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Go Dance for Change is a cross-cultural platform producing social spaces that use dance as their primary tool to connect people. We connect people & performers to new dance opportunities and who wish to engage effectively with and learn more about a diverse and multicultural demographic within Ireland. This is done through a variety of immersive and engaging dance-related activities such as workshops, parades, performances, and online & live events - focusing on sharing culture, promoting health and integration through dance. It started in 2018 focusing on rhythms originating in Africa and from the African diaspora in the Americas, placing a strong emphasis on wellbeing, community building and female empowerment. Its aim is to highlight diverse cultures and its people in the hopes of decolonising the narratives within the dance scene in Ireland. The platform is led by socially engaged artist & producer Karen Aguiar who believes in the transformative power of dance to unite people and nurture collective space to build power from below. Karen envisions Go Dance for Change as a space to allow for meaningful integration and collective action. Proudly collaborating with South Side Moves, World Fusion Crew, Ethereal Danza, Kwetu Movement, other projects and crews as well as dance/music artists: Alessandra Azevedo, Tobi Omoteso, Tatiana Santos, Tobi Balogun, Vithoria Escobar, Favour Odusola, Bonnie Boux, Sophie Hutchinson, Alicia Raye, CelaviedMai, AIS and more.