Give us a PLACE! Give us APPLAUSE! Give us A LEG TO STAND TO STAND ON!
‘See Us Dance’ is a campaign to give the sector a face, to show how great the desire is to dance and to strengthen the bonds between dancers and creators, irrespective of their style or experience.
We started by making a video featuring our ambassadors Joffrey Anane (from Osei Bantu dance collective, the theatre production Malcolm X and the television quiz ‘De Slimste Mens ter Wereld’) and Wim Vanlessen (former principal dancer at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and public speaker), and a varied group of dancers, all with a huge passion for dance. It isa whirlwind dance video that perfectly reflects their passion and diversity in dance.
The video of ‘See Us Dance’ will be launched on Dance Day ( ‘Dag van de Dans’). You can watch it onPodium 19and other channels. That will be the starting signal for the ‘See Us Dance’campaign: four weeks devoted entirely to dancers and creators. We will explore how they have experienced the past year, how they have expressed themselves artistically in spite of everything and what they are looking forward to most right now!
How can you support the sector?
We’d like to introduce you to the dancers in the video and their passion for dance. An exclusive peek behind the scenes! Today in the spotlight: Antonia Volodina.
Joffrey Anane heeft een eigen collectief, Osei Bantu. Je kent hem misschien ook van TikTok, theaterproducties als Malcolm X en van de betere vragenfilmpjes in De Slimste Mens ter Wereld.
From tap dance to salsa, belly dance to disco, modern dance to breakdance. Dancers from a wide range of backgrounds want to showthemselves and their passion to a wide audience again. There is so much hunger for dance!
There is a huge amounton in the next few weeks on Instagram! Dancers and creators from a range of backgrounds will let you see inside their lives for a day.
This poem was the inspiration for the dance clip we made together, and for See us dance, a campaign to bring the story of the dance sector to the audience.