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 a cycle or two – starting small, rising to a crescendo and slowing to a pause – to an eclectic mix of music. All are welcome. Dance experience and aptitude are pretty irrelevant; more important is curiosity about what happens when you put your body in motion.
What dancers say
“I loved everything about Dancing in the Urban Wild – the easy connection with the teacher and a smooth transition from the place where we met through the search for a good, green, grassy place with the sun and the shade, to grounding, stretching and to the dancing part. Looking at passers-by was liberating, and I was filled with joy from the barefoot movement with and in nature. Thank you.”—Jozef
“I can't recommend Dancing in the Urban Wild enough! It’s special space. We spent the rest of the afternoon every now and then suddenly saying to each other, 'I loved this morning so much!' I highly recommend getting out in nature to shake-a-da-bum-bum!”—Claire
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