Welcome to the Dance Umbrella blog; a space for artists, audiences, partners and participants to share their reflections, inspiration and behind the scenes insights into dance, performance and 21st century choreography.

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  • Reflection on AH/HA / Lisbeth Gruwez

    Published on: 10:50am 29 October 2015, by Korallia Stergides, guest blogger from Next Choreography group


  • Review: Double Bill: OURS/GIVE ME A REASON TO LIVE

    Published on: 4:57pm 19 October 2015, by Katharina Joy Book, guest blogger from Next Choreography group

    An astonishing combination of works was shown on Saturday evening at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells Theatre - Ours by Idan Sharabi & Dancers, followed by Give Me A Reason To Live by ...

  • Interpretive Dance

    Published on: 11:39am 12 October 2015, by Jeni Draper

    I love watching dance. Other than basic ballet as a child, a stab at tap for a while which my brothers found highly amusing as I crashed around the kitchen and the compulsory dance classes at drama school ...

  • My placement at Dance Umbrella

    Published on: 9:46am 25 September 2015, by Alice Westoby

    I graduated from the University of Chichester last summer and my work placement during the 2014 Dance Umbrella festival was my first taste of the dance industry as a graduate, and how I was thrown in ...