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Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating contemporary choreography across the capital. Our mission is to celebrate contemporary choreography. We do so enthusiastically and collaboratively through an annual, international London festival, through year-round creative learning opportunities for all ages, and by developing choreographic talent. Our aim is to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and stimulate interest in the power of the body in motion.



Festival Reviews and Reports:


Dance Umbrella’s “The Future Bursts In” At Linbury Theatre Celebrates Merce Cunningham

Dance Umbrella Celebrates Merce Cunningham Centenary With “The Future Bursts In” At The Linbury Theatre In London

Dance Umbrella’s “Out Of The System” At Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Anima And Animus. Lucy Guerin: “Split.” The Place, London, Dance Umbrella 2019 Festival.

A Quietly Bold Statement From A New Artist With A Lot To Tell: Oona Doherty’s “Hard To Be Soft” At Dance Umbrella Festival At Southbank Centre, London

Ravers Under The Microscope: Dance Umbrella Festival Opens With Gisèle Vienne’s “Crowd” At Sadler’s Wells


Ecce Homo: “The Great Tamer,” By Dimitris Papaioannou. Dance Umbrella Festival 2018, London, Sadler’s Wells

Footwork Against Corruption: Via Katlehong And Gregory Maqoma’s “Via Kanana,” Dance Umbrella Festival, London

A Wry Takedown Of Pepys’s Misogyny: “17c” By Big Dance Theater, Dance Umbrella Festival, London