The street art event, Dance for Love 2017, ran with the theme of, “Love someone enough, set them free,” which took place in Hanoi, attracting thousands of young participants.
The event’s second year of running managed to attract over 2.000 participants and was organized by Wequal – a group working towards gender justice.
The street art event happened on October 15 at Hoan Kiem Lake’s Walking Street. The event consisted of diverse art performances such as street singing or contemporary dance performances of young people. Using art to delve into the topic of gender, the event aimed at conveying its dominant messages of gender justice through the story of a young person who faces gender discrimination while studying abroad, when choosing a career path, and even when building their own family.
Though each individual has their own way of expressing love, Wequal argues that it is not easy to love in healthy ways that allow our beloveds feel truly happy, free to choose what they really want, and able to let go of social expectations. Engaged by the event, participants had the opportunity to show acts of “love” and “setting free” to show one another respect and encourage their freedom instead of demanding responsibilities assigned by unrelated crowd
The #DanceForLove event featured performances by Ambitious Crew, Mini Kitty, P.E.A.C.E Crew, S.U.D., Le Cirque Dance Company and other dancers.