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Anjali Dance Company Artistic director: Nicole Thomson. The Mill Arts Centre Spiceball Park Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 5QE T/F: 01295 251909 info[at]anjali.co.uk
ACE dance and music Artistic directors: Gail and Ian Parmel. 54-57 Floodgate Street, Birmingham B5 5SL T: 0121 314 5830 admin[at]acedanceandmusic.com. ACE dance and music is a national touring dance company based in Birmingham UK. We are an internationally recognized leader in the field of Contemporary African and Caribbean Dance. Our signature style is Afro-fusion – dance which is rooted in traditional forms yet expressed through a purely contemporary lens. By combining African & Caribbean movement aesthetics with contemporary techniques we create high quality innovative performance – always combining dance with original music and often using new digital media and techniques from other disciplines including theatre.
BradfordCC Dance Company info[at]ccdanceltd.co.uk
Billy Cowie Choreographer: Billy Cowie. billy[at]billycowie.com
Adaire to Dance Artistic direction and choreography: Alice Vale. 155 Starkholmes Road, Matlock DE4 5JA. info[at]adairetodance.co.uk
Adaire to Dance is a Contemporary dance theatre company, performing choreography by artistic director Alice Vale. Her work spans humour, film and pure movement, giving a diverse insight into the world of contemporary dance.
TheNaked. Artistic direction and choreography: Charlotte Benns.
TheNaked.'s mission is to use dance in order to communicate multi-cultural and personal issues in a raw and striking way; working alongside those affected to help others understand and deal with difficulties in their lives.
akram khan company Choreographer: Akram Khan. Unit 232a 35 Britannia Row London N1 8QH T: +44 (0)20 7354 4333 F: +44 (0)20 7354 5554 office[at]akramkhancompany.net
Amici Dance Theatre Company Artistic director: Wolfgang Stange. Turtle Key Arts Ladbroke Hall, 79 Barbly Road London W10 6AZ T: 020 8964 5060 F: 020 8964 4080
Bottlefed Artists: Kathrin Bigler, Rebeca Fernandez Lopez. Bottlefed, 13 Sydney Road, London, N10 2LR T: +44 (0)78 06 497 138 info[at]bottlefed.org
CandoCo Dance Company Artistic director: Celeste Dandeker. Office: 2T Leroy House 436 Essex Road London N1 3QP Studio: ANTC Wood Lane Stanmore HA7 4AP Middlesex T: +44(0)20 7704 6845 F: +44(0)20 7704 1645 info[at]candoco.co.uk
Carol Brown Dances Choreographer: Carol Brown. carol[at]carolbrowndances.com
Dance United Artistic direction: Andrew Coggins and Rob Lyden. Choreographer: Various. One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS. T: +44 (0)20 7713 7242 F: +44 (0)20 7833 9537 E-mail Address: info[at]dance-united.com
Dance United is an award winning UK charity that unites high quality contemporary dance with social concern. At the heart of the organisation’s ambition is an unshakeable belief that every life should have meaning and purpose. Founded in 2000, Dance United has gained an international reputation for delivering intensive interventions based on professional contemporary dance training that can radically change the lives of people for the better and particularly those who are marginalised and affected by poverty, social inequality, crime and lack of opportunity. Dance United is located near King’s Cross and supports frontline programmes in London, Yorkshire and Wessex. More recently, Dance United has come to be known for its large-scale productions and films such as DESTINO: A Contemporary Dance Story.
DV8 Artistic director: Lloyd Newson. Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB T: +44 (0)20 7655 0977 dv8[at]artsadmin.co.uk
Green Candle Dance Company Artistic director: Fergus Early. Oxford House Derbyshire St. London, E2 6HG T: 020 7739 7722 info[at]greencandledance.com
h2dance Choreographers: Hanna Gillgren, Heidi Rustgaard. T: +44 (0)7944 045416 cath[at]h2dance.com
Henri Oguike Dance Company Choreographer: Henri Oguike. The Music Base, King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG T: 44 (0) 207 014 2822 admin[at]henrioguikedance.co.uk
IJAD Choreographer : Joumana Mourad. 22 Allison Road London N8 0AT info[at]ijad.freeserve
Jason Mabana Dance Choreographer: Jason Mabana. info[at]jasonmabanadance.com
Jean Abreu Dance Choreographer : Jean Abreu.
Michael Clark Company Choreographer: Michael Clark. Stage Door, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK T: 0044 (0)20 7382 7170 info[at]michaelclarkcompany.com
MIKS Choreographers: Anais Bouts, Sara Lindström, Ida Uvaas, Maija Nurmio. 11 Beaufort Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 2TH +44 20 8541 5399 miksproject[at]gmail.com / sarah[at]stdma.com
New Adventures Artistic director: Matthew Bourne. c/o Sadler's Wells Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN T/F: +44 (0)20 7713 6766 info[at]new-adventures.net
New Art Club Artistic directors: Tom Roden, Pete Shenton. T: +44 (0) 207 724 1616 info[at]newartclub.org
Protein Dance Artistic director: Luca Silvestrini. Sarah Trist Dance Management Agency Ltd 11 Beaufort Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 2TH T: 07757 654790 sarah[at]stdma.com
Rambert Dance Company Artistic director: Mark Baldwin. 94 Chiswick High Road London W4 1SH T: +44 (0) 20 8630 0600 F: +44 (0) 20 8747 8323 rdc[at]rambert.org.uk
Random Dance Artistic director: Wayne McGregor. Sadler's Wells Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN T: +44 20 7278 6015 F: +44 20 7278 5469 random[at]randomdance.org
Random Transformations Dance Company Choreographer : Ebru Aydar. 5 Stile Hall Grdns, Flat 3, Chiswick, London, W4 3BS T : 02087427958 M: 07717425907
Richard Alston Dance Company Artistic director: Richard Alston. The Place 17 Duke's Road London WC1H 9PY
Robert Hylton Urban Classicism Choreographer: Robert Hylton. 4B Chapelway Finsbury Park London N76RQ T: +44(0) 20 72635883 info[at]urbanclassicism.com
Russell Maliphant Company Choreographer: Russell Maliphant. Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN T: +44 (0) 20 7278 1295 info[at]rmcompany.co.uk
Seven Sisters Group Artistic director: Susanne Thomas. admin[at]sevensistersgroup.com
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company Choreographer: Shobana Jeyasingh. Moving Arts Base 134 Liverpool Road London, N1 1LA T: 020 7697 4444 F: 020 7697 4455
Siobhan Davies Dance Choreographer: Siobhan Davies. 85 St George's Road, London, SE1 6ER, UK T: +44 (0)20 7091 9650 F: +44 (0)20 7091 9669 info[at]siobhandavies.com
Springs Dance Company Artistic director: Ruth Hughes. 23 Lampmead Road, London SE12 8QJ T: +44 7775 628 442 info[at]springsdancecompany.org.uk Springs Dance Company is a vibrant contemporary dance organization bringing creative and engaging dance to a diverse range of venues and communities. Founded over 35 years ago, we are one of the longest-established dance companies in the UK.
Stephanie Schober Dance Company Choreographer: Stephanie Schober. info[at]stephanieschober.co.uk
Suraya Hilal Dance Company Choreographer: Suraya Hilal. T(Italy): + 39 055 340760 T(UK): + 44 7810396456 info[at]hilaldance.com
Tavaziva Dance Company Choreographer: Bawren Tavaziva. movingartsbase, Syracusae, 134 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA T: 020 7700 3040 info[at]tavazivadance.com
Texterritory Choreographer: Sheron Wray. Grace [at] texterritory.com
The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs Artistic director: Lea Anderson. LF1.1 Lafone House The Leathermarket 11–13 Leathermarket Street London SE1 3HN . UK T: +44(0)20 7378 8800 F: +44(0)20 7378 8810 admin[at]thecholmondeleys.org
Natashas Project Choreographer: Erena Bordon Sanchez
The NATASHAS Project is an international non-profit contemporary dance company founded in 2013 to join the battle against human trafficking and modern day slavery in sex slavery.
Tilted Productions Artistic director: Maresa von Stockert. c/o Dance Digital 2 Bond Street Chelmsford Essex CM1 1GH T: 00 44 (0)1206 825 674 info[at]tilted.org.uk
Turner Dance Choreographer: Jane Turner.
Union Dance Artistic director: Corrine Bougaard. 6 Charing Cross Rd London WC2H 0HG T: +44 (0)20 7836 7837 F: +44 (0)20 7836 7847 corrine.bougaard[at]uniondance.co.uk
Yorke Dance Project Artistic director: Yolande Yorke-Edgell. Choreographer: US and UK choreographers. 28 Ranelagh Avenue, London SW13 0BL T: 07790022056 mail[at]yorkedance.com The company is a touring repertory contemporary ballet company performing works by masters such as Kenneth MacMillan and Robert Cohan in addition to current and emerging artists.
Zikzira Choreographer: Fernanda Lippi. zz[at]zikzira.com
Motionhouse Dance Theatre Artistic director. Kevin Finnan. info[at]motionhouse.co.uk / kevin[at]motionhouse.co.uk
Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic director: Javier De Frutos. T: 0113 242 3486 F: 0113 244 4736 info[at]phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk
Belinda Grantham dance company Artistic direction and choreography: Belinda Grantham. St. Helens. Belindagrantham[at]hotmail.com
Accesible Interdisciplinary dance theatre.
Newcastle upon Tyne
balletLORENT Artistic director: Liv Lorent. c/o DanceCity Temple Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4BR T: +44 (0)191 233 1811 christine[at]balletlorent.com
Eliot Smith Dance Artistic director: Eliot Smith. Choreographer:
Eliot Smith and Guest Choreographers. The Barre Studios, 56 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne NE65
0TD T: 07974582973 info[at]eliotsmithdance.com
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Eliot Smith Dance is an internationally touring, contemporary dance company in residence at the Barre Studios and is led by Artistic Director Eliot Smith. The Company repertory consists of technically and theatrically brilliant male and female talented dancers, with works created by Eliot Smith and internationally acclaimed choreographers.
Fertile Ground formerly Dora Frankel Dancee Artistic direction: Dora Frankel. Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. Zip/Postal Code: NE14BR T: +44 (0)191 2695581 info[at]fertileground.org.uk
Fertile Ground is a graduate dance company based in the North East UK creating and producing a broad range of dance activities; a vibrant seed bed of activity led by Artistic Director Dora Frankel. We perform in unusual locations and also offer a rich and rewarding education programme of workshops, residencies, taster sessions, lecture demonstrations and 'meet the artists' events. We also help organisations to develop contemporary dance opportunities in their venue and area. Our programmes of work take us to schools, colleges, universities, theatres, galleries and outside spaces including heritage sites. We entertain and enrich the lives of people through dance and are committed to collaboration within the arts and outside.
Vincent Dance Theatre Artistic director: Charlotte Vincent. The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX, UK. T: 0114 221 0369 admin[at]vincentdt.com
Tailor-Made Dance Artistic direction and choreography: Jessica Walrond. Woking T: 07738901043 info[at]tailor-madedancecompany.co.uk
Tailor-Made Dance Company aims to widen the awareness of and access to Contemporary dance in Surrey. Through classes, workshops and projects, Tailor-Made hopes to see more people engaging with dance, by inspiring and enthusing everyone they work with.
In regards to making work, Tailor-Made aims to showcase the people in and the places of Surrey, promote contemporary dance and create quirky, innovative and accessible work, which targets a variety of audiences and captures the imagination of the public through exciting and entertaining site specific dances which brings to life unusual, unused and unloved spaces.
Look out for an exciting pop-up dance piece in a shop, hospital or park near you!
Tyne and Wear
Dora Frankel Dance Artistic direction: Dora Frankel. Choreographer: Various. Street Address: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Zip/Postal Code: NE1 4BR T: 441912695581 E-mail Address: dora[at]dorafrankeldance.co.uk
A vibrant and accessible touring contemporary dance company forging alliances with national and international choreographers working with theatre and non theatre based performances.
Curious Seed Artistic Direction: Christine Devaney.
2Faced Dance Artistic Direction: Tamsin Fitzgerald.
National Dance Company Wales Artistic Director: Ann Sholem. Dance House Wales Millenium Centre Pierhead str. Cardiff Bay CF10 4PH T: 44 0 29 2063 5600 F: 44 0 29 2063 5601 info[at]ndcwales.co.uk
Striking Attitudes Artistic direction: Caroline Lamb. Choreographer: Caroline Lamb plus others. 116 Kimberley Road Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5DN. T: 07909 806119 ladycarolinelamb[at]btinternet.com
Wales based dance theatre company working primarily with older professional dancers.
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