A collage of images featuring Becky Namgauds, Jeanefer Jean Charles, Stopgap Dance Company, Alleyne Dance and Autin Dance TheatreA collage of images featuring Becky Namgauds, Jeanefer Jean Charles, Stopgap Dance Company, Alleyne Dance and Autin Dance Theatre

ODC21: Outdoor Dance Catalogue

A curated selection of new and existing outdoor dance shows, as part of ODC21: UK Dance Showcase

Welcome to the Outdoor Dance Collection: Catalogue

The ODC21 catalogue is a curated selection of some of the best new and existing outdoor dance shows available for touring in 2021/2022, chosen by a panel of representatives from XTRAX, DanceXchange, Dance4 and an independent artist.

Each show includes artistic and practical information about the piece, from video trailers and images to contact details and touring information.The ODC21 Catalogue also includes artists who are pitching as part of the UK Dance Showcase, 3-4 June.

Find out more about the Artist Pitching Sessions here.

Register for the UK Dance Showcase, 3-4 June here

Once registered, access the Virtual Event platform here (You will also receive an email giving you access to the platform)

See a curated selection of shows below and select to find out more about the piece.


About the Outdoor Dance Collection 2021

The catalogue is part of Birmingham International Dance Festival‘s brand new Outdoor Dance Collection 2021, a programme of events for professional delegates and artists in the dance and outdoor arts industry taking place 3-11 June. The Outdoor Dance Collection 2021 is dance and outdoor arts industry programme of events for professional delegates and artists and includes the UK Dance Showcase (3-4 June) and Dance & The Outdoors Symposium (8-9 June). 

The ODC21: UK Dance Showcase is devised and delivered in partnership with XTRAX as part of the international showcase programme Platform 4:UK; Dance4 as part of Dance from England; and DanceXchange, producers of BIDF. The event will offer opportunities for artists, programmers and professionals working in outdoor dance to attend panel discussions, training, artist pitching sessions and network with UK and international colleagues, all available via a virtual event platform.

Featured images (L to R): RODADORAS (c) Stephen Wright Photography, Jeanefer-Jean Charles (c) Stephen Wright Photography, Stopgap (c) Chris Parkes, Alleyne Dance (c) Lidia Crisafulli, Autin Dance Theatre (c) Dani Bower

     

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For more information about the Outdoor Dance Collection 2021 Catalogue, contact: Laëtitia Bortot at laetitia@xtrax.org.uk

OUTDOOR DANCE COLLECTION 2021

Woven Land

Artist: Vanessa Grasse

A participatory audio guided choreography for parks and woodlands. A poetic journey of ecological and social interconnectivity.

Future Cargo

Artist: Requardt & Rosenberg

A truck arrives from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up a strange and unstoppable process…

IRMÃ-sister

Artist: DAMAEDANCE | Alice Bonazzi and Sara Marques

DamaeDance’s mesmerising outdoor work IRMÃ-sister is an exhilarating, cutting-edge exploration of the beauty and challenges of women’s relationships, looking at how they…

GOOD YOUTES WALK

Artist: Far From The Norm

This chaotic and frenzied Hip Hop dance theatre work explores how divided we are as a nation. Due to the recent surge…

Glam

Artist: Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Etta Ermini Dance Theatre and Van Huynh Company present GLAM, premiering and available to book for 2020. GLAM is a 25 minute…

Out of the Deep Blue

Artist: Autin Dance Theatre

An impactful dialogue around our earth’s climate emergency, told through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering. Ideal for family audiences.

Mayfly

Artist: Kapow - Dance Circus Theatre

Mayfly is a spectacular fusion of water, dance and song. The stage will come to life with water effects and leaping fountains….

Lifted

Artist: Mimbre

Mimbre’s outdoor production Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when…

POWER

Artist: 2Faced Dance

The fearless new dance production choreographed by Alleyne Dance explores our relationship with authority and control. With abuses of power and domination…

Jane

Artist: Moxie Brawl

An all-femxle show about pre-raphaelite muse Jane Morris. Weird & picturesque, our 4 Janes will mesmerise the whole family w/costume, dance & pomegranat

Catch Me

Artist: Upswing

Catch Me is a lively and surprising take on age, race and gender. An older woman and younger man move together through a…

Jukebox

Artist: Jamaal Burkmar

14 Songs, 3 dancers and a set of performances chosen by YOU the Audience. This interactive work takes popular songs from different…

The Cilia Dance

Artist: The Bicycle Ballet Co

The Cilia Dance is a socially distanced, participatory performance, co-creating a movement dialogue about moving around towns/cities. The show will be developed…

The Protocol

Artist: AVA DANCE COMPANY

The Protocol is a contemporary dance-theatre work where three unfortunate characters find themselves in an unwanted situation, they have been chosen to…

RODADORAS

Artist: Becky Namgauds

Performed in a bed of soil Rodadoras explores the themes of death and re-birth, cycles of life and a state of emergency…

OQDA

Artist: Etta Ermini Dance Theatre

Oqda- a new outdoor show by EEDT featuring hand balance, traditional Moroccan acrobatics and urban dance in a touching exploration of cultural differences.

PREPPERS: The Show

Artist: Casson & Friends

PREPPERS: The Show is a thought provoking, timely and intimate duet that asks: are we truly prepared? It can be presented outdoors, indoors and off-grid.

ON EDGE

Artist: JUSTICE IN MOTION

ON EDGE is a breath-taking, stunning, and highly engaging parkour-theatre piece about modern slavery.
Inspired by joy. Informed by truth. Sustained by hope.

WILD

Artist: Motionhouse

WILD, the latest daring outdoor production from Motionhouse, explores our disconnect with the natural environment and how, in a world where many…

SPHERA

Artist: HUMANHOOD

SPHERA is a bright dance of liquid bodies that change and morph under the influence of the Earth’s spherical satellite: the Moon.
2nd piece of the Moon tryptic.

PULSE!

AVAILABLE FOR TOURING MAY-OCTOBER 2022 Joss Arnott Dance present PULSE!, a brand-new dance and live music experience created for the streets. Performed…

BONDED

Artist: Alleyne Dance

BONDED, explores the construct of human dependency – especially that of siblings – and how time and external conditions can affect the…

A Graceful Act of Stupidity

Artist: Candoco Dance Company

Building on our repertoire of duets, Candoco collaborates with New Art Club’s Tom Roden. Tom Roden draws on his experience across art-form…

Void

Artist: Company Chameleon

A male and female duet, Void explores the space created by the pandemic, and what has moved into that space – both good and bad.

Black Victorians

Artist: Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Black Victorians by Artistic Director / Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and childen

Pravaas

Artist: Akademi South Asian Dance UK

Pravaas is Akademi’s new outdoor production.  Pravaas explores issues around climate migration.  The show provides an experience of ancient dance forms and live…

Timeless

Artist: Joli Vyann

Timeless is Joli Vyann’s new spectacular medium to large scale outdoor touring show featuring an interactive 7 metre high, free standing, rotating…

Drumming in the Hall of the Mountain

Artist: Studio Stefan Jovanović

On a planet from another time and space there lived a fictional humanity that failed to respond to their environmental crisis. Four…

Frock

Artist: Stopgap Dance Company

Striking dancers collide in an uplifting dance riot set to an exclusive art rock soundtrack by Moulettes. A punkish celebration of individuality.

Born to Protest

Artist: Joseph Toonga

Born to Protest is part of a Hip-Hop dance theatre sequel Joseph Toonga is curating to highlight black excellence. It follows the…