Inspired Performances Year Review

Excitement and innovation with local impact

Dance Woking provides high quality opportunities to watch, perform and take part in dance providing new experiences that we hope inspire artists, audiences, participants and communities. This year has seen us adapt how we put these performances on, with safety of our audiences and performers being the top priority we established some dynamic ways of bringing inspired performances to the local community.

August saw us collaborate with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and tour 18 venues across Woking with their new work of Doorstep Duets. Care homes, Assisted living, children’s homes, HAF4 Free School Meal Children venues were included in the tour, reaching 372 residents who had been isolated during the pandemic.

As well as outdoor performances of James Wilton’s I Robot at Kingsmoor Park, a pop up performance from Amina Khayyam Dance Company in Woking Shopping Centre and visits from Applause rural Touring and Justice in Motion we also FINALLY got back into the theatre with out performance platform week at Rhoda McGaw Theatre in November.

Our sold out Young Dancemaker performances and Innovate saw us collaborate with 11 schools and higher education institutions and 14 community dance groups. It saw 399 dancers come together and established many lines of community and peer to peer support. We were thrilled to get back into the theatre!

Dance Woking would like to thank our Dance Partners for 2021:

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, James Wilton Dance, Tavaziva Dance, Amina Khayyam Dance Company, Justice in Motion and Applause Rural Touring.

Dance Woking would like to thank our Community Dance Companies and Dance School Partners in 2021:

Cremona School of Dance, Zambesi Dance Company, First Dance Studios, Ryde Academy, Shift Youth Company, Illume Performance Company, Flipside Dance School, Vital Signz Dance School. Scatter Dance Company, Shuffle Dance Company and Betty Bloom Dance