CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANIES 

IN GREAT BRITAIN


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ENGLAND


Ashford

Jasmin Vardimon Company


Banbury

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


Birmingham

ACE dance and music  Artistic directors: Gail and Ian Parmel. 54-57 Floodgate StreetBirmingham  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.


Bradford

CC Dance Company  info[at]ccdanceltd.co.uk

Brighton

Billy Cowie Choreographer: Billy Cowie. billy[at]billycowie.com

Hofesh Schechter Company


Derbyshire

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.


Leicester

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.


London

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.

DAN'S Artistic director: Claire Seymour, Katrin Lerner, Alexis Ruiz, Maria Ligia, Jess Baddie, Iris De Brito, Marta Salcedo. 5 Cavendish Place, Marylebone W1G 0QA  T: 0207 998 4086  danslondonuk[at]gmail.com 

Dan's is a startup, founded in 2018 and with the intention of opening its doors in October of 2019 in London, in the Marylebone district. Daniel Bermeo, its founder,  after more than a decade of living in London, saw an opportunity in bringing a concept that could help people make friends, in a lively environment, and by belonging to a community.  The current options of the traditional pub, the weekend night club, had gaps in making people truly connect, with wellness and in a joyful setting. What if there could be a place that becomes a hub for physical wellness, for lively social interactions, for a community of positive, dynamic individuals, with an active lifestyle?  What if dancing became the central activity that brought this community together and what if this place focused on Latin music and brought forward the rhythm and spirit of this culture known for its sociability, its passion, its colorfulness and liveliness. This is what Dan’s wants to be.

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


Leamington Spa

Motionhouse Dance Theatre Artistic director. Kevin Finnan. info[at]motionhouse.co.uk / kevin[at]motionhouse.co.uk


Leeds

Phoenix Dance Theatre Artistic director: Javier De Frutos. T: 0113 242 3486 F: 0113 244 4736 info[at]phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

Verve


Merseyside

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.


Sheffield

Vincent Dance Theatre Artistic director: Charlotte Vincent. The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX, UK. T: 0114 221 0369 admin[at]vincentdt.com


Surrey

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!


Thatcham

NOCTURN Artistic director: John Darvell.

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.



SCOTLAND


Alan Greig Dance Theatre (X Factor Dance Company)

Curious Seed Artistic Direction: Christine Devaney.

David Hughes Dance

Errol White Dance

Janis Claxton Dance

La Nua

Scottish Dance Theatre

2Faced Dance Artistic Direction: Tamsin Fitzgerald.


WALES


Cardiff

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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