bodies in urban spaces (2009), photo by Hugo Glendinning
Vincent Mantsoe (2003), photo by John Hogg
Stephen Petronio Company (2008), photo by Sarah Silver
Since 1978, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance to London.
We thrive on the dynamism and openness of the city and bring together artists and events which surprise and thrill audiences of all kinds. We commission, produce and present dance events and each year stage one of the world’s leading international dance festivals.
Dance Umbrella opens out the dance experience by presenting a range of affordable and free-to-view events in unusual spaces. We also identify, nurture, support and showcase the most exciting talent in new dance, offering artists the benefits of long-term relationships and identifying the most appropriate platform for their work.
To become the world’s most exciting programmer of new dance.
To bring brave new dance to London.
Dance Umbrella is accessible, flexible and international in outlook. We are committed to collaboration and partnerships, creating and presenting the highest quality new dance.
We believe that everyone should experience dance. Dance Umbrella showcases and develops new dance trends, and fosters aspirations through performances and participatory opportunities of the highest quality.
We celebrate the extraordinary in new dance: embracing diversity, supporting artists, championing the art form.