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Dance Umbrella

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8 October 2021 to 24 October 2021 London

Photo credit: Summer Dean

London’s annual flagship dance festival, Dance Umbrella, will be returning for 2021 from the 8th to the 24th of October. It will be taking place across various venues in London as well as being a hybrid festival this year with a number of live, in-person performances for the first time since 2019, alongside a collection of digital events aimed at sparking conversations, inspiring creativity and celebrating choreographic talent. 2021 also marks Freddie Opoku-Addaie’s first year as Artistic Director ​and Chief Executive.

Highlights of the live programme include; Transverse Orientation from the extraordinary visual artist and theatre-maker Dimitris Papaioannou at Sadler’s Wells; a Dance Umbrella Festival debut from Japanese artist Takeshi Matsumoto with Club Origami, a new sensory show for under 5’s touring across London; an exhilarating live outdoor work exploring the choreographic potential of football movement created by performance-maker Ahilan Ratnamohan with Extra Time; and a takeover of Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford with two action-packed days of live performances including a double-bill from Dani Harris-Walters and Kesha Raithatha who will respectively present Happy Father’s Day, a reflective coming-of-age story featuring hip-hop dance vocabulary, rap and narration, and Traces, an abstract journey of human experience.

For further information, please visit the Dance Umbrella website