Dance Nations Dalston

21 July 2012 / 12:00
Gillett Square, Dalston


This free outdoor event takes place at
Gillett Square, Dalston
London N16

Join us on the day the Olympic Torch relay goes through East London for a jam-packed afternoon of free live music and dance for everyone, now taking place for a third year.

Enjoy a chance to swing with King Candy, learn street dance moves with Slum Civilians and watch acrobatics from Tanzania's Black Eagles. Plus there will be Bollywood and 1920s-style dancing performances and workshops, drumming from East London communities and a whole lot more.

Line-up and times (subject to change):

12 - 12.30pm One Hackney Festival carnival parade passes Gillett Square (on Kingsland Road)

12.30 - 1pm Movimientos DJ’s

1pm, 2.25pm & 3.45pm Drum Works
Feel the rhythm with the Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning drumming students

1.10 - 1.40pm Bollywood Vibes
Watch and learn some energetic Bollywood moves

1.40 - 2.25pm King Candy & Swing
Red-hot swing music and rhythms to get you dancing

2.35 - 3.20pm Residual Gurus
The highly entertaining Catalan group makes infectious music from recycled material – a unique experience

3.20 - 3.45pm Black Eagles
Catch jaw-dropping acrobatics all the way from Tanzania

4.20pm Olympic Torch Relay
on Kingsland Road

4.50 – 5.40pm Los Chinches
Peruvian psychedelia – funky, playful and with a discernable Latin accent!

5.40 – 6.10pm Lah Di Dah
Fancy a workout inspired by 1920s-style dancing? Join in!

6.20 – 7.20pm Lokkhi Terra
Jazz, bhangra, Cuban grooves and Brazilian melodies – a seamless collage of the planet’s finest noises

7.20 - 8.05pm Slum Civilians
One of street dance’s best crews performs and teaches you some steps to impress

8.15 - 9.15pm Owiny Sigoma Band
An hypnotic Afro electro experience featuring musicians from Kenya and London, guaranteed to get your hips shaking

9.15 - 10pm Movimientos DJ's

9.50 - 11pm Hot Water
One of South Africa’s most exciting and danceable band, mixing folk, blues and township grooves.
(Concert taking place in The Vortex)

10pm  Koyaanisqatsi (U)
Late-night screening of the cult film set to an atmospheric score by iconic composer Philip Glass (dir Godfrey Reggio)

11pm - midnight
Vortex DJ's
(in The Vortex)

This event is part of:
Summer Music 2012

Part of CREATE

Part of One Hackney Festival

Produced by the Barbican in partnership with Gillett Squared, The Vortex and Hackney Co-Operative Developments

Supported by London Borough of Hackney


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