Dancing in the Urban Wild is an opportunity to dance together with others in the wild(ish) spaces of south-east London. Expect oak trees, birds, dogs, spontaneous artworks, the occasional spectator, great company, and general joy and life-enhancement. There is a little simple, non-directive facilitation, but the emphasis is on freedom to emerge your own dance in your own way, in response to nature and the other dancers. We dance through two cycles – starting small, rising to a crescendo and slowing to a pause – to an eclectic mix of music (silent disco headsets are provided).
All are welcome. Dance experience and aptitude are pretty irrelevant; more important is curiosity about what happens when you put your body in motion. These events are pop-up, so check back here, see the facebook group or join the email list for the date of the next.
Date of the next: Sunday 29 December.
Time: 11.30am, to 1.30pm. Please arrive at the meeting point for 11.15am, where you will be greeted and taken to the dance location.
Place: The oak wood, Shrewsbury Park, Plumstead Common. SE18. Meet in the Shrewsbury Park car park, Plum Lane SE18 3HE. The turn-off for the car park is sharp left after Plumcroft school (coming from the direction of Plumstead Common). It's easy to miss, so keep your eyes open. If you pass the park, you've gone too far!
Travel: Woolwich Arsenal overground / DLR. Please check with South Eastern Trains / TfL for any cancellations. You can get the 291, 53 or 51 bus from the station (bus stop in Vincent Rd) up to Plumstead Common. Get off at The Ship. From there, it's a 10-minute walk uphill to the car park.
Cost: £14 / £12 low income / £7 financial hardship. To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
Dancing in the Urban Wild facebook group