The McOnie Company, a dance company run by choreographer and director Drew McOnie, has launched a new digital dance festival, which will explore the theme of social distancing.
The season is intended to keep the dance community connected and encourage collaboration during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dancers and dancemakers are invited to create a short dance film of between one and two minutes in length that explores the theme of social distancing and responds to the current situation.
All work will be featured on the company’s Instagram TV platform.
McOnie has also moved his dance classes online for dancers to join for free. The classes will be live every Thursday at 7pm and can be viewed on the company’s Instagram page.
The McOnie Company is also joining forces with Turbine Theatre’s artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills to raise money and provide financial support for freelance artists hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Fund for Freelance Dancers will operate in the same way as the Fund for Freelances launched by Taylor-Mills, but with a focus on the dance industry.
Submissions for McOnie Company’s digital dance festival