Déda to Champion All Dance

Bondholder Déda has been selected by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council as the Creative Producer for a two-year project which will develop and celebrate the talents of disabled people.

The project will be the latest stage in the county’s pioneering All Dance programme, spearheaded by Derbyshire County Council, Arts Derbyshire and Arts Council England.

All Dance was launched as part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations in Derbyshire in 2012.

In the latest stage of the All Dance programme, Déda is looking to recruit a team of eight Lead Dance Artists and four Support Dance Artists who will work with disabled people across the eight districts and boroughs in the county to create and perform new and unique pieces of dance.

Déda’s Head of Dance Development and Learning Clare Limb, who will lead the programme, said: “The underpinning notion of All Dance is to enable disabled people in Derbyshire to take part in high quality dance activities for the first time and to bring together participants with dance artists to perform in a professionally supported celebration event, one of which will be in The Déda Theatre in their highly accessible building on Chapel Street in Derby

“This ambitious programme will be developed over the next two years and will involve elements of dance and contemporary circus.

"We will also be giving opportunities for the graduates and undergraduates on the University of Derby’s BA Hons Dance degree which is based here at Déda and other emerging dance artists to support the professional team and gain valuable work experience.”