On 28 July 2018 Dance4 in the Park, a fantastic summer family day was held in King Edward Park, Sneinton, NG3 2AR opposite iC4C. With performances and workshops for all ages it was a brilliant day for the whole family, all for FREE!
Lots of exciting things happened throughout the event a brochure with details can be downloaded here.
Children, parents and grandparents joined in with the activities including skateboarding, creative walks, parkour, stretchy fun, sports and dance workshops. Sessions included Street Dance led by Gareth Woodward, Brazillian Carnival Dance led by Aldelmo Andrade, Indian Stick Dance and Bollywood led by Jaivant Patel and sessions for very young children and thier families led by Oksana Tyminska.
With lots to enjoy, children had fun on the bouncy castle, helter skelter and soft play. Families enjoyed picnics and refreshments from the ice cream van and pavillion café.
Lucky winners of the raffle and tombola took home prizes, including petrol lawn mowers used as part of The Wild Grass performance, tickets to the theatre, toys and more. It was a great day to remember.
The Wild Grass was the hightlight performance at the event and was a fantastic formation dancing lawn mower extravaganza!
Local community members from Sneinton and St. Ann’s shared ideas with choreographers from the company about the importance of thier own gardens, park and green spaces and Great Britain’s obsession with keeping lawns tidy. Inspired by them, the fantastic performance demonstrated complex patterns involving 5 identical synchronised lawn mowers combining modern folk dance with ideas from the local community.
You can still donate to the for Studio4 fundraising campaign to support Dance4 in the Park BY CLICKING HERE.
Dance4 in the Park was supported by Nottingham City Council, The Jessie Spencer Trust, JN Derbyshire Turst, STOP-TRA, Skate Nottingham, Nottingham Together and donations raised through the For Studio4 campaign.
The Wild Grass is produced by Dance4 and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.