Once again Oxford puts on its dancing shoes for its annual festival Dancin’ Oxford.  This year’s edition starts on Wednesday 25th February and ends on Monday 9th March; its lively and wide ranging programme includes not only performances but workshops and activities to join in.  The Festival’s public launch will take place on Saturday 28th February between 10.00am and 4.00pm with free outdoor performances in the city centre, including Broad Street and Bonn Square, and featuring previous festival favourites Granny Turismo, Body Politic and Being Frank.

Companies performing in the Festival include:

The Pneûma Project at St John the Evangelist Church, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February

Moving With the Times, the annual showcase of work by Oxford based dance makers and performers, this year featuring Cecilia Macfarlane, Melissa Holding, Hilary Kneale, Justice in Motion, Marina Collard, and Alan Hutson and Nicola Moses-Thrower of Unlock the Chains Collective; Pegasus Theatre Friday 27th and Saturday 28th February

Dot Dot Dot Flamenco at The North Wall, Saturday 28th February

Body Politic and Sole Rebel Tap at Pegasus Theatre, Monday 2nd March

Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia in La Fille Mal Gardée and Swan Lake at the New Theatre, Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th March

Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance in Atomos at the Playhouse,  Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th March

Sonia Sabri Company in Labyrinth at the Pegasus, Friday 6th March

Unlock the Chains Collective and Kumba Nia Arts in Politics of Love at The Old Fire Station, Saturday 7th March

Second Hand Dance in Grass at the Pegasus, Sunday 8th March

Last but not least; Dance and Academia: Moving the Boundaries Conference in partnership with Oxfordshire Science Festival – this year’s topic Science and Dance: Finding Commonalities Sunday 8th March

Find the full programme and further details online at http://www.dancinoxford.co.uk/

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