Performances

Mappa Mundi performance
Friday 4 May, 8.30pm, Hereford Cathedral, HR1 2NG Hereford River Carnival presents.....The World on the Wye. Dancefest's Elevate Junior and Elevate Youth have created dance exploring the impact our modern world has on the natural environment.

Dancefest Day Out
Saturday 9 June. Join us on our Dancefest social. We'll spend the day in Birmingham, perhaps visiting an art gallery and having a bite to eat before the performance.

The Communication Tree
7.30pm, Thursday 5 July, 1pm, Friday 6 July, The Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR. Using dance, music, film and digital projection, this relaxed performance explores branches of communication and how we relate to the world in our own unique way. Performers include students from special schools in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Dancefest’s inclusive Jigsaw Performance Company, Elevate youth companies and The Music Pool.

Worcestershire Dancing
Tuesday 10 July, 7pm, Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN. Applications for Worcestershire Dancing 2018 are now open. Deadline to apply is Friday 23 March. This performance celebrates the hard work and excellence of dance taking place in county schools and colleges.

Accelerate
Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm, Artrix, Bromsgrove. Part of Dancefest’s youth dance programme, Accelerate is an evening of work created and performed by talented dancers from West Midlands-based youth dance companies.

Lights, Camera...Dance! and Movie Movers
Movie Movers! Dance Film Workshop, Saturday 9 June, 2-4.30pm (4-14yrs), Horizon Centre, Midland Road WR5 1DS. Spend a day creating a dance film to be shown at our performance on 15 July. Open to all of our classes at Worcester Community Trust’s venues. Dancefest presents Lights, Camera... Dance! Sunday 15 July, 2pm, Bishop Perowne C of E College Theatre, Merriman's Hill Rd, Worcester WR3 8LE. Dance performances inspired by the world of film and television.

Saturday 21 July - Look out for live art popping up in Worcester city centre - check this space for more info coming soon.

Sunday 22 July, Bewdley Cherry Fair - Our Chance to Dance Company will be performing at this year’s fair.

Some of Dancefest's previous performances

Quiet Revolution
an outdoor performance about the quiet social revolution during WW1, when women were fighting the Great War on their own doorstep and discovered a new sense of purpose, unity and liberation.

Watch Out Worcester
Saturday 22 July, from 12pm Worcester City Centre. A new free event for the city. Theatre, dance, music, spoken word and visual arts in outdoor and unusual spaces, created and performed by local and visiting artists and companies.

Big Dance Picnic
Saturday 8 July, 12 noon, Cripplegate Park, Tybridge St, Worcester WR2 5BA. Bring a picnic and a blanket to this afternoon of dance and music, with performances by our children’s dance groups and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The Poetry Ballroom
Worcestershire’s Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear, brought together Dancefest and Worcestershire LitFest to create a very special evening of poetry and dance. Sunday 2 April 2017

Chance to Dance Company and Friends
Our Chance to Dance groups and invited guests Growing Older (Dis)Gracefully Dance, 18 March 2017

Vista
A 'dance walk' at National Trust Croome on 16 & 17 July 2016. 2-17 July 2016 was our Big Dance Fortnight. You can see photos of some of these events on our Facebook page.

 

The Magical Umbrella
Dance, film and live music project by disabled and non-disabled dancers and musicians on 22 & 23 March 2016.

Dancefest at Tenbury Mistletoe Festival
A day of dance, theatre, music, poetry and storytelling, as part of Tenbury Wells' annual mistletoe festival. Saturday 5 December 2014.

12 Moves
A two and half year Dancing for the Games project that got Worcestershire Dancing in 2010-2012.

Nurture
At the site of the old Worcester Royal Infirmary.

Dear Heart
A site specific performance for the Commandery in Worcester.

Forbidden: A Tale of Love and War
At Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire.

Ashes to Ashes
At St Swithun's Church in Worcester.