A fun new project from the SJT and VOXED, supported by McCain
Residents of Eastfield!
Want to see a live dance performance right outside your window, and be featured in a film about it?
Get involved with #goggledance: a fun new project from Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre and VOXED (if you don’t live in Eastfield but are still interested drop us an email and we’ll be in touch with other ways you can get involved).
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll rock up at an agreed time on Saturday 22 August and perform a solo dance outside YOUR house in Scarborough.
WHAT YOU DO
All you need to do is record you, your family, your friends, even the cat – whoever’s inside the house with you – watching, joining in and getting creative. Come just as you are, dressed up for a big night or even get out the fancy dress! Afterwards, you send us your phone footage*, and we’ll use it in a professionally made film combining our performance with yours, which we’ll share online.
If you’d like to take part in #goggledance, please email us by Saturday 8 August with a short video introduction to you, your family and anyone else who will be there on the day of filming, including the view from the window where you’ll be watching and the room you’ll be in. Scroll down to watch the how-to video!
Our live dances will be in Eastfield, but panic not… if you live elsewhere in Scarborough you can still be part of it - drop us a quick email we’ll send you a dance to learn!
*By sending us your footage, you are agreeing that it may be included in the final film.
The project is the brainchild of choreographer and director Wayne Parsons, the founder of VOXED (formerly Wayne Parsons Dance). He explains:
“We’ll be staging five live performances right outside people’s homes in Eastfield – a personalised show for that household and their neighbours. At an agreed time, we’ll turn up on their street and a solo dancer will perform a ten-minute piece. The live performance will be in three sections: ‘Watch Us’, ‘Follow Me’ and finally a ‘Be You’ section.
“All they need to do is record themselves during the show – on a mobile phone is fine. They then send us their film, and we’ll create short videos combining our performance with their homemade films that can be shared online.
“Everyone that gets in touch will be included, even if they’re not selected as one of the final five. We'll send a short dance to learn that has a moment at the end where each household can showcase their creative sides. These submissions will then be included in our digital distribution using the hashtag #goggledanceus”
“It should be a really fun thing to do – we’re hoping people get dressed up, get creative and get dancing! The idea is to get loads of people having a boogie and sharing with their local community and their local theatre. They’ll be able to showcase their talents for the world!”
Live performances will take place on 22 August and the films will be available online on the VOXED and SJT Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Tik Tok accounts.
#goggledance in Scarborough is supported by McCain Foods.