Dance at Summer Music Festivals 2017

81875_ChristianFodenThree years ago, the programmers of Glastonbury Festival set a daring precedent by including English National Ballet’s Dust. A new work at the time, it was choreographed by Akram Khan for the highly successful Lest We Forget triple bill. Dance fans may have lapped it up in the more congenial surroundings of the Barbican Theatre, but to put such a piece in front of a general audience of music fans at Glastonbury was a bold move.

Since then, dance has been ever more widely celebrated at music festivals, and this Summer sees Sadler’s Wells returning to the Waterfront stage at Latitude for the tenth consecutive year, including interactive workshops open to all.

WEBIMAGEGlastonbury Festival continues its run of Glasto Latino, an exclusive area designed to be the festival’s ‘very own corner of Latin America’ featuring dance classes accompanied by authentic Latin rhythms on offer each day.

For the second year running there is also extensive dance programming at the Wilderness festival, renowned for the scope and variety of its cultural offering.

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