Soul Train Club
with Grounded Movement
16:00-17:00 Moon Dance
Saturday 18 June
Grounded Movement return to First Light Festival with an eclectic mix of African derived social, fun and virtuoso dances through the decades. Join host and London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony choreographers Temujin Gill and Sunanda (Bgirl Sunsun) Biswas for two fun filled and joyous whistle stop social dance tours – Dance Crazy Party and Soul Train Club.
From Cakewalk to Charleston, and Lindy Hop to 60’s, expect Funk Dances, Hip Hop and more.
Suitable for all abilities and guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
“The joy of the First Light Festival crowd as you won them round and got them to lose their inhibitions… really wonderful.” Genevieve Christie, First Light Festival
“Grounded Movement brought down the house at Love Supreme. They had a brimming tent full of joyful people dancing, laughing and moving in time. A guaranteed good time!” Rachel Jackson, Love Supreme
About Temujin Gill of Grounded Movement
Temujin is Artistic Director and co-founder of Grounded Movement. He has over 30 years’ experience in dance and theatre from movement direction and choreography to project management, University lecturing and writing for theatre.
Current projects in the mix include: Ragtime to Grime, a provocative dance and rap-based theatre piece originally developed in collaboration with the acclaimed, Mercury-nominated UK rapper TY (who sadly passed away from Covid-19 in 2020); a new play in development about Bayard Rustin, an unsung champion of the civil rights movement; and Spirit of the Estate outreach and empowerment young people’s mentoring and performance programme, launched by Crystal Palace Festival in 2021.
Testament to Temujin’s commitment to producing high quality work came with the honor he received, when asked to join Danny Boyle’s award-winning Creative Team, as lead choreographer for the NHS section of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Access and What to Expect
The Moon Dance tent has ramped access from Jubilee Parade. There are flat, solid wooden floor inside, and seating is available.