Invitation to take part in the summer 2021 Global Dance Film project

The last two Global Dance Film projects were a wonderful way to bring together dancers from across the world in one global digital project. The last film has had over 1,000 views on YouTube so far

We would like to invite dancers/dance groups to take part in this summer’s digital project. The next Global Dance Film is a Dancin’ Oxford / Oxford International Links partnership with Mandala Theatre and Ashtar Theatre’s International Digital and Live Festival and Oxford Festival of the Arts that will reach even more people. Alongside the Global Dance Film (which will be professionally edited), we are also offering opportunity for all submitted films to be featured as films by themselves, to create a rich and diverse legacy to the project.

This project’s theme is ‘Gaia’ and we are inviting community and youth dance groups from across Oxford and all of our twin cities around the globe to join us in this digital celebration, responding to the themes of Mother Earth, Hope and Renewal.

About the project

The film will be released on 7th July 2021 as part of Mandala Theatre and Ashtar Theatre’s International Digital and Live FestivalOxford Festival of the Arts and Dancin’ Oxford’s Summer programme. The film will then be available on Dancin’ Oxford, Oxford Festival of the Arts and Oxford International Links YouTube channels.

As all the films that were entered for the last 2 projects were so wonderful in their own right, this project we are offering everyone the option to have your film featured in its full length on our YouTube channel, alongside the full version of the Global Dance Film. It will be a wonderful way to showcase all the dancers and groups who take part and create a rich legacy to the Global Dance Film project.

The theme is ‘Gaia’ taking inspiration from Mother Earth, and aspirations of hope and renewal. Filming can take place in any location of your choice.

We’d love for all of you to be part of this.

The music

Here’s a download link to the music track we will be using for the film (the track length is 3 minutes and 11 seconds, and the whole track will be used for the film). We would love you to use this track for your choreography. You can choreograph to a section of it, or the whole track, depending on your preference.
Please note: If you make work using the whole track, we will show the film in its entirety if you give permission, and will also take a section of it for the Global Film (you can indicate your favourite section for the Global film and we will do our best to try and accommodate).

How to take part

  1. Film your video in LANDSCAPE (horizontal) not portrait (vertical)
  2. Send a link to your video via our online form

Deadline: Wednesday 16th June 2021


If you have any queries about this project, please email Claire Thompson.

(Comune di Padova)

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