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Performances and Classes Jan – April 2018 YEARS


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Déda celebrates 20 years! 2018 marks twenty years since Déda moved into this beautiful building on Chapel Street. Over the last twenty years we have achieved some wonderful things, working with Derby schools and community groups to improve education, health and wellbeing, and social issues with some of the hardest to reach groups in the city. We have presented high quality dance and contemporary circus to the city of Derby and created partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through dance and the arts. Help us celebrate our 20th year and support a sustainable future for the organisation.

£20 could enable two people living with dementia to attend an accessible dance workshop. £200 could provide training for a teacher to deliver Arts Award activities in their school. £2,000 could establish a bursary to enable young people struggling financially to continue with their dance and contemporary circus journey. There are many ways you can support Déda, from adding a donation to your booking, volunteering your time or remembering us in your Will.

Photo: North East Midland Photographic

Déda is a registered charity (1053633) and your donation will have a huge impact on the next 20 years! Support us now and Arts Council England will match your donation £ for £, making your generosity go even further.


Déda is a creative centre for Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work – connecting locally, nationally and internationally.



Cover photo: Mark Dawson

elcome to the Spring 2018 programme, celebrating the start of Déda’s 20th anniversary year in our fantastic Chapel Street home. Derby Dance Agency moved from Derby Playhouse in January 1998 and to commemorate this we are presenting a very special series of events which we will bring you news of throughout the year. So many people have been involved over the years from audiences and artists to colleagues and choreographers – we want to thank you all for making Déda the amazing organisation it is today. Keep your eye out for the distinctive 20 year mark we have created to help you navigate the next 12 months. January is such a great time to begin something new so why not kick off that New Year’s Resolution by starting a class at Déda. We are the city’s home for social dancing with our Argentine Tango, Salsa, Ballroom and Rock ‘n’ Roll classes

helping to fuel that ‘strictly feeling’. The great thing is that now you can put what you have learned into action at our monthly Salsa Pineapple party nights and also at our daytime Tea Dance. The Déda Theatre will be buzzing over the coming months, presenting some of the best dance and circus artists in the UK. Our Associate Artists Nikki & JD will be performing Knot; brilliant acrobatics and a great story. Choreographer Joss Arnott presents a breath taking triple bill of high energy dance and we remain committed to bringing the best work for children and their families – look out for Night at the Theatre! In this very special year I am very proud of all the work that has gone into establishing Déda as one of the UK’s leading arts organisations but I am even more excited by the opportunities that are still to come. Stephen Munn CEO and Artistic Director 3



Please contact the Dance Development and Learning Team or Box Office to find out which is the right class for you.


Play, Dance, Move*

Ballet Minis*

Recommended for 18 months to 4 years MON : 10.30 – 11.15am FRI : 10.30 – 11.15am

Recommended for 3 to 4 years SAT : 10.30 – 11.15am

Movers & Shakers* Recommended for 2 to 5 years SAT : 9.45 – 10.30am

Hip Hop Minis* Recommended for 3 to 4 years SAT : 10.00 – 10.45am

Photos: Maria Falconer, Greg Jackson

Fun and friendly weekly classes for young children and their grown-ups, offering a playful approach to dance using movement, music and props.

18 months – 5 years

Artist Abbie Smith introduces your pre-school child to the basics of ballet through a creative and imaginative approach. Please note: Children attend Hip Hop and Ballet Minis independently.

4 – 7 years


Dance Styles

Make the most of your child’s imagination in classes which explore movement and develop confidence.

Beginners technique classes – come along and try these exciting dance styles! Advanced booking essential.

Creative Dance 1

Ballet Kids*

4 to 7 years (reception to year 2) SAT : 9.00 – 9.45am £24.00 for half term 1 £16.00 for half term 2

4 to 7 years SAT : 11.15 – 12.00pm SAT : 12.15 – 1.00pm

Hip Hop Kids* 4 to 7 years SAT : 10.45 – 11.30am SAT : 12:30 – 1.15pm




7 – 11 years



An introduction to circus skills for young people.

Begin your journey into classical dance with these inspiring technique classes.

Junior Acrobatics*

Ballet Juniors*

7 to 11 years TUE : 4.30 – 5.30pm Beginners

7 to 11 years SAT : 1.00 – 2.00pm

TUE : 5.30 – 6.30pm Improvers


7 to 11 years (yrs 3 – 6) SAT : 11.45 – 12.45pm Beginners

Develop performance, improvisation and choreography skills in these fun and challenging classes.

SAT : 9.00 – 10.00am Improvers

Creative Dance 2

Aerial Juniors

7 to 9 years SAT : 9.00 – 10.00am £27.00 for half term 1 £18.00 for half term 2

6-week course starting 13 January £30 4-week course starting 3 March £20

Creative Dance 3


9 to 11 years SAT : 1.15 – 2.15pm £27.00 for half term 1 £18.00 for half term 2

Hip Hop Juniors* 7 to 11 years SAT : 11.30 – 12.30pm

Photos: Maria Falconer, Greg Jackson

Dance to the hottest tracks and learn some funky moves in these drop-in classes.

Déda|Academy drop-in class prices: ¾ hour class: £4.50 1 hour class: £5.00 * Drop-in class 5



10 – 19 years

Hip Hop Youth*


11 to 19 years MON : 5.00 – 6.00pm An action-packed, fun and friendly class. Learn routines, techniques and performance styles to the latest pop, hip hop and R’n’B.

An introduction to acrobatics, circus skills and aerial.

Youth Acrobatics* 11 to 19 years TUE : 5.30 – 6.30pm Improvers

Accessible Creative Movement Youth*

Aerial Youth

10 to 19 years SAT : 2.00 – 3.00pm A fun-filled class for young disabled people

11 to 19 years SAT : 10.15 – 11.15am Improvers SAT : 12.45 – 1.45pm Beginners

We can help you achieve your Arts Award!

6-week course starting 13 January £30 4-week course starting 3 March £20

General information If you would like more information about any of our classes please contact the Box Office or visit Déda|Academy classes are priced at £4.50 for 45 minute classes, £5.00 for 1 hour classes. 6

Photos: Maria Falconer

Please contact the Dance Development and Learning Team for more information.

*All Academy classes are payable termly unless indicated as a drop-in class – advanced booking is strongly advised for some of our drop-in classes. All under 18s must complete an enrolment form. Please contact the Box Office team for more information.

There will be no Déda|Academy classes during half term week commencing Monday 19 February. Health and Safety: We want you to enjoy your classes safely. If you have an injury or health issue that may affect your participation please let your teacher know.



Photo: Trevor Smith

Photo: Greg Jackson

10 – 19 years

Déda Youth Performance Companies work towards performance opportunities at a regional and national level, plus national development opportunities including U.Dance and the Dance4 Centre for Advanced Training. Commitment is required and therefore we ask for a payment each half term.

Youth Dance and Circus Company 11 to 19 years MON : 5.00 – 6.00pm A new performance company fusing dance, acrobatics and aerial skills. £30.00 for half term 1 £20.00 for half term 2



10 to 13 years WED : 4.45 – 6.00pm A mixed young people’s performance company working together in funfilled creative sessions.

13 to 19 years WED : 7.30 – 9.00pm An award-winning contemporary company, nurturing and challenging young dancers who are looking toward future dance careers. Enrolment is via audition only.

£33.00 for half term 1 £22.00 for half term 2

InCompany If you would like to join a performance company, please speak to the Box Office team on 01332 370911, email or complete an online enrolment form.

13 to 19 years WED : 6.00 – 7.30pm An all-female company working together creatively to devise their own choreography.

£39.00 for half term 1 £26.00 for half term 2

Derbyshire Youth Dance Company 11 to 19 years WED : 6.00 – 8.00pm At the Chesterfield Assembly Rooms A contemporary performance company based in Derbyshire, designed to develop and challenge those wishing to pursue a career in dance. £90 per term

£39.00 for half term 1 £26.00 for half term 2 7


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Keep an eye on the Déda website for details of additional workshop activities and class tasters





Play, Dance, Move* Youth Dance and Circus Company Hip Hop Youth* (11–19 years)

* drop-in class

10.30–11.15am 5.00–6.00pm 5.00–6.00pm

TUESDAY Junior Acrobatics Beginners* (7–11 years) Junior and Youth Acrobatics Improvers* (7–19 years)

4.30–5.30pm 5.30–6.30pm

WEDNESDAY Jump (10–13 years) InCompany (13–19 years) Bounceback (13–19 years)

4.45–6.00pm 6.00–7.30pm 7.30–9.00pm

FRIDAY Play, Dance, Move*


SATURDAY Creative Dance 1 (4–7 years) 9.00–9.45am Creative Dance 2 (7–9 years) 9.00–10.00am Aerial Junior Improvers (7–11 years) 9.00–10.00am Movers & Shakers* (2–5 years) 9.45–10.30am Hip Hop Minis* (3–4 years) 10.00–10.45am Aerial Youth Improvers (11–19 years) 10.15–11.15am Ballet Minis* (3–4 years) 10.30–11.15am Hip Hop Kids 1* (4–7 years) 10.45–11.30am Ballet Kids 1* (4–7 years) 11.15am–12.00pm Hip Hop Juniors* (7–11 years) 11.30am–12.30pm Aerial Juniors Beginners (7–11 years) 11.45am–12.45pm Ballet Kids 2* (4–7 years) 12.15–1.00pm Hip Hop Kids 2* (4–7 years) 12.30–1.15pm Aerial Youth Beginners (11–19 years) 12.45–1.45pm Ballet Juniors* (7–11 years) 1.00–2.00pm Creative Dance 3 (9–11 years) 1.15–2.15pm Accessible Creative Movement 2.00–3.00pm Youth (10–18 years)


Hatha Yoga L1 & 2 Commercial Dance L1 & 2 Pilates L1 Pilates L2 Argentine Tango L1 Argentine Tango L2

12.00–1.30pm 5.30–6.30pm 6.00–7.00pm 7.00–8.00pm 7.00–8.00pm 8.00–9.00pm

TUESDAY Ashtanga Yoga L1 Contemporary L1 & 2 Ballroom and Latin L1 Ashtanga Yoga L2 Ballet L2 Ballroom and Latin L2 Belly Dance L1 & 2

5.30–6.30pm 6.00–7.00pm 6.30–7.30pm 6.30–8.00pm 7.00–8.00pm 7.30–8.30pm 8.15–9.15pm

WEDNESDAY Ballet L1 10.45–11.45am Barre Fit L1 & 2 6.00–6.45pm Rock ’n’ Roll with a twist of Swing L1 7.15–8.15pm Burlesque L1 & 2 8.00–9.00pm Rock ’n’ Roll with a twist of SwingL2 8.15–9.15pm

THURSDAY Dance Gold L1 & 2 IYENGAR Yoga L1 Ballet L1 Salsa IYENGAR Yoga L2

1.30–2.30pm 5.30–7.00pm 6.00–7.00pm from 7.15pm 7.15–8.45pm

FRIDAY Accessible Creative Movement


FRIDAY Aerial L2 Introduction to Aerial

2.00–4.00pm 4.00–5.00pm

45 min/1 hr class: £7 (£6) 1½hr class: £9 (£8) unless stated otherwise


Stay for both classes for £10


SOCIAL DANCING Argentine Tango

Rock ’n’ Roll with a twist of Swing



Level 1 7.00 – 8.00pm Level 2 8.00 – 9.00pm These lessons introduce the passionate style of tango in a fun and easy-going way, with emphasis on communication and spontaneity rather than memorising long sequences of steps.

Level 1 7.15 – 8.15pm Level 2 8.15 – 9.15pm Learn the dance styles of the ’50s through these exhilarating and energetic lessons

Ballroom and Latin Tuesday

Level 2 7.30 – 8.30pm For people who want to improve their steps and learn new moves – partner required

Photo: Charlotte Jopling

Level 1 6.30 – 7.30pm Learn the basics of Quickstep, Waltz, Foxtrot and Latin American. No partner required.

Salsa Thursday from 7.15pm The popular style of Salsa is a brilliant way to meet new people and is easy to learn too – you have nothing to lose but your inhibitions!

5 for 4 offer Book four individual adult classes at the same time and get the fifth class free (Offer does not include Pilates beginners course, Déda|Academy classes, and Aerial courses). Terms and conditions apply.

Young people aged 13+ may attend adult classes when accompanied by someone 16 or over. (Applies to all adult classes except Aerial and Burlesque)

Health and Safety: We want you to enjoy your classes safely. If you have an injury or health issue that may affect your participation please inform your teacher. 9

ADULT CLASSES 45 min/1 hr class: £7 (£6) 1½hr class: £9 (£8) unless stated otherwise


STYLES & TECHNIQUES Introduction to Aerial



Levels 1 and 2 5.30 – 6.30pm Learn music video moves to the latest chart, pop and R&B tunes. Streetdance and Jazz styles. New routines every 3 to 4 weeks.

Level 1 4.00 – 5.00pm 5 week course starting 13 January £35 Photo: Richard Richards

Commercial Dance

5 week course starting 24 February £35

Aerial: Hoop and Trapeze






Levels 1 and 2 6.00 – 7.00pm Designed for all levels, this energetic and accessible class will help you develop dynamic and fluid movement.

Level 2 7.00 – 8.00pm A lively class ideal for those with some experience of ballet who want to develop their skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Levels 1 and 2 8.00 – 9.00pm From showgirl to 1950s pin up starlet, this class will bring out your confidence by learning a mixture of routines from commercial burlesque to more traditional styles.

Level 2 2.00 –4.00pm 5 week course starting 13 January £70

Belly Dance



Level 1 10.45 – 11.45am Start your day with a beautiful Ballet class, suitable for beginners or those returning to dance.


Levels 1 and 2 8.15 – 9.15pm Great for toning, strength and coordination, our tribal style belly dance teaches a vocabulary of beautiful movements, drawn from Eastern and Western cultures. New movements added each week, so start early in the term for the best experience. 10

Aerial: Fixed Point Rope and Silks Saturday Level 2 2.00 – 4.00pm 5 week course starting 24 February £70 Learn new skills, and develop the strength and flexibility needed for more advanced moves.

Thursday Level 1 6.00 – 7.00pm Perfect for beginners, this popular class is a fun introduction to ballet technique.

Photo: Richard Richards


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A GUIDE TO LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 Level 1 classes are suitable for beginners, those returning to dance or exercise and people looking to master the fundamentals of a style. Level 2 classes are perfect for people seeking progression, skills development and those who want to learn more challenging moves. Levels 1 and 2 classes are open to all abilities.




Levels 1 and 2 12.00 – 1.30pm Perfect for beginners and those coming back to yoga after a break; this class will include postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation.

Levels 1 and 2 1.30 – 2.30pm A fun, ‘no-pressure’ dance class designed for the more mature mover; improving posture, balance, mobility and coordination.

Photo: Richard Richards

Hatha Yoga

Pilates Monday

Ashtanga Yoga

Level 1 6.00 – 7.00pm 6-week course starting 8 January £42/£36


5-week course starting 19 February £35/£30 Level 2 7.00 – 8.00pm Floor-based conditioning to improve strength, flexibility and posture.

Photo: Maria Falconer

No classes 26 February

Wednesday Levels 1 and 2 6.00 – 6.45pm Stretch, tone and build long, lean muscles in this fun, energetic fitness class combining ballet technique with easy to follow exercises. ®used with permission of Geeta and Prashant Iyengar, Trade Mark Owner

Thursday Level 1 5.30 – 7.00pm Level 2 7.15 – 8.45pm Improve flexibility, strength and stamina in hard-working IYENGAR Yoga classes to enhance your overall fitness and sense of well-being.

Level 1 5.30 – 6.30pm Level 2 6.30 – 8.00pm Balance both body and mind with this dynamic yoga style and get an all-round energising and deeply calming workout.

Barre Fit


Accessible Creative Movement

5 for 4 offer


Book four individual adult classes at the same time and get the fifth class free (Offer does not include Pilates beginners course, Déda|Academy classes, and Aerial courses). Terms and conditions apply.

11.45am – 12.45pm Fun packed classes where disabled people feel safe to dance and express themselves – carers, friends and family welcome. £6


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6 – 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 6.30 – 8pm 8pm – 1am 2 – 4pm 8pm 7.30pm

Artspace Loughborough CUBE at Déda Derby Jazz Print Project Urbano Déda and Hopfrogs Dance Derby Jazz Circomedia

Exhibition Launch Poetry Evening Oobleck Exhibition Launch Salsa Club Night Tea Dance Beats & Pieces Cut The Mustard

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7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 8pm – 1am 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm 2 – 4pm 11am/1pm/3pm

Joss Arnott Dance CUBE at Déda Derby Jazz Urbano Nikki & JD Tilted Productions Scarlett Daggers and Déda Déda and Hopfrogs Dance Lyngo Theatre

Triple Bill Poetry Evening Christine Tobin – Pelt Salsa Club Night Knot Constructions of Thin Air La Dé Da Cabaret Tea Dance Egg and Spoon

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Poetry Evening Exhibition Launch plus InCompany Dan Martin and Dan Johnson Hyena Interface 18 Salsa Club Night Tea Dance Night at the Theatre

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Poetry Evening Gary Reader Group TEN Salsa Club Night Tea Dance Joint Honours Degree Show Toro Flamenco Express

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JANUARY 04 04 05 11 12 17 19 26

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FEBRUARY 01 01 02 09 10 15 17 21 23

Thu Thu Fri Fri Sat Thu Sat Wed Fri

MARCH 01 01

Thu Thu

7.30pm 6 – 7.30pm

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Fri Sat Fri Sat Wed Sat

8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8pm – 1am 2 – 4pm 11am

CUBE at Déda Maria Falconer, Tilted Productions, Clare Fisher Derby Jazz Alula Cyr Déda Urbano Déda and Hopfrogs Dance Casson and Friends

Thu Fri Thu Sat Wed Sat Fri Sat

7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm – 1am 2 – 4pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

CUBE at Déda Derby Jazz ACE Dance and Music Urbano Déda and Hopfrogs Dance University of Derby DeNada Dance Theatre Flamenco Express

Photo: Joe Armitage (Boneshaker Photography)

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Cut The Mustard

Triple Bill

Presented by Circomedia

Presented by Joss Arnott Dance Joss Arnott Dance’s new classical contemporary programme will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance.

Photo: Tom Pitts

Photo: Circomedia


After three full years of falling, catching, dropping, laughing, injury, endurance, and dedication, can you cut the mustard? Join us for an evening of contemporary circus, physical innovation and boundless creativity, as the 2018 graduating class of Circomedia in Bristol set off on the next stage of their journeys. Using acrobatics, aerial, manipulation and lots of humour, Cut The Mustard is an evening to remember for all the right reasons.

TICKETS: £12 (£10) Circomedia is the longest running provider of full-time circusbased education in the UK, offering informal classes from ages 5 upwards as well as a BTEC Diploma, Foundation and BA degrees, and an MA in Directing Circus. The 15 students presenting ‘Cut The Mustard’ are completing their BAs this year.

Created in collaboration with some of the industry’s foremost dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V that will feature live music for the first time. Expect a highly charged, visually stunning and musically led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance.

TICKETS: £12 (£10) Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation. Commissioned by DanceEast, Blackpool Grand and Swindon Dance. Supported by Dance City, Yorkshire Dance, CAST, the Lawrence Batley Theatre and the University of Salford.


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Constructions of Thin Air

Presented by Nikki & JD

Presented by Tilted Productions

A chance encounter between two acrobats: a frustrated lover and a jilted dreamer.

One moment intimately moving, another poignantly absurd, Constructions of Thin Air exposes our desire and refusal to belong. Nine performers merge contemporary dance, physical theatre and everyday objects to transform the stage into shifting architectural landscapes that provoke thoughts about place and identity.

Photo: Lee Carter

Photo: Fabio Affuso

Déda Associate Artists SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 7.30PM

Knot follows the journey of these individuals through the absurdity, joy and mundane experience of making things work. Acrobatics, movement and storytelling combine to expose the hopes we hold for the ideal lover in this thrilling and poignant piece. Recommended for ages 10+. ‘A rare treat to see acrobatic prowess mixed with soulfulness.’ – Natalia Kinsey, writer

TICKETS: £12 (£10) Knot is co-commissioned and supported by Jacksons Lane, Déda, Jerwood Choreographic Research Project II, The National Centre for Circus Arts, Arts Council England and Warwick Arts Centre.

Created by Tilted Productions’ Artistic Director Maresa von Stockert in collaboration with an intergenerational cast, this new work for the stage evolved from the company’s acclaimed outdoor promenade piece BELONGING(s). ‘Such a beautiful and inventive piece – also so moving.’ – Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich+Docklands International Festivals

TICKETS: £12 (£10)

Déda supports the development of Artists at a regional and national level, all of which are at varying career stages.





Presented by Alula Cyr

Presented by ACE Dance and Music

“She is the one who turns like a great wheel. She is the maker of cycles. She is the one we leave home for and come home to. She is the mucky root of all women.”

At a time when more and more people find themselves having to leave their own lands, the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ have become unsettlingly absent to millions across the world. Inspired by global migration, TEN is centred around the relationship between two brothers.

Photo: Brian Slater

Photo: Mark Dawson


The first all-female Cyr troupe, Alula’s debut HYENA explodes onto the UK circus scene in a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics and song. Boisterous and wild, HYENA is a synchronised display of sisterhood, strength and power. Fiona, Jess and Lil trained in gymnastics, dance and music before studying together for three years at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London and graduated in 2015 with a combined mission to bring more female-centric circus to the UK.

TICKETS: £12 (£10) Supported by Arts Council England and Jacksons Lane, produced by Alula Cyr.


Full of intense physical power and very human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of ‘moving away’, looking at how and why people choose unimagined destinies over the lives they always thought they would live. ACE Dance and Music continues its relationship with choreographer José Agudo, combining contemporary dance with an essence of Flamenco, Kathak and ACE’s own Afro-fusion style, TEN is a visceral and exhilarating dance production.

TICKETS: £12 (£10) Supported by Arts Council England.

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TORO – Beauty and the Bull

Flamenco Express

Presented by DeNada Dance Theatre

Presented by Flamenco Express Flamenco Express presents an extravagance of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco – with sizzling soloist La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo and the power and grace of Alejandro Molinero. The evening will be accompanied by acknowledged heir to the legends of flamenco song, and custodian of its future Pedro Sanz – whose voice lifts the dancer above the stage as if on wings.

Photo: Rob Kenyon

Photo: Joe Armitage (Boneshaker Photography)


DeNada Dance Theatre presents Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s TORO, a new, gender questioning, Hispanic take on the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Set in a circus sideshow of a dystopian South America, in a heady world of conquistadors, female bulls, virgin lands and animals in drag, TORO is a darkly comic and melodramatic tragedy about the monsters men create through power, fear and oppression. Recommended for ages 14+ due to scenes of a sexual nature and nudity. ‘Perverse, sexy and flamboyant.’ – The Guardian ‘Extraordinarily powerful…’ – Dance Europe

TICKETS: £12 (£10) DeNada Dance Theatre is a UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award Nominee in the category of ‘Best Independent Company.

Flamenco Express ran Club Azul, the UKs first dedicated flamenco theatre in London. In April 1996 they set up a permanent base in Greenwich Dance Agency have been touring ever since. The last 21 years have seen over 700 performances in more than 450 venues and festivals. “This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco’s roots.” – King’s Lynn News

TICKETS: £14 17


Photo: Cherry Bomb Rock Photography

Photo: Ian Anderson www.ForbesAnderson.Photography


5 Jan: Oobleck Oobleck are a collaborative jazz-funk and fusion project, originally conceived by musician and composer Jason Marshall. This six-piece brings a heady stew of funk, soul, gospel, rock, blues and more.

19 Jan: Beats & Pieces This is not your average ‘big band’. It is a band that happens to be big. Coming from the legendary musical city of Manchester, UK these 14 musicians immediately capture you with their very own sound, embracing raw rock energy, refined jazz concepts, pop melodies to sing along and grooves to shake your body to.

2 Feb: Christine Tobin – Pelt Pelt is Christine’s settings of poems and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner, Paul Muldoon. Christine leads her musicians across a kaleidoscopic panorama, sometimes as junkyard blues philosopher, or snappy beat seductress, sometimes as a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana.

2 Mar: Dan Martin and Dan Johnson A special concert with two of Derby’s premier jazz guitarists. As well as delving deep into the jazz tradition, Martin and Johnson also build sumptuous, filmic soundscapes with live looping.

6 Apr: Gary Reader Group (rescheduled from 3 Nov) Marked as one to watch by Jazz UK magazine; saxophonist Gary Reader has been on the Derby scene for many years. With Dan Johnson on guitar, Mike Sole on keys, Andy Tytherleigh on bass and David Anderson on drums this is a must for fans of Pharaoh Sanders, Alice Coltrane and 1950s Blue Note albums.

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LaDéDa Burlesque Cabaret Presented by Scarlett Daggers and Déda Produced and starring racy redhead Scarlett Daggers and hosted by lyrical lothario Stage Door Johnny, LaDéDa is a lavish evening, full of world class variety and cabaret. Batten down the hatches – Havana Hurricane has been taking the world’s burlesque scene by storm and is back in Derby to blow away the cobwebs. Combining a love of dance, a passion for costumes, a creative mind and the desire to entertain, Havana is one firecracker you simply will not want to miss. February’s line-up also features Chi Chi Revolver – who has a love of hula hooping, striptease and occasional trapeze! Dress to impress and book in advance – this is an evening out like no other. Stage-side VIP tables of 4, including a bottle of Cava, available for £23 per person. Call 01332 370911 to book.


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Salsa Pineapple

Tea Dance

Presented by Urbano and Déda

Presented by Hopfrogs Dance School and Déda

Photo: Urbano

Photo: Richard Richards


Join us for the best night out in Derby for Salsa! Our monthly party will have you desperate to dance from the moment you walk in. Urbano will bring some of the best teachers, dancers and DJs in the East Midlands, right to the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter. Enjoy Déda’s fantastic facilities, great drinks and relaxed atmosphere. Salsa Pineapple starts with Salsa but won’t stop there – Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue, and Reggaeton will take you all through the night! Baile! Call 01332 370911 for more information about classes on offer at each party night. To sharpen up your steps, why not try our weekly Salsa classes every Thursday at Déda! See p.9 for details.

Our monthly Tea Dance offers an easy afternoon of mixed dancing in a relaxed atmosphere – with delicious refreshments available from the CUBE café bar. Enjoy popular Sequence, Ballroom and Latin American dances – new and old. Relax in sociable company with steps to suit everyone’s abilities. Come and join us, everyone is welcome – no partner needed. Hosted by Déda and professional dance teachers from Hopfrogs Dance School.


TICKETS: £10 19

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Egg and Spoon

Night at the Theatre

Presented by Lyngo Theatre

Presented by Casson & Friends

Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. We have to wait until Spring if we want to see him, so it’s time to begin our hands-on journey through the year. We’ll run through the rain and the falling leaves and sleep under the snow until the sun wakes us up for the butterfly party.

When three friends become trapped in an abandoned theatre, little do they know that they will soon become the stars of their own show…

Photo: Alex Brenner

Photo: Alicia Clarke


Egg and Spoon is an interactive romp through the seasons – the perfect gentle introduction to the magic of theatre for ages 1 – 5.


Enter the playful world of Casson & Friends and discover the magic of theatre. If you love an adventure, come along and let your imagination go wild as you join the cast in discovering the amazing things that can happen at the theatre. Combining a mixture of dance theatre, audiodescription and imaginative storytelling, Night at the Theatre is an accessible performance for everyone, so come along, join in and let’s make a dance!




Interface 18

Joint Honours Degree Show

Presented by Déda

Presented by University of Derby

Interface18 is one of six East Midland U.Dance performance events that will have audiences thrilled and amazed.

An evening premiering original dance pieces created and choreographed by the third-year dance students on the Joint Honours Dance and Movement Studies or Creative Expressive Therapies (CET) dance pathways at the University of Derby.

Photo: Dan Tee

Photo: Trevor Smith


Presenting exceptionally high quality youth dance and choreography from across Derby and Derbyshire, the event will see a panel of dance-industry experts put groups forward to One Dance UK who will choose one group to progress to the U.Dance 2018 national youth dance festival, hosted in Suffolk.

TICKETS: £10 (£8) Déda works in partnership with Dance4 and other county partners in the East Midlands region to enable young people to take part in dance performances through the national U.Dance framework, devised and managed by Youth Dance England.

For this performance, the students are required to work collaboratively with their peers, using choreographic skills developed on the courses to present a varied programme that explores movement and dance inspired by themes and experiences that are of significance to them personally.




Artspace Loughborough: Seeing the Light

Print Project Group: Seeing in Black and White

Artspace Loughborough; a group of Leicestershire practising artists who promote and exhibit contemporary art, presents an exhibition on the theme of Seeing the Light. Artists were asked to respond in their own way to the theme and with their chosen media.

The Print Project Group was formed, in 1999, by a group of independent photographers dedicated to creating and printing monochrome images.

Photo: Stuart Crump

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Some artists have chosen to explore literal physical light in the world: how it changes, the contrast between darkness and brightness, the patterns created, how it makes colours more vivid. Several have interpreted ‘light’ as energy or primordial life. Others have interpreted the theme in a metaphorical way.

The experience of members varies and membership includes three fellows of the Royal Photographic Society as well as many far less experienced people. Most members use digital cameras and produce prints using inkjet printers. However several members continue to use film and an enlarger, to create silver prints. Their aim is simply to produce interesting and stimulating monochrome images.

Exhibition Launch: Thursday 4 January 6 – 7.30pm

Exhibition Launch: Thursday 11 January 6.30 – 8pm


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Maria Falconer: ANON

Tilted Productions: Framed

Paul Hill and Maria Falconer worked as volunteers in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos and on the border of Greece and Macedonia during 2016.

In this inaugural photo exhibition, Tilted Productions give a glimpse into the company’s work from 2002 until today. The company creates playful and challenging cross art form collaborations rooted in the world of contemporary dance.

Photo: Merlin Hendy

Photo: Maria Falconer


Through their photographs, they aim to reflect the anonymity and depersonalisation that is the fate of the individuals and families who have had to flee their countries. Exhibition Launch: Thursday 1 March 6 – 7.30pm PLUS: Déda Youth Performance Company InCompany will be performing a new piece inspired by the poetry of Trevor Wright.

Known for vividly visual and powerfully embodied performances, Tilted strive to shed new light on why and how we interact with others, our environment and the objects with which we surround ourselves. The company’s visually striking choreography has been of interest to many photographers and visual artists and Tilted are delighted to share this small selection, with thanks to the photographers and performers featured. Exhibition Launch: Thursday 1 March 6 – 7.30pm



Photo: Laura Summerfield

Photo: Jacqueline Palmer Genesis of a star


Clare Fisher: Because You’re Finite! Using mixed media design with collage and resin, based on a modern interpretation of ‘pop art’ – Clare Fisher brings dynamic and thoughtprovoking exhibition ‘Because You’re Finite!’ to Déda. The ever changing, ever exploitative nature of the fashion and beauty industry perpetuates the negative effect on a woman’s self-esteem, body image, and perception of beauty. By using upward comparisons, women are constantly comparing themselves to standards of beauty that society shows to them. These images were created with this in mind, creating layers of collage to mimic the layers of self-perception, and the mask we wear to cover our true selves. Exhibition Launch: Thursday 1 March 6 – 7.30pm

Artists Afternoon Tea Our new Artists Afternoon Tea series sees artists from our visual arts programme leading on workshops and talks inspired by their exhibitions.

Beryl Miles – Artspace Loughborough Wednesday 24 January 12.00 – 2.00pm Join us for a talk with the Artspace Loughborough artists, exploring the themes of the Seeing The Light exhibition.

Clare Fisher Wednesday 25 April 12.00 – 2.00pm A creative workshop with mixed media artist Clare Fisher, exploring collage on postcards. Draw inspiration from magazines, words and poetry. Materials provided but feel free to bring along your own magazine clippings.

TICKETS: £8 (AFTERNOON TEA INCLUDED) Places are limited and must be booked in advance.


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As well as being the home of visual art exhibitions and numerous events as part of Déda’s main programme, the CUBE also hosts many social events throughout the week:

Poetry Evenings First Thursday of the month 7.30-9pm Les Baynton hosts our popular performance poetry evenings designed for anyone interested in writing, performing or listening to poetry.

Take Heart Coffee Morning

Storytime with Usborne Books First Monday of the month 11.30am-12.30pm Join us for fun-filled, traditional story-telling sessions led by Usborne Books. Suitable for babies and toddlers up to 4 years.

Half Term Fun Club

Last Tuesday of the month from 10.30am British Heart Foundation affiliated support for heart patients, their families and carers. For further information please visit Take Heart Derby at

Tuesday 20 February 9am – 3pm This February half term make sure to book your creative kids onto our fun-packed day with local artist Theresa Hempsall. Suitable for ages 5-11yrs.

Book Club


Last Thursday of the month 7.30-9.00pm A friendly, monthly gathering to discuss and debate the month’s book choices.

TICKETS: £25 Limited places available, early booking is recommended.

See back cover for monthly titles.


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Our work with Children and Young People Déda’s Dance Development and Learning Team works across the city and county with a range of education partners including schools, colleges, in alternative provision and in health and wellbeing contexts. We design and deliver bespoke projects for each partner, with Arts Council England’s Quality Principles at the heart of our work. The Start Project is one such project which we launched in September, enabling 1440 children in five Derby Primary Schools to have the opportunity to take part in arts experiences for the very first time. This project is being jointly delivered with Artcore and funded by Children and the Arts and The Mighty Creatives. It runs for three years so we are on an exciting journey with our five schools and will be celebrating the outcomes of this project as we complete each year. Déda is also part of the Cultural Campus, Derby’s Cultural Education Partnership (DCEP), working 26

alongside Derby’s other arts organisations and the DCEP Network to provide every child and young person with opportunities to thrive in our city and experience a variety of culture in order to develop their skills and life chances and to fulfil their highest ambitions.

Our work with Adults We are working on a range of innovative projects including Dance Active, our falls prevention and dance project in partnership with Derby City Council’s Move More team. We are also co-delivering a dance and visual art project called Creative Living which aims to reduce social isolation in older people with Artcore and Derby City Council and producing All Dance for Derbyshire County Council, a project that enables disabled people in Derbyshire to access high quality dance experiences including taking part in a professional performance.

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Déda Creative Arts Employer Academy

BA (Hons) Dance with University of Derby

As a Creative Arts Employer Academy, Déda has joined Derby College’s latest initiative to provide students with work experience, special projects, masterclasses and mentoring.

This course gives a unique experience of learning within the working environment of the East Midlands’ dedicated dance house.

Our involvement in this innovative and exciting initiative is designed to broaden students’ employability skills and career opportunities across the creative arts industry. As well as rehearsing and performing as part of their BTEC level two and three courses, students have been involved in various projects with us, including the annual Derby Festé. We are facilitating their learning as they gain teaching experience with our youth groups – including working with children aged 4 to 19 years, in a range of styles and techniques from Ballet to Acrobatics.

Based at Déda, professionally equipped studios and new purpose-built facilities provide an ideal setting for students to engage with the dance profession and beyond through teaching, producing and residencies. This specialist degree will develop you as a high quality technical dance artist for performance, entertainment, theatre or film. You also have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained in a range of community, health and education settings. For more information, please contact Alice Marshall or call 07756141714.


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Situated in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, our beautiful historic building offers a range of spaces available to hire – for meetings, conferences, rehearsals, performances, parties and more.

Meeting Room From £90 per day/£45 per half-day

Déda Theatre £250 for conferences £600 for full theatre productions

Dance Studios £150 per day (meetings) £20 per hour (rehearsals and workshops) Photo: Ashley Bird

(All prices excl. VAT)

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To discuss your hire requirements, please contact Efi Zouroulidi on 01332 374662 or email


Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who have supported us over the last year. Your donations really do make a huge difference.

Our brochure reaches over 50,000 Derby and Derbyshire residents and businesses each year.

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HOW TO BOOK Box Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 9am–9pm Friday 9am–5pm Saturday 9am–5pm On performance and event evenings, the Box Office stays open for 30 minutes after the event has started. Outside term time, the Box Office is open Monday to Friday 9am–5pm. Contact details Phone: 01332 370911 Email: Website: Déda is a TypeTalk friendly venue How to pay Tickets can be paid for by cash, cheque (made payable to Déda), credit or debit card. Tickets can be booked online at www.deda. (please note online bookings are subject to a 50p booking fee). Groups For selected events, we have a limited number of discounted tickets for schools and other educational groups. Contact Box Office for details. Concessions Concessions are shown in brackets and are available to under 16s, full-time students, those over 60 and in retirement, registered unwaged and the disabled. Proof of concession is required. Free tickets for children under 2 are available for some performances, when accompanied by a paying adult. Offers As part of our audience development programme we reserve the right to introduce and withdraw discounts and special offers at any time. 30

Refunds and exchanges We are only able to offer refunds or exchanges in exceptional circumstances. Access Déda is committed to equality of access for all. We believe the attitude of our staff is as important as the physical accessibility of the building. If you wish to discuss your needs, please contact our Box Office team on 01332 370911 or via email at Déda’s Access Statement is available at Our building is fully accessible for wheelchair users, with adapted toilet facilities. Please advise the Box Office when booking performance tickets if you or anyone in your party is a wheelchair user. For hard-of-hearing customers, the Theatre and Front of House areas are fitted with an induction loop. Deaf customers can contact Déda using TypeTalk. This brochure is available in large print. Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs are welcome; please advise Box Office when booking. Déda has signed the Me2 pledge to show our commitment to creating an organisation which is inclusively for deaf children and young people. Déda has signed up to the CredAbility Charter because we are committed to supporting our disabled customers.


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Regular events in the CUBE café bar Poetry Evenings: Thursday 4 January – Future Visions Thursday 1 February – Complications of Love Thursday 1 March – Things I Hate Thursday 5 April – Comic Verse

Book Club: January The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman and/or A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming February House of Names by Colm Tóibín and/or The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh March Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and/or Diaries by Alan Clarke

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Déda - Performances and Classes Jan - April 2018  
Déda - Performances and Classes Jan - April 2018