National Dance Day GSO 2021



National Dance Day GSO

Saturday, September 18, 2021

2-9pm, LeBauer Park Great Lawn


Break out those dancing shoes and come shake your groove thing with us! National Dance Day GSO is an annual celebration of coming together through dance. Join professional dancers representing a variety of cultural styles and genres on the dance floor to learn from and dance alongside one another. Food trucks and vendors will also be on-site, adding to the festival feel as we dance together under strands of international flags and Janet Echelman’s aerial sculpture, Where We Met.


New this year! In conjunction with the North Carolina Dance Festival's 30th season, Dance Project will present a moment of connection across the state. Join us as we pass a “movement wave” from one end of the state to the other on National Dance Day! People of all ages and abilities are invited to join in the guided movement as we learn what it really means to connect with others through dance. More information coming soon!


Also new this year!! Don't miss the world premier of A Wicked Silence by downtown parks Artist in Residence, Alexandra Joye Warren on Friday, September 17 as a kickoff to National Dance Day. *Learn more below!


Covid safety: Masks are strongly encouraged among those who are unvaccinated. We're anticipating this to be a busy event where social distancing may not be possible at all times, so please do what is best to keep you and your loved ones well.


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NDDGSO Kickoff: Premier performance of A Wicked Silence, by downtown parks Artist in Residence, Alexandra Joye Warren & JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company

Friday, September 17, 2021

7-9pm, starting at Carolyn's Garden in LeBauer Park

*learn more below



Join us for the stunning premier performance of A Wicked Silence. Immerse yourself in the personal stories of the history and impact of the Eugenics program in North Carolina. The performance will begin in Carolyn’s Garden in LeBauer Park and move throughout various locations in both downtown parks, setting a new scene for each act of the narrative. Audiences should come with an open mind and willingness to engage deeply with this powerful artistic work.


More info coming soon!



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