Dance4's international Centre for Choreography is brimming with activity this autumn.

Dance4's international Centre for Choreography is brimming with activity this autumn.

Autumn 2016 Residency Highlights

iC4C is alive with visiting artists this Autumn. Connecting with the building's rich heritage, we have a vibrant array of artists coming to develop, share and distribute new work in this repurposed factory building.

DINIS MACHADO (SE/PT), ROBBIE SYNGE (UK) and ROSALIND GOLDBERG (SE) will be developing two new works as part of Barco Dance Collection during November. The choreographers will make works, 10-15 minutes long, on the body of Dinis Machado and the audience will be invited to think that the space where these dances happen is not the room in which they take place, but within the body itself. 

Barco Dance Collection is a collection of dances where dance is looked and worked on as an autonomous discipline. This is a collection of dances rather than a collection of dance performances (in the interdisciplinary sense of a stage performance where light, sound, set and costume build something together). This work will culminate in a sharing at our third Sunday Supplement event this season on the 27th November at 11AM at iC4C. Click here for more details.

We have already been joined in our studios by GABRIELE REUTER (DE/UK) and MATTEF KUHLMEY (DE) who returned to Dance4 to continue the development of The Amplitude Performance and Lecture which explores the relationship between movement and sound - originally previewed during Nottdance 2015.

The outcome of this residency period has been a short tour with dates at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Oxford Playhouse, Coventry University, Attenborough Arts Centre and outreach activity including teaching sessions at NUAST, Nottingham, Ellesmere College, Leicester and Ashmount School, Loughborough and a guest lecture at University of Nottingham. After the presentation of it in Nottingham an audience member commented: "If my physics lessons had been delivered by Gabi Reuter through movement, text and sound, I would have been a wise, more engaged man." One of many positive comments from thrilled audience members.

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At the end of October/beginning of November, NEIL CALLAGHAN and SIMONE KENYON (UK) are in residence at iC4C for 2 weeks at the beginning of a new making process. Exploring movement, sound and lighting, the process will engage with scientists, visual artists, experimental musicians and those interested in experimental music. 

Find out more about their Dance4 activity on their page on our website.

LOREA BURGE and HANNAH PARSONS (UK) are joining us for a residency at iC4C prior to presenting their work, Unbaptised Infants, in the new year at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester. See booking details here.

ROBERTA JEAN (UK) will be working on her piece, Brocade. This is following on from it's presentation at international dance festival Tanzmesse and Roberta will be in our studios at iC4C in early November.


Body of Knowledge is an extended research project by dance artists SALLY DOUGHTY, RACHEL KRISCHE and LISA KENDALL (UK) which investigates how the dancer's body can be conceived as a living archive which holds memories and experiences physically and can be collected, articulated and disseminated as opposed to the traditional archival material of artefacts and documents. The research, in partnership with Derby Silk Mill Museum, will see the artists working in the new international Centre for Choreography, and meeting with specialists from within the field such as those working within conservation and preservation of objects and artificats and those who work to maintain the body, for example an osteopath.

You can keep up to date with this project by looking at the Body of Knowledge page on our website.


During late September & early October we joined COLETTE SADLER (UK)on a fantastical journey to the monster world in We Are The Monsters. This humorous dance performance aimed at children aged 4-8 years was witnessed by some really fantastic audiences in Brighton, Nottingham and Salford. Following the performance the children got to meet the monsters and we recieved some really lovely comments and feeback which captured the imagination of so many young people and adults alike.


Dance4 are a partner of InDialogue 2016. an international symposium that interrogates how artists and researchers use dialogue in practice. Artists involved in VIDA MIDGELOW, JANE BACON, CHLOE DECHERY and JANE McKERNAN. Find out more here.

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