British Dance Edition 2016 - programme announced

Performance programme announced! British Dance Edition from 15 – 18 March 2016

British Dance Edition have publicly announced the performance programme for the 2016 showcase, which is taking place in Wales for the first time since the biennial showcase was established by National Dance Network in 1998.

The British Dance Edition is an event, held every two years and the initiative of the National Dance Network. It is renowned for presenting the best of British dance to promoters and producers from across the UK and internationally too.

The 2016 event will consist of up to 30 performance slots by 36 leading UK dance artists and companies. The showcase will offer networking opportunities, trade fairs, pitching sessions and social events across Wales, led by Coreo Cymru, to create a dynamic and diverse high quality dance platform that inspires exchange, debate and hopefully, new partnerships and collaborations.

 The diverse programme of quality dance will present performances from 36 leading and emerging dance companies and artists from all four UK nations. Within the intense four-day platform, 15 performance spaces will host the programme across four venues in Cardiff and Newport. 

2016 participants are raising the bar for British dance once again. From 15 – 18 March 2016, leading dance companies such as MotionHouse, Hofesh Shechter and Ockham’s Razor will be performing, alongside Welsh performers such as Eddie Ladd and National Dance Company Wales. There is also strong representation from the independent dance sector with emerging companies starting to make an impact on the scene such as Igor and Moreno, Lost Dog and Robbie Synge.
There will be five performances on public sale at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and The Riverfront in Newport offering audiences a chance to experience some of the most exciting dance the UK can offer. These include two triple bills in the Donald Gordon theatre with work by Russell Maliphant and Candoco; a double bill from rising stars Aakash Odedra and James Cousins, and riveting dance theatre from both Gary Clarke Company and Gecko.
Surrounding this packed programme of work is an extensive trade show representing up 70 British companies, pitches from an additional 11 artists and companies, such as Shobana Jeyasingh and Jasmin Vardimon, about their forthcoming productions and ideas and the Business of Dance programme for emerging artists and producers, in partnership with Dance UK and the British Council.

Full performance programme:
Aakash Odedra Company, Akram Khan Company, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Candoco Dance Company, Dan Daw Creative Projects, Darren Ellis Dance, Far From The Norm, Gary Clarke Company, Gecko, Gwyn Emberton Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Igor and Moreno, James Cousins Company, Joan Clevillé Dance, Jo Fong, Liz Aggiss, Lost Dog, Luca Silvestrini's Protein, MotionHouse, National Dance Company Wales, Ockham’s Razor, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Ponydance, Project O, Reckless Sleepers, Robbie Synge, Rosemary Lee, Russell Maliphant Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Second Hand Dance, Still House, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru/Eddie Ladd, Theo Clinkard, Up & Over It, Vertical Dance and Wendy Houstoun.

Pitching companies: 
Alexander Whitley, Avant Garde Dance, Ballet Cymru, Barrowland Ballet, Fevered Sleep, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Rosie Heafford (Dad Dancing), Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Simon Whitehead & Rosemary Lee, Tom Dale Company and ZoieLogic.

For full programme details please see

Written by Irene
Published on 26th November 2015