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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] National Dance Week Goes Digital

City of Eugene Cultural Services is transforming its National Dance Week into an online celebration of dance from April 18-24. Inspiring performances, workshops and community participation will aim to lift people up in our community and throughout the world with inclusion, kindness and hope for the future.


The free virtual celebration for all ages can be experienced through City of Eugene Cultural Services’ Facebook, Instagram (@eugculture) and website


Activities

Activities include:


  • Performances by local and national artists
  • Instructive dance class videos created by local and national studios and artists
  • Community submitted dance videos


Despite the challenges of physical distancing, our creative and resourceful dancers are stepping up to the challenge of sharing their art virtually. We invited dancers to creatively respond to our current world situation by filming a dance while maintaining health and safety as a top priority. Dancers were asked to film a video that responds to the question: “How does dance help us creatively respond to and navigate times of change?”


Community Invited to Contribute

Community members are also invited to contribute to the National Dance Week dialogue by uploading their own dance videos and responses to this question using #NDWeugene on Facebook and Instagram.


National Dance Week was first founded in 1981 when a group of dance-related organizations began a strong grassroots movement to bring greater recognition to dance in the United States. National Dance Week celebrations occur throughout the nation.

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