Dance Your City Competition

Friday 27th January 2012

Dance Your City Competition

There’s still time to enter the Dance Your City Competition and win your chance to perform at London’s world-famous Southbank Centre.

The Dance Your City competition was launched on Facebook and inspired by Blanca Li’s film Dance Challenge which opens with a b-boy breaking in front of the Eiffel Tower. The challenge to street dance groups is to create their own one minute dance video in front of an iconic landmark and upload it to the Facebook page.

Members of the public will vote for their favourite video. The top six videos chosen by the public vote will perform at a live final at Southbank Centre on 2 March for a public audience and expert panel, and the ultimate winner will perform on stage in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 2 March before Blanca Li’s show Elektro Kif and receive 20 hours free rehearsal space at Southbank Centre.

Electro

Barely a decade old, Electro is an urban streetdance style that was born in the nightclubs of the south-eastern Paris suburb of Val-de-Marne, and is, it is claimed, the first new dance to come out of France since the Can-Can. Characterised by free-flowing steps with fast arm and hand movements, Electro remains anchored in the Greater Paris region and is rarely performed outside of France.

Ahead of their performances at the Southbank Centre, the critically acclaimed director and choreographer Blanca Li brings her dance company to Nottingham Playhouse on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 February as part of her first ever UK tour. For more information click here.

Closing date for the Dance Your City Competition is February 6.