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Tired of 2020? That's a rhetorical question, right? But leave it to Zoe Scott - oh, that voice, like a drizzle of dark chocolate over a velvety soft Victoria
sponge (other cakes are available!) - to come up with something to bring light to this darkest of years and warm your cockles (or chestnuts. It is almost Christmas) just in time for Santa
Season. It's called 'Dance The Wave Of Love', and she totally had us at 'dance'.
You'll know Zoe from her drop-dead-gorgeous Shades of Love album (and if you don't, now's your chance), twelve Bossa Nova-fused songs of love to unwind to, dance to, drift off to, sink into a bath to, preferably with a glass of someone's finest. And then there's her video to 'Quiet Nights', in all its wish-you-were-there loveliness. And it's this video that has inspired the light of our story - a truly global campaign that helps some of the worst hit by the global pandemic.
"With performers worldwide on pause, the plight of dancers in a global pandemic was never far from my mind while shooting 'Quiet Nights'", explains Zoe. 'I was moved to offer gratitude and direct support to professional dancers globally.'
So #DanceTheWaveOfLove is your chance to sponsor professional dancers the world over. You choose a destination that means something to you, then Zoe and her Shades of Love crew do the rest. The dancers, the videographers, the whole gorgeous lot. You end up with a beautiful video, celebrating the art of dance, to have and to hold forever, safe in the knowledge that you've given something back. And Zoe will add it to her ongoing 'Dance The Wave Of Love' video, like the deal wasn't sweet enough already.
'What started with me sponsoring dancers around the world in places dear to my heart—Rome, New York, London, Rio, and Malibu—has blossomed into the Wave of Love Challenge where you can sponsor dancers in your special places,' Zoe explains. 'For every sponsored dance, my Shades of Love team will put together a one-of-a-kind performance with two professional dance partners.'
Think of is as a global hug, the gift that keeps on giving, your stairway to Bossa Nova heaven… Santa
would totally approve.