James Wilton

Next weekend you can enjoy some stunning dance acts live in Florence Park as Dancin’ Oxford‘s free Summer Festival returns with a stellar line-up.

The three thrilling professional companies are James Wilton Dance with iRobot – a riveting duet performed on a trampoline, Joli Vyann’s Lançe moi en l’air – a fusion of dance, circus and theatre, and Born To Protest‘s Hip Hop from Just Us Dance Theatre.


Plus, the rescheduled Moving With The Times is rescheduled at Pegasus Theatre at the same time, featuring another three exciting dance companies offering explosive, moving and thought provoking new work.

These include Jasmine Chui’s Willow is a dramatised autobiography of a daughter trying to understand her mother’s eccentric behaviour, Kate Taylor‘s contemporary dance solo Just a Minute about women’s mental health, and Tom N Rob: Together Alone a short film, shot on the first day Tom N Rob danced in person together since the start of the pandemic.


“I am so thrilled that we can finally present the work of these three fantastic artists this summer. Each has risen to the challenges of this last year and produced exciting new dance. This year is also a special year for us as we celebrate 10 years of Moving With The Times, and we look forward to marking it in July, Claire Thompson – Oxford City Council’s Arts Development Officer and founder of Dancin’ Oxford said.

“This year’s stunning Moving With The Times line-up will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this annual show which is always the highlight of Dancin’ Oxford’s Spring Festival, cancelled this year due to the pandemic.

We’ve had many Festival highlights over the years but I can’t think of any that we are looking forward to more than being able to perform in public again,”

Jasmine Chui’s Willow

“We have met the challenge of lockdown by moving our activities online, but it can’t compare to being part of a shared experience, so we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back on 3 July,” she adds.

Although unticketed, audiences will be directed to see the performances in a socially distanced manner with marshals on hand to ensure it is adhered to.

Just Us Dance

Dancin’ Oxford Summer Festival, Saturday 3 July 2021 12pm – 5pm at Florence Park

Moving with the Times, Friday 2 – Saturday 3 July 2021 at 7.30pm at Pegasus Theatre

Tickets: www.pegasustheatre.org.uk 01865 812 150,

Full programme at www.dancinoxford.co.uk