TICKETS are now available for one of Europe’s most successful dance festivals, Nottdance.

The 10 day festival runs from the 7 to 17 March and includes more than 50 dance performances, talks, events and happenings from the most exciting international artists. Performances will run across Nottingham at 14 world-class venues, public spaces, cafes, night clubs and boutique shops.

The festival, organised by Nottingham-based international dance organisation Dance4, is now in its 23rd year and showcases the best contemporary dance performances from around the world.

Ticket offers to Nottdance include weekend passes from just £25. Additional offers are also available for performances at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham and special accommodation rates can be booked at Harts Hotel and also Park Plaza where a dinner offer at Chino Latino restaurant is also available.

 Paul Russ, director of dance4 said: “The longevity of Nottdance shows how popular the festival is with both artists and audiences alike and we’re absolutely delighted to be presenting this 23rd edition. 

 Nottdance continues to showcase unique performances that push the boundaries of dance in a playful and entertaining way and with such an acclaimed international programme this festival really contributes to Nottingham’s reputation as the cultural capital of the region. With support from leading hotels and businesses we’ve been able to offer these great deals for both local people and those travelling to the city”

As well as watching, audience members are invited to meet the festival artists, get involved in their research and listen to them discuss their work and participate in events.

The festival kicks off with top acts including Struts and Frets, Collecting Fireworks, On Order & Anarchy and Assembly.

On Thursday 7 March at Rock City, Finnish artists from the JoJo Dance Centre in Oulu, home to the Air Guitar World Championships, will perform against UK artists Pete Shenton and Gillie Kleiman at Struts and Frets. The Air Guitar evening sees the performers along with audience members take to the stage at Rock City in Nottingham to see if they have what it takes to be an Air Guitar champion.

On the 7, 8 and 9 March Collecting Fireworks is a series of free, unique performances at College Street Dance centre in Nottingham. Collecting Fireworks presents stories, through installations and recordings, of incredible performance tales gathered from around the world. The room is filled with voices telling these stories from different types of performances that vary from humorous to haunting. Visitors are invited to record their own performance tales.  Booking essential.

On Order and Anarchy on 8 March at Lakeside Arts Centre, features new work by UK choreographer Colette Sadler in collaboration with four dancers and performing to live music. The performance presents the audience with an abstract game, based on unstable logic. Dance4’s Paul Russ will also lead a post-show talk.

One of the final acts, Assembly, by UK artist Nicola Conibere on 16 March at Nottingham Contemporary explores the shifts in relations between individual and collective bodies. Each time a spectator enters the space a performer will join the performance through a variety of organic and playful shapes and leave when the spectator departs in this investigation of how other people can appear to us. **

Ticket prices vary and free performances still require booking. For more information please see the Dance4 website or call the box office on +44 (0) 115 941 9419.


For more information please call Chloe Williams or Mark Stretton at Cartwright Communications on 0115 8532110.


Leading Nottingham businesses are showing their support for the arts by backing a huge international dance festival coming to the city.

Amongst the sponsors of the Nottdance 2013 Festival are Park Plaza, John E Wright, Hickling & Squires and Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Dance4 is an international centre for the development of 21st century dance. For more information visit