Yorkshire Dance works through dance to create happiness, health, connection and change.
We are Creative
We are Curious
We are Inclusive
We are Joyful
We want to change the world and work with dance makers from all backgrounds who do so, however big or small. We’re passionate about social justice and want to support artists who ask questions of themselves, their work and the world. It’s important to us to share the power of decision making with people, participants and artists.
We would like the dance we support to reflect the current experience of being alive with honesty and courage. This might mean taking risks and experimenting with new ideas instead of reproducing previously held ideas about what is allowed or what is beautiful.
Dance is exciting when people performing can be themselves regardless of their culture, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, training or their background. Dance can be very powerful: it can make you feel much happier, healthier, connected, visible, empowered or confident and we think everyone should be able to try it out. When you teach dance or make new dance, everyone should be fully included and treated with respect.
We invite people who normally have little access to dance to experience its transformational power. To find connection, joy, self-expression and insight – to make visible, empower and tell untold stories. We offer a journey from ‘dipping your toes’ to contributing, creating and being part of a local and international community that cares deeply about art and social justice.
2019 – 2020
Yorkshire Dance Annual Review 2019-20
2018 – 2019