When is a crowd a
work of art? When you make everyone in it feel like dancing.
2014’s The Big Bang have given the Festival a reputation for putting on the
best opening night parties, and 2016 is going to be no exception, with a
30-minute dance spectacular created by French-Canadian choreographer Sylvain
Émard and performed by volunteers from
the Wellington region.
Inspired by line
dancing and contemporary dance, Le Grand Continental® is a mass dance
performance. This unforgettable experience has been to cities around Canada and
the US, and in Mexico and South Korea, and to bring it to Civic Square we’ve
hand-picked 150 amateur dancers aged between 10 and 75 who’ve been trained by
Sylvain until they can bust a move like the best of them.
official performance, the whole crowd will be asked to join in for a giant
freestyle dance party with music from Chocolate Box Deluxe.
You dancing? Because
A Sylvain Émard Danse and Festival