To celebrate our successful collaboration with Big Dance 2016, we have invited 360 schoolchildren to take over City Hall on Monday 4 July.

London’s iconic building will be transformed into a space where children’s imagination can be celebrated on a giant scale with children from across south London participating in a series of four workshops and performances exploring the theme of movement.

Together with Siobhan Davies Dance and three of our partner organisations – London Brain Project, School of Noise and Kano Computers, iOi will be taking over the Council Chamber and other key spaces to create a multidisciplinary zones where arts, science and digital technologies converge. The four zones are:

Movement and Space

Children will work with artists from Siobhan Davies Dance to explore flocking, weaving and rotating as a group.

Movement and Sound 

School of Noise will enable children to play with sound using analogue and digital equipment, exploring the impact of sound on movement through demonstration and experimentation.

Movement and Code 

Kano, the micro computing company, will enable children to understand the power of computer programming and the impact it can have on the movement of objects and people.

Movement and the Brain

The London Brain Project will ask children to ‘Strike a Pose’ and explore the three main stages of motor development through the medium of dance.

Tom Doust, iOi’s Director of Experience and Learning said: “It’s not everyday you get to invite 360 school children to take over a major London landmark, let alone to dance and move their way through it! This will be a fantastic finale to our collaboration with Big Dance 2016, with a day dedicated to movement, dance, imagination and creativity where children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their imagination’s in a series of bite-size experiential workshops.”

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