’ on the Green Oxford, the main summer event, is held on the large dance stage in Gloucester Green on Saturday 14 July.
This free dance afternoon is seated, though not ticketed, so people can pop along whenever they like and stay for as long as they want. In addition to the performances the square will be bordered with stalls featuring food from around the globe and plenty of picnic seating. There will be three professional companies plus two Zumba sessions with George Martini and several youth street dance companies from Oxford.
James Wilton Dance, the headline company from 2017, which left audiences breathless with its daring blend of dance styles. This year, in The Storm, audiences can expect Wilton’s trademark high energy physicality, drawing influence from martial arts, break dance, capoeira, acrobatics and even circus to create contemporary dance that is boundary pushing, as well as accessible, inspiring and engaging for audiences.
Sole Rebel Tap’s Blues and Shoes is a duet between a musician/singer and dancer combining their love for the blues, song, and tap dance. It creates stories though music, dance and theatre creating an uplifting show for all ages and audiences.
Exception Elle’s powerful break dance performance, Back to the Old Skool! will take audiences back to the roots of hip hop with music from the eighties, and choreography that includes old skool social dance mixed with breakdance moves.
Old Fire Station on Saturday 14 July at 7.30pm
This eclectic, exciting and mesmerising evening of new works (in-progress) features 5 dance makers from Oxfordshire Ajos Dance Company, Scarlett Tuner and Segolene Tarte. Dance, movement, music, storytelling and the spoken word will feature in the work supported by Oxford Dance Forum.
Tickets: £10, discounts £8 from www.oldfirestation.org.uk & 01865 263 990