FESTIVAL LAUNCH

March 5, 2022 to March 5, 2022
12pm - 5pm

FREE

All ages

Join us for an exciting and awe-inspiring afternoon of dance in the heart of Westgate, Oxford. The shopping centre will come to life with a series of breath-taking shows from national and local companies that will make you think, smile and probably want to dance.

Critically acclaimed choreographer Richard Chappell presents his most ambitious work to date, Infinite Ways Home – a multisensory production that explores ritual, rave and human connection. Performed by Chappell’s extraordinary ensemble of dancers,  it features electronic music by award-winning experimental duo Larch alongside live violin by the critically acclaimed soloist Enyuan Khong.

 The dance theatre piece, with live music from Unlock the Chains Collective, is a celebration, a memorial Service, a ritual. A community united in grief and anger as it remembers and mourns the lives of those lost at the hands of the state. In the continual struggles for freedom, equality and justice, a haunting cry, a desperate cry – Can’t breathe! Generations can’t breathe!. This is an outdoor piece commissioned by Dancin’ Oxford and supported by Torch

Joli Vyann present an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre – blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills performed by a duet.

We will be showcasing several vibrant and talented youth dance troupes from across Oxford including Step2 Dance, Body Politic, TPD Young Artists and Mini Professionals.

You can also join our  Zumba party for some fun and to learn some moves.

Don’t miss what promises to be an unforgettable event!


Leiden Square, Westgate, Queen St, Oxford OX1 1TR