Shine on the world stage at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Young people aged 16-30 from across the West Midlands are being invited to join Critical Mass 2022, a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the biggest events of 2022 including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
This bold and ambitious project invites 300 young people to be a part of a dance and movement collective where participants will learn new dance styles, meet other young dancers and work with professional dancers to create and participate in a wide variety of performances.
Critical Mass 2022 will form a disabled and non-disabled dance crew that will perform at events across the West Midlands including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 cultural programme; Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022 and Live Sites around the city during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Critical Mass 2022 has been made possible thanks to generous support from Spirit of 2012, the legacy funder of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Critical Mass 2022 is a unique collaboration between Arts Connect, Birmingham 2022, DanceXchange and the Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG), a dedicated network of 70+ dance organisations across the West Midlands who are passionate about developing dance participation. The project is a part of the Birmingham 2022 culture programme and made possible thanks to generous support from Spirit of 2012, the London 2012 legacy funder that invests in projects which help people feel better about themselves, others and their communities.
Applicants are now open open. For more information, including the FAQs and to sign up visit the Critical Mass website.