Dance4 brings Nottingham alive with energy at summer dance festival!

Taken from 69-Degrees

In a celebration of dance inspired, produced and presented in Nottingham, In Notts We Love Dance will kick of the summer showcasing the work of renowned professional artists and Nottingham’s freshest young dance talent across three weekends from Thursday, 26th June to Sunday, 13th July...

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Scott Lyall and Maria Hassabi


November 9, 2013: Maria Hassabi’s Premiere is being performed at The Kitchen. The doors to the theater open and five dancers—Biba Bell, Hristoula Harakas, Robert Steijn, Andros Zins-Browne, and Maria herself—await the audience in a line.

Maria Hassabi talks about her new show Premiere

in Interview Magazine

However, many performance artists never stop performing. For Maria Hassabi, taking a break just means more work—more critical thinking, more dancing, more experimentation.

Read more of this fascinating interview here.

New York's TIME OUT talks to Maria Hassabi

Maria Hassabi talks about Premiere

Continue reading the interview here

Dance4 Creating Opportunities for Talented Graduates

Bakani is one of just 40 recent graduates from around the country picked to receive a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary and he will spend 12 months working on a paid placement.

Paul Russ, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Dance4 said: “We’re really excited to have Bakani working with us and to be part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme. Making sure we have access to the widest pool of talent and new perspectives is absolutely vital to the success of individual organisations like ours and to the arts as a whole.”

Catalyst Consortium Project

Below you can read an Executive Summary and Top Tips and from our Catalyst Consortium experience.

Below that please find an article written by Mark Patterson, a member of the Commission Collective. The Commission Collective was made up of members of the public who came together to commission a new choreographic work, which resulted in Jane Mason's A dance at Home as part of Nottdance Festival 2015, of which you can watch just above.

New Home For Dance as Hosiery Factory is Transformed into New Creative Hub

The new venue is set to be a spectacular base for Dance4, helping it to support local, national and international artists to develop work under one roof in the heart of the city.

Dance4 will be moving to its new home on Dakeyne Street in Sneinton from its current base on College Street in the city, establishing Nottingham’s International Centre for Dance and Choreography.  

Surreal objects from iconic 70's opera Einstein on the Beach to be displayed at Backlit Gallery

Review by Rachel Gorman, Nottingham Post

Named after Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's five hour mock historical masterpiece the exhibition will dispaly work produced by the show's creators during its development between 1973 and 1976 including Wilson's rarely seen storyboards, texts by Christopher Knowles, a performance score by Philip Glass, drawings by Lucinda Childs and a stage direction from Andy De Groat. Wilson's iconic Einstein Chair, originally created for the performance will also be on view.

Festival to Showcase Northampton's Best Young Dancers

By Northants Herald and Post

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Let go of your sanity: Inside Opulence leaves you tangled in a Webb

On Wednesday 11th March 2015, Nottingham Contemporary hosted an exciting live showing of Inside Opulence as part of Dance4’s biennial Nottdance Festival. This festival strives to question the meaning of dance, whilst also bringing together “new artistic perspectives” from across the world. Perspectives like that of Jack Webb, one of Scotland’s leading choreographers and dancers, who helped the festival hit both these targets this year with Inside Opulence.

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