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Wigan Borough Dance Festival 2021 

After a really tough year, were delighted to be able to host annual Wigan Borough Dance Festival. This year the dance festival was completely digital including livestreams and a digital dance trail around the borough. 

Curated and produced by our team of young producers and young directors, The Wigan Borough Digital Dance Festival was our biggest and best yet. 

Featuring 800 children and young people, 38 brand new dance films, 20 schools and community groups, 9 young producers, 8 young choreographers, 6 professional artist commissions, 2 livestream showcases. 

The Digital Dance Festival was funded and supported by Wigan Council & Arts Council England. 

You can now watch the full festival programme below.  There is some incredible work so if you see something you love please let us know! 

 

The Digital Trail 

The Wigan Borough Dance Festival Digital Trail is made up of sited dance works performed across the Wigan Borough. 

The trail is a mixture of commissioned dance works performed by professional dancers, new concept videos made by the young choreographers and community dance pieces performed on location. 

A big thank you to Lancashire Mining Museum, Leigh Spinners Mill, The Old Courts, Leigh Town Hall, The Fire Within and Haigh Hall for allowing us to use your venues. 

Dance Festival Performances - Schools 

A big thanks to all of the amazing schools who joined us for this years dance festival. We loved working with every single one of you. 

Special thanks to Sharon Walls and Cathy Robinson, the Wigan School Games Co-ordinators who helped put us in touch with all of the amazing schools involved. 

Dance Festival Performances - Dance Schools & Community Groups

A big thanks to all of the amazing dance schools & groups who joined us for this years dance festival. We loved working with every single one of you. 

 
 

Dance Festival Performances - Young Choreographers

We were delighted to be able to support a group of emerging young choreographers aged 14 - 19 as part of the Digital Festival. Each choreographer created their own concept video, supported by a young producer and the WigLe Team. 

 
 

The Wigan Borough Dance Festival 2021 was co-ordinated by WigLe Dance CIC in collaboration with Josh Hawkins (Hawk Dance Theatre) and Blaze Arts. 

The Festival returns in 2022 ... Dates TBA.