Our dance event "WORK it OUT" premiered in 2018 as ERIH's main contribution to celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Due to its great success and popularity, the event has been held annually since then.
The event is aimed primarily at young people (children, teenagers and young adults from school classes, sports clubs, dance and fitness studios, etc.) and of course, anyone who is “young at heart”. Through the event, people can experience industrial heritage and its sites and discover its importance in their own past, its relevance for their present and its future potential. Of course, people young at heart who are interested in exercise can also take part.
On the day of the event at 3pm (CET) the dance takes place in front of, in and even on impressive industrial heritage sites throughout Europe and the industrial monuments are promoted as an attractive place to experience.
Already before that, the easy to learn WORK it Out dance will be trained via a YouTube tutorial. The music, with elements from Beethoven's European anthem "Ode to Joy" and industrial sounds in electronic dance style or as a rap version, is re-composed every year, as is the specially developed choreography, which translates the sound, movement and repetition of industrial activity and work from earlier times into modern dance moves.
During training and of course during the performance, photos and videos are taken and posted with our hashtag #erihworkitout.
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Next "WORK it OUT" dance event: 10 September 2023
In these uncertain times ERIH once again set a sign for European cooperation and danced together. The 5th edition of WORK it OUT happened on Sunday 11 September 2022.
As in the previous year, there was decentralized dancing at many locations in Europe at 3pm and, in addition, a live stream waspresented from our Anchor Point Hendrichs Drop Forge LWL Industrial Museum in Solingen (D). Besides the live stream of the dance there were interviews with partners on site, live broadcasts and video recordings of preparations and rehearsals.
The dance was also recorded on video again at the locations and then will be published on YouTube, our social wall and Facebook by ERIH. ERIH will again produce a video compilation of all participating locations.