Ever wondered what Contemporary Dance actually is?

From Martha Graham to Beyoncé; experience a blast from the past to a taster of today as your host Jennifer Irons guides you through a live dancesploration of where contemporary dance came from, where it is now and how we got here.

Commissioned by Dance Umbrella, DanceStory is a dance-theatre piece that physically and verbally reveals the history of contemporary dance for a younger audience. The work includes historical information, physical demonstrations, visuals and moments of participation, as well as revealing what the world of dance looks like today.

DanceStory will be touring to Greater London boroughs in 2021.

If you would be interested in finding out more about DanceStory or booking a performance in your school, library or community centre please contact Peter on: peter@danceumbrella.co.uk or call 07498 232 515.

A Dance Umbrella concept & production

Created and performed by Jennifer Irons
Co-written by Robert Churchill
Filming & trailer by Marco Benozzi
Historical consultant: Sasi Del Bono
Dramaturge: Christian From
With special thanks to: Akram Khan Company, Candoco Dance Company, Crystal Pite (Kidd Pivot), Boy Blue, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Merce Cunningham Trust, Siobhan Davies