Creative challenges

The Way I See It

The Way I See It showcases art made by children and young people in response to lockdown and the impact of the pandemic. From painting to poetry, drama to dance, music to stop-motion animation, the collection reflects their boundless and inspiring creativity. 

We asked children and young people to celebrate learning in lockdown, by creating a 30 second dance film inspired by a 'first' - an exhilarating new experience, a new skill or a life lesson.

Explore the digital collection of work by created by children and young people, with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, English National Opera, Heart n Soul, Dancefest and Company Three.

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The Reimagine Lockdown Challenge was a creative dance and photography challenge for you to do at home during lockdown - on your own or with your family.


Dancefest Home

We asked people to sum up what home meant for them. We asked them to tell us in photos, words, poems, videos, music - anything that showed how they felt - no explanation required. 


Chance to Dance

Our Chance to Dance Company have made collaborative lockdown films.


Why I Dance

As part of Dancefest's celebration of 30 years developing community dance, we asked people to explore the reasons they dance.

Thank you to all of the dancers who shared their dance stories with us - and it's not too late to add to our collection.