A partner organisation with Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet, DanceXchange (dx) is housed in the theatre complex and creates exciting opportunities for people of all walks of life to engage in dance, either as a participant, performer or audience member.
DanceXchange is an internationally known charity dedicated to making and showing great dance. We set out to involve artists and the wider community in our work. And we’re proud to be an important part of making Birmingham a place where dance artists can live, work and thrive.
As an art form, dance can transform the way we see the world. That’s why we aim to make dance as widely accessible as possible. We want everybody to enjoy the positive transformations dance creates. The artists, dancers, and young people we work alongside. The communities we live in and reach out to. The audiences we delight.
Wherever and whenever we can, we use dance to inspire and excite.
DanceXchange never compromises on artistic quality in anything we do. We aim to make every aspect of our shows, support and facilities the best they can possibly be. Our work is artistically ambitious, entertaining, and engaging.
Always innovative, DanceXchange produces and promotes the best of UK and international dance. We work in partnership or collaboratively with artists, dance companies and other talented individuals to create new work and involve more people. At a regional level, we are determined to help artists to thrive and progress across the West Midlands.
International Dance Festival Birmingham
Produced by DanceXchange in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome, International Dance Festival Birmingham (also known as IDFB) is a major biennial festival that presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands, next taking place in 2016 1-22 May, http://www.idfb.co.uk
Jerwood Choreographic Research Project
The Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (JCRP) is designed to develop a new culture of investment across a breadth of choreographic research. It aims to benefit dance and the wider arts/cultural ecology in Britain. JCRP is supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and delivered by DanceXchange and is a National Dance Network Initiative.
JCRP seeks to: stimulate new ideas and thinking in choreography, underpin the development of research projects, broaden the understanding and value of choreographic material within the arts and cultural sector http://dancexchange.org.uk/programmes/jcrp/
DanceXchange is a Centre for Advanced Dance Training partner.
Dance Generation, Contemporary Dance strand for the West Midlands
Yuva Gati, South Asian dance styles, Bharatanatyam or Kathak strand for England
Find out more about DanceXchange here: http://dancexchange.org.uk/about-us/