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Rachel Emmett

Executive Director

0115 924 2016

2 Dakeyne Street

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An international centre for the development of extraordinary 21st century dance, Dance4's home #iC4C is a space for choreographic research.

Dance4 is an internationally recognised dance development agency working to support UK and international artists to create new ideas in choreography and provide experiences for the public as spectators, participants, commentators and commissioners.

Founded in 1991, Dance4 has reached over 2 million people through residencies, research, training, participation, festivals and touring. Its role in progressing the art form nurtures and champions extraordinary international and UK artists.

Dance4 has a strategic role for dance development across the East Midlands working with a range of partners, venues and individuals to create exciting opportunities to bring dance artists and communities together. Its regional work for children and young people includes U.Dance in the East Midlands and the Centre for Advanced Training.

Dance4 also curates the biennial Nottdance Festival, which takes place across the city of Nottingham.

In 2017, Arts Council England has announced increased investment for Dance4 as part of its National Portfolio for 2018–2022, that enables Dance4 to realise its international showcasing ambitions and to increase its international reach and connections.

Dance4 is committed to overcoming the discrimination of groups and individuals by the promotion of equal opportunities. It is committed to diversity and recognises that diverse practice refreshes and releases the true potential of the creative process.


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