An action-packed weekend of exciting dance showcases featuring talented local performers and others popping up in everyday locations and streamed online, comes to Newham next month courtesy of Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and Newham Council.
Surveillance: Dance Like No-one is Watching, is taking place from August 14 to 16 as part of Newham Unlocked, the Council’s new-look cultural festival of events and activities across the summer and beyond that highlights the rich and diverse mix of creativity that exists in the borough.
The Council has commissioned arts development organisation Certain Blacks to deliver the Surveillance: Dance Like No-one is Watching weekend. Performers will appear in an array of Newham locations, with audiences able to watch from anywhere in the world thanks to the internet and social media as online observation becomes part of everyday life.
Mayor Fiaz said: “It will be a totally different type of festival with exciting dance performances from talented artists in everyday locations for people to watch online. It’s another fantastic showcase event in our Newham Unlocked programme that is capturing people across the borough using their imagination and creativity to get through these incredibly challenging times as we recover from the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have an amazing array of talent in Newham, especially amongst our young people. By co-producing a powerful arts and cultural programme with our residents we are showing our diversity and opening up opportunities for more people to embrace arts, culture, and heritage in new and different ways to how they may have done before.”
Surveillance: Dance Like No-one is Watching will be streamed, but if you catch one live in Newham, film it, photograph, and post it online, tagging #surveillancefestival.