People dance in a street at night

Dance All Night Leeds

Date/Time: 13 - 14 April 2024 6:30 pm - 1:00 am

Price: Free

Gallery: Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm
Tiled Hall Cafe: Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm
Shop: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm

Come along to experience a unique one-off dance performance across the streets of Leeds, followed by a mass public dance event that will transform Victoria Gardens into a dance space for all.

Melanie Manchot’s ‘Dance (All Night, Leeds)’ takes inspiration from the very first Reclaim the Night (RTN) March in 1977. Over ten Leeds dance and movement organisations will re-trace the routes taken by feminist protesters involved in the original march, which kick-started a global Reclaim the Night movement to protest against sexual violence and for gender equality.

Watch these dance groups performing a myriad of different rhythms as they dance through the streets converging onto a lit dance space outside Leeds Art Gallery where they will dance with, around and in relation to each other – playfully negotiating the space through a polyphony of dance forms.

There will be two processions and march routes which will be publicised nearer the time on this webpage and the gallery’s socials. Both processions start at 6.30pm and conclude in Victoria Gardens in front of the gallery at 8pm. At 8.20pm there will be a special performance by urban roller skaters. From 8.30pm members of the public can engage in FREE dance lessons offered by many of the dance organisations involved in the march and can learn a new form of movement. Lessons will take place using silent disco headphones and will run from 8.30pm – 1am.

There is no need to book just come along on the evening. There will be over 300 silent disco headphones available on the night.

Route 1 leaves Hyde Park Corner at 6:30pm

 



Route 2 leaves Lovell Park at 6:30pm

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering to support this event we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to [email protected]

With thanks to our sponsors and partners: Lubaina Himid Projects, SAA-UK, Balbir Singh Dance Company and Slung Low.

And with thanks to participating partner organisations: Company of People (Yorkshire Dance), Tribe (Ascendance), Jazz dancers (The Dance Studio Leeds), Roller Girl Gang, Bulgarian Dance Rhythms, LS-TEN Roller Dance, Leeds Hoop Dance, SAA-UK, Balbir Singh Dance Company and Skate for your Brain.

logos of south asian arts uk and balbir singh dance company

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