Project Description

While walking on the streets of Kaifeng, one can see around 7pm hundreds of women coming down the streets to rehearse their choregraphy of « square dance ». Every neighborhood has its own group. The teacher comes with a « boom box » and plays traditional or modern Chinese songs, and days after day the women repeat their choregraphy. Every year, the municipality of Kaifeng organizes a contest to designate the best choregraphy of the city!


This use of public space by women, is great!  Women exercising freely, without care is a great way for them to exercise their right to the city.

Level of implementation: individuals, city

Budget :  Free (Optional for cities; expenses to organize a festival)


20160723_185051Women dressed up to compete for the festival !