‘See Us Dance’ was a campaign (April-May 2021) to give the sector a face after the corona lockdowns, to show how great the desire was (and 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 is a 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 on Podium 19 and other channels. That will be the starting signal for the ‘See Us Dance’ campaign: four weeks devoted entirely to dancers and creators. We explored how they have experienced the corona years, how they have expressed themselves artistically in spite of everything and what they were looking forward to most!
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We’d like to introduce you to the dancers in the video and their passion for dance. An exclusive peek behind the scenes!
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!
Dancers and creators from a range of backgrounds have let you see inside their lives for a day on Instagram. You can rewatch the insta stories in this highlight.
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.