Digital events announced for Dance Umbrella Festival 2021

This October alongside our previously announced in-person live performances, we’re thrilled to bring audiences a jam-packed programme of digital performances, in-conversations, articles and discussions.

Don’t miss Choreographer’s Cut with Claire Cunningham, Nora Chipaumire and Eddie Ladd; brand new digital performances from Jade Hackett and SAY; in-conversations, a panel discussion, articles and Dimitris Papaioannou’s Nowhere – the first time this full edit of the filmed version has been released online.

Digital Pass

For 2021, we are launching a brand-new Pay What You Can Digital Pass, which will give you exclusive access to all digital content within this year’s festival. Content will be released throughout the festival, and once live, all content will be available on demand until Sunday 24 October.

£5 (minimum), £10, £20, £30

No longer available to buy

Dance Umbrella Festival 2021 | Digital Events

Choreographer’s Cut
Online from Friday 8 October, 10am BST
Step inside the mind of a choreographer as Nora Chipaumire, Claire Cunningham and Eddie Ladd give an in-depth commentary on a recent work and discuss their creative process with Dance Umbrella’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive Freddie Opoku-Addaie.


Give Them Their Flowers | artists in conversation with Jade Hackett
Online from Friday 8 October, 10am BST
Join performer, actress and choreographer Jade Hackett as she shines a spotlight on five artists who have and continue to make significant contributions to the dance world today: Ash Mukherjee, Kev ‘Renegade’ Gopie, Liza Vallance, Phillip Chbeeb and Shelley Maxwell.


Articles | Sonny Nwachukwu, Jade Hackett
Online from Friday 8 October, 10am BST
Read new articles from writer, director, and performer Sonny Nwachukwu and performer, actress and choreographer Jade Hackett.


Nowhere | Dimitris Papaioannou
Online from Monday 11 October, 5pm BST
Join Dance Umbrella as we present Dimitris Papaioannou’s iconic production NOWHERE – a filmed version of the original stage production. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see the full edit released online for the very first time.


London Battle | conceived and created by Jade Hackett
Online from Thursday 14 October, 5pm BST
Bringing together some of the most exciting talent from London’s hip-hop dance scene, London Battle is a celebration of the capital’s globally renowned dance and music culture. Witness dancers go head-to-head with a diverse range of styles to create a thrilling digital dance performance.


SAY: AF (And Friends)
Online from Monday 18 October, 5pm BST
SAY: AF (And Friends) is a dance film collaboration produced by Dance Umbrella between dance artists Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui and an exciting range of music artist collaborators. Merging dance influences, SAY create their own unique dance style.


Panel Discussion | curated and hosted by Valerie Ebuwa
Live discussion via Zoom on Wednesday 20 October, 11.30am BST
Join DU for an online panel discussion curated and hosted by freelance dance artist, activist, writer and model Valerie Ebuwa.


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