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Nottdance Festival 2015

A small selection of highlights from Nottdance Festival 2015.

Nottdance is Nottingham's own biennial international dance and performance festival that continues to platform artists exploring new territories in dance and choreography presented by Dance4. For more information go to

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Nottdance Festival's 3 Minute Wonders: Call Out for Performances

3 Minute Wonders will be hosted at Malt Cross as part of Nottdance Festival 2015 on Saturday 14 March 2015 9pm-11.30pm. Join the Dance4 team, our Nottdance artists and friends to celebrate an amazing festival with plenty of music and dancing, a little to drink and a lot of fun!

We bring our festival hub, Malt Cross, to life with artists from around the city and globe as they show the best they have to offer in under, you guessed it, 3 minutes! From the beautiful and kitsch to the weird and wonderful, we'd love to see it all. To be part of this super-duper night and show off your 3 Minute Wonder, tell us about your wonder in 100 words or less by emailing and we'll give you a 3 minute stage!

Nottdance Festival 2015 Trailer

Welcome to Nottdance Festival 5-15 March 2015 presented by Dance4. Nottingham's own biennial international dance and performance festival that continues to platform artists exploring new territories in dance and choreography.

To book tickets and for more information go to, or call the Nottdance Festival box office at Nottingham Playhouse on 0115 941 9419.

Download the brochure here to see the full line up of performances, talks and exhibitions:

Follow us on twitter @Dance_4 #nottdance
Thank you to all the artists involved in the festival and for providing footage for this trailer.

Music from 'Mmm Hmmm' by Verity Standen.
Edited by Emma Lloyd.

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Post Show Discussion, 'Playing Another' - Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company, the renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, discusses 'Playing Another', an evening of two outstanding works by Hetain Patel and Thomas Hauert. 'Playing Another' is a beautiful mix of stunning movement, operatic music and art which celebrates different ways of making dance, and reaffirms Candoco's position as a company that pushes boundaries and challenges notions of what dance is.
'Playing Another' was performed at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, Tuesday 11 November 2014

Mattef Kuhlmey talks about his collaboration with Gabriele Reuter on the sound installation 'hidden spaces #1: Sneinton

The sound installation invites audiences on a choreographed sound journey through several rooms and back corridors of Backlit Gallery. Urban sounds, historical recordings and interviews with local residents bring the building's hidden spaces and the surrounding neighbourhood to life. Triggering collective and individual memory, the installation focuses on Sneinton's and St Ann's key historical shifts from the 1950's until today. You can visit the installation on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014 at Backlit Gallery, 12 - 5pm.

Part 2. Gabriele Reuter talks about 'hidden spaces #1: Sneinton

Gabriele talks about what the audience will experience when visiting 'hidden spaces #1: Sneinton showing at Backlit Gallery on 6 and 7 September 2014.

Part 1. Gabriele Reuter talks about 'hidden spaces #1: Sneinton

Gabriele Reuter is a choreographer and urban historian. Her collaborative project with sound designer and composer Mattef Kuhlmey 'hidden spaces #1: Sneinton' is presented by Dance4 at Backlit Gallery on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September 2014.

Urban sounds, historical recordings and interview with local residents bring the buildings hidden spaces and the surrounding neighborhood to life. In this video she talks about how she came to make the work....


Documentation of LUSTRUM AFTERMATH
Saturday12 July, Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse

Live Bolero - Learn the Moves

If you want to get involved with Live Bolero simply watch the clip above and use the tutorial to learn the final section of Torvill and Dean's Bolero ready to perform alongside local performers and artists at the events below:

Saturday 5 July - So Festival Skegness
Saturday 12 July - Big Dance Weekend, Nottingham
Sunday 13 July - Highland Gathering, Corby

Live Bolero is co-commissioned by Dance4 and the Foundation for Community Dance for the Big Dance Weekend 2014 in association with So Festival, artsNK, The Core, Corby and Nottingham Playhouse.

Choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles.

Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen

Trailer for 'Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen'

This work is done by Dinis Machado with David Cabecinha and Jorge Jacome from Portugal. A snippet of the performance that comes from Dinis's fascination with provisory or temporary structures and nomadic ways of life.

Tuesday 14 January, 7pm
Waverly Theatre, Nottingham Trent University

Thursday 16 January, 7.30pm
Chelsea Theatre, London

Suitable for 16+
Contains flashing lights and partial nudity

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