A fusion of dance styles will be showcased across the city as Oxford’s annual spring dance festival promises to be ‘as inclusive and adventurous as ever’.
The Dancin’ Oxford extravaganza will return to the city streets between March 2 and 11, bringing an energetic mix of contemporary choreography.
Now in its 12th year, the 10-day festival has vowed to deliver a jam-packed programme, including a 24-hour danceathon, workshops for children and families and a football-inspired hip hop performance.
The city council’s dance officer Claire Thompson described the billing as a “treat” that “should suit all tastes”.
She said: “Each festival has its strengths and this spring one is no different.
“For our annual free event in the city centre we are upending the dance floor for a series of aerial performances danced to a driving musical score. What a treat.”
There will be a record number of professional companies involved, lots of taster sessions plus, for the first time, aerial performances on the Westgate Shopping Centre façade.
The festival will launch with Gecko’s The Wedding at the Oxford Playhouse, described as a thought-provoking play about ‘forced marriage’ and social contracts.
For full programme details and ticket information visit dancinoxford.co.uk.
See our entertainments section for more on The Wedding.