The Movement

The Lowry, Salford, Birmingham Hippodrome and Sadler's Wells have formed a collaborative producing partnership, supported by funding from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund, to develop and deliver an ambitious programme of high-quality large-scale dance.

The Movement is a dynamic partnership between three of the country’s leading dance venues. Through a two-year pilot initiative that has been awarded a grant of £749,948, the partners will aim to nurture dance talent and reach and develop new audiences for dance through a programme of work that will be co-produced by the three venues.

The project has so far helped to fund the first UK tour of Carlos Acosta’s new company Acosta Danza, a rare visit to the UK by National Ballet of China and the delivery of Sampled, Sadler’s Wells’ showcase of dance styles, at all three venues.

It has also allowed the partnership to deepen engagement in dance through ambassador schemes and collaboration with visual arts institutions, and has seen a large digital project produce several films. The films can be seen on The Movement’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram.


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