A Dundee-inspired dance to promote the City of Discovery’s bid for the 2023 European Capital of Culture has been recorded.
Dozens of young movers and shakers took part in a mass public dance event at Dundee’s Slessor Gardens at the weekend.
Dancers struck an array of unique moves dubbed “The Law Hill”, “Sails of The Discovery”, “Waves of the Tay”, “Telescope from the Mills Observatory”, “Football Header” and “Dolphin”
Participants were also taught moves inspired by the comical poses of Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie and Dennis the Menace.
Dancers struck their poses to the sound of Dundee’s official European Capital of Culture song, “Over Bridges”.
The dance routine itself was created by award-winning choreographer Thomas Small, founder of the Shaper/Caper dance company.
As part of the project, Thomas told The Courier he wanted to promote Dundee’s thriving dance scene.
He said: “There’s so much dance going on in Dundee, we wanted dance to be at the very forefront of the bid.
“So we brought together all the different dance companies in Dundee, lots of different dance schools and groups, to learn a little dance inspired by Dundee’s iconic locations.
“We wanted to try and show Dundee is a very artistic and cultural city, but dance can sometimes go unnoticed. We wanted to get out there and really show everyone what we’re capable of.
“They (Dundee’s landmarks) lend themselves very well to choreography, so the Law Hill being this massive structure in the middle of the town and then Desperate Dan and Oor Wullie have key movement characteristics…it all lent itself quite easily to movement.
“I’m hoping that everyone celebrates through dance because we’re a really great city and, actually, anyone and everyone can dance, that’s what I’m hoping for.”
Dundee’s city development convener Councillor Lynne Short was among those members of the public taking part.
Anna Day, bid manager for Dundee 2023, described the event as a “brilliant initiative from the dance community in Dundee”.