National gets South Bank dancing

Published August 27, 2009

August bank holiday weekend at the National Theatre can only mean one thing: the return of the now annual Bank Holiday Dance Weekend, taking place as part of the outdoor Watch This Space festival, from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August. 

Anyone interested in learning more about different dance styles, and having a go themselves, should turn up at Theatre Square to witness free al fresco demonstrations and performances of a variety of dances, including jive, tango, ballroom, Bollywood, salsa, Indo-British and bellydancing.

Salsa band Conjunto Sabroso, the Bollywood dancers of Taala, The Jay Craig Orchestra and Argentine tango expert Guillermo Rozenthuler will be among the dance specialists encouraging visitors to join in a mass dance session in Theatre Square.

Visitors can also watch performances by StopGAP dance company, the professors of the Cockney Awkestra – who hope to revive the dying art of the Cockney Knees-Up – and Motionhouse Dance Theatre, which presents a dance piece about life on the London underground.

For more information and to view a full schedule of events over the weekend, visit the Watch This Space website.

CB