Nottdance is back for its 25th edition, 09-13 October 2019.

This years festival is co-curated by Artist Matthias Sperling alongside Paul Russ, Artistic Director of Dance4. Through their collaborative dialogues they are seeking to highlight and bring together a sampling of the practices, urgencies and contexts that they each perceive as making vital contributions to the current field of dance and its ongoing evolution, with a focus on the ecology of practices in the UK.

Within this, Sperling has contributed a particular focus on ‘Magic & Science’: tuning into how a growing number of artists’ current practices are concerned with conjuring bridges between the magical and the scientific, the imagined and the actual, the subjective and the objective, or – as Sperling explores in his own practice – mind and body. The term ‘Magic & Science’ comes from Aby Warburg (1866-1929, Germany), an art historian who placed movement at the centre of his way of understanding the world.

Dance4 invites you to witness current practices and thinking from the UK and beyond, to contribute to the future of the field and to explore your place within it. 5 days full of questions, ideas, challenges and dancing.

Tickets for Nottdance 2019 are now on sale with concessions and deals available across the festival.

Visit for full festival details, programme and tickets.


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