Dance4 CAT students join the National Youth Dance Company

The company, based at the UK’s leading dance house Sadler’s Wells, extensively led workshops and auditions across England to select new dancers to join the company and work closely with new Guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet

Concluding Nottdance 2017

Industry professionals and the general public descended on Nottingham for 5 days and 30+ events celebrating choreographic ideas foregrounding new works, discourse and research.

Dance4's new international Centre for Choreography (iC4C) was a bustling hub of ideas and conversation about choreography: Our partners in Nottingham and across the region joined us. Events were held at Backlit Gallery, Derby Museums, ncn Lace Market Gallery, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Contemporary, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Playhouse, and Wollaton Hall.

Performances | Nottdance 2017 Highlights

Begin your Nottdance at Nottingham Contemporary by joining Matthias Sperling investigate the relationship between mind and body in his performance lecture Now That We Know, exploring a hypothetical future in which that connection is clarified.

Research | Nottdance 2017 highlights

As such there will be many opportunities in which you can engage in research which takes a future look at choreography in the UK and provokes discussion and debate between artists, academics and the public.

Nottdance Debates | Nottdance 2017 highlights

Nottdance Debates: Politics
How do we posistion ourselves as artists to the current political situation? Post-referendum, it has often been said that our society is more sharply divided than ever and new kinds of listening are needed: can we do anything about that through our work as artists, and do we want to?

Take Part | Nottdance 2017 highlights

Choreographer Theo Clinkard invites professional dancers to come and join his company for daily classes.

CAT Alumni Achieve Success #3

Tammy Tsang: "My U.Dance journey started when tutors from the CAT scheme introduced us to the choreographic project “Xzibit” and encouraged us to take part in; so I took a chance to dance for other young creatives and later decided to choreograph a piece myself. It was quite a challenge choreographing a duet for the first time but it was worth all the hard work. It really is a valuable experience, to have brilliant mentors and guest artists delivering workshops.

CAT Alumni Achieve Success #1

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Josh Atwood
Josh joined Dance4 CAT in its pilot year in 2009. Josh had a very successful time with us, featuring in our Changing Perceptions project and gaining a place with the National Youth Dance Company in 2013. Josh left CAT to continue his training full time at London Contemporary Dance School in 2015.

Children storm the stage with awkward questions for grownups

by Lyn Gardner, Guardian

'Children are increasingly taking over our stages, working alongside professional theatre makers, and the results are often invigorating, challenging our expectations of both childhood and performance. [...]

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