Dance Consortium builds learning and engagement activities around the ethos and skills of each touring company. The result is a diverse and dynamic offer for community groups, aspiring young dancers and arts professionals.  Dance Consortium works to involve communities and groups who may experience barriers in accessing creative experiences due to health, social or economic barriers.

MMDG foyer workshop, Cantebury, photo David Oxberry

Mark Morris Dance Group, foyer workshop, Canterbury. Photo: David Oxberry

Learning and participation events are led by performers and artists from our touring companies and participants always get to see the professionals in action on stage. 

Recent highlights include: 

  • Dance and Health – Ballet British Columbia worked with people in recovery from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in Salford; Mark Morris Dance Group brought their renowned Dance for Parkinson’s workshops to 10 cities during the Pepperland tour and co-led an International Dance for Parkinson’s Symposium at Sadler’s Wells.
  • Dance and older people – The Ballet de Trockadero de Monte Carlo led workshops for older adults in Nottingham Edinburgh and London, Mark Morris Dance Group led seated dance class at Theatre Royal Plymouth 
  • Dance and social integration – Young refugees and asylum seekers from Bradford College ESOL programme have connected with Mark Morris Dance Group, Acosta Danza and Dada Masilo’s Giselle. 
  • Dance and talent development – Young dancers from AkomaAsa Academy in London spent an afternoon taking a workshop and watching rehearsals with Dada Masilo and the Dance Factory.