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Walk Walk Dance by Daily tous les jours
June 12, 2021 - July 24, 2021
Location: Fort York Visitor Centre (250 Fort York Blvd.)
You can engage with this piece. Step on a line. Now try to jump. Next, dance a jig. Try with a friend. What sort of music can you make together?
If COVID-19 has proven anything, it’s that cities need to adapt and change. This past year cities across the world have moved quickly to prototype new ways to experience and explore the city during a global health crisis. They’ve become more pedestrian and bike friendly, embraced the use and creation of outdoor public spaces, and offered safe moments of fun and delight.
Created for and during the pandemic, Walk Walk Dance is a series of music-making lines that explore how participation and interaction can create new spaces for play even amidst physical distancing rules and COVID-19 protocols. It’s simple: step, jump, roll or dance on the lines to trigger music. Play with physical distancing rules, one, two, three steps at a time. This project was designed to be accessible to everyone, whether they are on foot or on wheels.
Walk Walk Dance is a roving project — designed for struggling cities that need to quickly revive their public spaces in the wake of COVID-19. Created for temporary displays, the installation adapts to all pathways and streets, making it easy to deploy in diverse urban settings. Walk Walk Dance is presented for the first time at The Bentway, as part of the Playing in Public exhibition.
Because every city needs a dance strategy.
Presented by The Bentway Conservancy
Walk Walk Dance is a part of The Bentway’s Playing in Public season, a collection of outdoor and online projects that invite you to rediscover “play” in the city.”
About Daily tous les jours
Daily tous les jours leads an emergent field of practice combining technology, storytelling, performance and placemaking. For ten years, the Montreal-based art and design studio founded by Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat has signed over 40 original artworks in more than 30 cities around the world.
Daily’s work invites humans to play a critical role in the transformation of their environment, building more resilient cities. They created the world-acclaimed Musical Swings, a large-scale urban artwork that invites passersby to make music together. By integrating interactive technologies with urban infrastructure, such as benches, swings, sidewalks, and traffic lights, their work creates context for vibrant social connections.
Walk Walk Dance is supported by: