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)

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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