Street in the Park – a live digital event, 22nd May 2021
A specially commissioned dance film, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, featuring young local dancers and dance professionals was premiered at a live digital showcase event.
Local Up & Coming DJ’s competed live on Air 107.2FM for a £100 cash prize as well as a takeover session on Air 107.2FM. Find out more about the DJ winners here: https://streetinthepark.wixsite.com/djcompetition
The event was accessed online on Saturday 22nd May, 2021 via access codes published on the Activate website, emailed to participants and published on social media. The event could also be accessed LIVE on Air 107.2
Street in the Park was a performance platform which included music technology, dance and film. The event was conceived as an end of year work experience opportunity for music technology students from Weymouth College. The event hosted an Up & Coming DJ Competition and was supported by Arts Council England, Activate Performing Arts, Air107.2fm, Weymouth College, Dorchester Town Council and Dorset Council.
The commissioned dance film Last Night A DJ Saved My Life was funded by Arts Council England and directed by Michaela Shaw in collaboration with film artist Richard Tomlinson and music and sound artist Andy Cleeton.
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a dance and music journey with a disco glitz! Choreographed by Ki Shaw, professional dancers Chris Donnelly, Yazmin Harcourt, Kiana Pierre and Paul Hodder worked with young Dorset dance groups and created a contemporary piece where they search the urban streets of rural Dorset for the power, impact and memory of the disco groove. Enjoy the film and share their passion for dance and music as they encounter local dance crews along the way. With performances by
- Activate’s The Remix
- Stagecoach Weymouth
- Dorset Youth Dance
- Weymouth College Performing Arts
- Weymouth Dance Studio
Funders and supporters:
Arts Council England
Dorchester Town Council