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eNGine COLLECTIVE (UK) Jam on a Tram SATURDAY 5 JULY 11AM-4PM FREE Performances will take place on routes throughout Nottinghamshire. For live departure times on the day visit, follow Dance4 on Facebook or tweet @jamonatram Jam on a Tram is commissioned and produced by Dance4 with support from NET, One Nottingham and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.




Lustrum Aftermath

Aomori Aomori

The Lustrum project is a rare opportunity for professional dance artists to create and showcase five new dance works in just five days! Led by award winning British choreographer, Gary Clarke this fast and furious collaboration is driven by creative instinct and quick fire choices to create one off performances.

Lustrum Aftermath will present all five works created (a solo, a duet, a trio, a quartet and a quintet) that will intrigue and captivate audiences. Photo: Anthony Hopwood

Find yourself on an extraordinary journey as your tram ride is brought to life by the members of Nottinghamshire’s own eNGine Collective. Experience a performance as close as you can get as eleven dancers bring the journey to life through movement. Choreographed by New Zealand dance artist Sacha Copland, expect high energy, physical comedy and outrageous scenarios as the Collective interact with one another and the many unsuspecting audience members.

Photo: Sam Kirby

Photo: Cigi Giannella

SACHA COPLAND (NEW ZEALAND) in collaboration with

Artists interested in taking part should contact for details. Deadline: 6 June. SATURDAY 12 JULY 7.30PM NEVILLE STUDIO AT NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Tickets: £5 A co-production between Dance4 and DanceXchange, Birmingham.

Part of a long term collaboration that links the mountains of Sioned’s native Wales with the landscape of Aomori Japan, this performance brings together a cast of ten dancers, musicians and singers from across the globe alongside local performers for the latest incarnation of Aomori Project; a celebration of transformational landscapes and architectural spaces. Featuring Japanese Tsugaru teodori (hand dance) with the traditional plucked string instrument Tsugaru Shamisen alongside oldcustom minyo sining, the dance, sound and songs of Tsugaru reflect the vigor of human resilience between man and nature. From vertical to horizontal; the body becomes space and space is transformed into body; in repetition, movement assumes the sensibility of an internal landscape, reflecting the soul of Aomori, the silent repetition of snowfall. SUNDAY 13 JULY 3PM NEWTON & ARKWRIGHT BUILDING, NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY FREE (no booking required) Suitable for all • Duration: 1hr

Register your interest and learn the final 45 second section of the routine before you perform it live alongside the good people of Nottingham at Old Market Square on Saturday 12 July at 3pm. LIVE BOLERO! Torvill & Dean won Olympic Gold with Bolero in Sarajevo 30 years ago. Join the celebrations as the people of the East Midlands pay tribute to Nottingham’s finest sporting heroes through dance.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Send an email to and say you want to be part of Live Bolero! You’ll be sent a link to the very short, very easy choreography on 30 June. Any questions? Just direct them to Stuart. THE PERFORMANCE Before you take part in the live mass finale witness a cast of 150 performers who, alongside professional dancers Joseph Hall (Britain’s Got Talent finalist) Lisa Dzierzak, Laura Savage and Dance4 Young Associate Hannah McBrien will perform the Bolero choreography. For more info visit

Public spaces across Nottingham, Skegness and Corby will be transformed by mass public participation events to the sounds and moves of Torvill & Dean’s unforgettable choreography from Bolero. Working with professional dancers, hundreds of local people from all walks of life will take part, by learning a section of the routine and performing it LIVE. (Think co-ordinated flash mob) BE PART OF THIS DRAMATIC AND OUTSTANDING LIVE PERFORMANCE A short, easy to follow video created by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, mass movement co-ordinator of the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies will be available from 30 June. This video will teach you the simple choreography you need to practice for Live Bolero. No experience necessary! Learn it with a group or your own, it’s easy and fun however you do it. If you’re feeling unsure on the day, come down to the free 30 minute workshop at Intu Broadmarsh at 1.30pm before the performance, where professional dancers will rehearse with you in person.

SATURDAY 12 JULY 3PM OLD MARKET SQUARE, NOTTINGHAM FREE (no booking required) Suitable for all Live Bolero will also be presented at: SATURDAY 5 JULY SO FESTIVAL, SKEGNESS SUNDAY 13 JULY HIGHLAND GATHERING, CORBY Live Bolero is co-commissioned by Dance4 and the Foundation for Community Dance for the Big Dance Weekend 2014 in association with So Festival, artsNK, The Core, Corby and Nottingham Playhouse.

IN NOTTS WE LOVE DANCE THURSDAY 26 JUNE – SUNDAY 13 JULY IN NOTTS WE LOVE DANCE is a celebration of dance inspired, created and produced in Nottingham from professional artists to the city’s young talent. You can see extraordinary work presented in Nottingham’s Old Market Square, Intu Broadmarsh shopping centre as well as the city’s world class venues; Lakeside Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Contemporary.

This project is a partnership between Dance4, Experience Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City Council, Foundation for Community Dance and Youth Dance England to show the world that In Notts We Love Dance. SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE

BOLLYERO AT THE NATWEST T20 BLAST Dance4 heads to the cricket! Fusing Torvill & Dean’s Bolero with South Asian dance, choreographer Laura Savage is working with BTEC performing arts dance students from Rushey Mead School, Leicester to create Bollyero. U.Dance 2014 is the national youth dance festival run by Youth Dance England (YDE) in partnership with Dance4. Over 400 young dancers will descend upon Nottingham for a three day celebration of dance, made for and by young people to showcase the breadth and diversity of youth dance created across Britain.


U.DANCE FRINGE Two days of spectacular performances and audience participation across two locations: Old Market Square and intu Broadmarsh. Great for all the family – come along to watch and join the dance talent from across the UK.

OPENING NIGHT An evening packed with inventive and inspiring dance work performed by young people and introduced by by renowned choreographer and Chair of Youth Dance England, Richard Alston and Paul Russ, Chief Executive/Artistic Director of Dance4. The programme includes the acclaimed National Youth Dance Company (England), a new work by The Rashomon Effect, directed by Akram Khan and talented young people from the Dance4 Centre for Advanced Training. FRIDAY 27 JUNE 7PM NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Tickets: £7 – £10

This special commission stimulates creative links between Nottingham dance collective, eNGine, Nottingham Contemporary’s Young Curators, ‘Get Involved 17’ with young people from Nottingham Academy, Nottingham Girls Academy and Big Wood Academy. Together, they have created a dance work inspired by Nottingham Contemporary’s current exhibition Somewhat Abstract Selections from The Arts Council Collection. FRIDAY 27 JUNE 11AM-3PM VARIOUS CITY CENTRE LOCATIONS, OLD MARKET SQUARE, NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY FREE

NOTT JUST BALLET (UK) Nott Just Ballet reunites The Renewal Trust, Dance4 and Birmingham Royal Ballet to build on the success of last year’s Nott Ballet project. A week of dance workshops for 60 local young people to build confidence, self-esteem and artistic skills, culminates in a one-off performance on the world class stage at Theatre Royal, Nottingham during the run of La Fille Mal Gardée by Birmingham Royal Ballet. FRIDAY 27 JUNE 5PM THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM FREE For more information visit

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SATURDAY 28 JUNE FROM 2PM TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND Performed on the outfield pre-match and during the interval Tickets from

Suitable for all • Duration: 25 mins For Birmingham Royal Ballet tickets visit

FRINGE EVENTS SATURDAY 28 JUNE INTU BROADMARSH 11.30AM-3.30PM OLD MARKET SQUARE11.30AM-3.30PM FREE YDE’s National Young Dance Ambassadors presents their selection of performances chosen by them as part of this high profile national event. They have reviewed nine regional U.Dance performances that took place across England – their dance choices make compelling and exciting viewing! OLD MARKET SQUARE 1PM-2.30PM FRINGE EVENTS SUNDAY 29 JUNE INTU BROADMARSH 11.30AM-3PM OLD MARKET SQUARE 11.30AM-3PM FREE Sunday’s Fringe events will showcase specially selected East Midlands dance groups who wowed the judges at the region’s county events. Look out for performances from professional dancers Breakdancing Gorillas and be sure to stick around for the performance from professional dance company StopGap at 2.30pm.

U.DANCE ON SCREEN 2014 Youth Dance England presents film screenings of short dance films made by or including young people. The films were selected following a national call for entries and eight intriguing and unique films were selected. If you’ve never been to see dance for the camera before this is a fantastic opportunity to see a short selection. For full details visit SATURDAY 28 JUNE 6PM SUNDAY 29 JUNE 3PM USTINOV ROOM AT NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE FREE

SUPER SATURDAY A stunning night of youth dance work including two New Dimensions pieces, a strand of the festival which showcases exceptional work that really pushes the boundaries of youth dance work. The evening will also showcase a piece by the National South Asian Centre for Advanced Training, which brings together their Kathak and Bharatanatyam dancers. SATURDAY 28 JUNE 7PM NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Tickets: £7 – £10

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CAROLINE BOWDITCH AND GUEST SPEAKERS Dance4 presents a day of inclusive dance as part of its Changing Perceptions programme. This symposium will explore how the dance sector enhances provision and progression routes for young people with disabilities. Drawing upon research commissioned and launched by Dance4 in 2013 (available from, this forward looking and probing symposium will be led by experts. Delegates can discuss and recommend mechanisms for greater provision for young disabled dancers. SUNDAY 29 JUNE 11AM–12.30PM THE DINING ROOM, NOTTINGHAM COUNCIL HOUSE FREE (booking essential: email





Petroglyph Petroglyph is a new work that captures the physical, emotional and intellectual force of the human being. It is an epic physical celebration of young people joining forces and coming together: a sculptural and powerful work that takes a close look at human relationships, individuality and the search for common ground. Created by acclaimed choreographers Gary Clarke and TC Howard, with a company of diverse young performers from acros the East Midlands and set to a live score by alternative rock band ‘Best of Friends’. SUNDAY 29 JUNE 1PM–2PM THE SPACE, NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY FREE (booking essential: email

 The Awakening involves four characters trapped in a strange but mesmerising ritual. Choreographed by learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia, The Awakening is performed by four disabled and non-disabled dancers. A quiet but simmering disruption in an outdoor space. SUNDAY 29 JUNE 2.30PM–3PM

GRAND FINALE A vibrant range of youth dance work featuring two exceptional presentations; a specially commissioned performance led by Dance4, performed by disabled and non-disabled dancers from across the East Midlands and three pieces selected through U.Dance South Asian, a new strand to the Festival. SUNDAY 29 JUNE 4PM–6PM NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Tickets: £7 – £10

IN NOTTS WE LOVE DANCE gives local dancers and communities from Nottingham and the East Midlands an opportunity to get together and share their enthusiasm, passion and energy in dance. With representation from many different dance groups with an age range of 10–60, expect a colourful vibrant programme of dance from genres that include belly dance, street, latin, rock and roll and many more. For further information and up-to-the-minute line-up news is available from and SATURDAY 5 JULY 11.30AM–3.30 PM OLD MARKET SQUARE, NOTTINGHAM FREE (no booking required)