Dance Umbrella

The Making Of/The Making By

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across the capital. Founded in 1978, Dance Umbrella is internationally recognised for its annual festival which takes place each October and it aspires to be a hub for choreographic development, programming and debate. Project supporting artists and engaging the public with choreography now take place year-round and to date Dance Umbrella has reached audiences of over one million people in London. Online access to professional development in movement and choreography

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Our support is for digital platform The Making Of/The Making By, through which Dance Umbrella will take its experience of nurturing artists into the digital world and out to centres across the country. The project provides access to high-quality professional development opportunities in the art of movement and choreography, led by established national and international artists for artists working across the fields of dance, theatre, circus, opera, performance, visual arts and everything in-between.

The Making Of/The Making By digital platform hosts filmed contributions for established and international artists, materials for further exploration, and online discussions to support artists’ practice through their framework of: Provocation, Illustration, Conversation.

Dance Umbrella, Le Patin Libre's Vertical Influences. Image: Alicia Clarke