Join us for a season of great choreography

We are thrilled to announce Dance4’s Spring 2018 season, a refreshing series of programmes full with opportunities for artists, global participatory projects, dance shows, fun shows of puppetry for youngsters and regular learning events.
Dance4’s Artistic Director Paul Russ says:

As Winter turns to Spring Dance4 invites artists from near and far to begin the new year with a programme full of fresh choreographic ideas and perspectives. Whether you’re taking part in their process, watching their performance work or talking about their ideas, there are enthralling opportunities to meet some of the most inspiring artists making dance.

You are welcome to drop by – the kettle is always on at iC4C!

Spring 2018 will feature:


Our Sunday Supplement series will continue with Robert Clark’s MASS a work exploring the wonderful, unspoken ways we connect with each other. The season’s second Sunday Supplement will be a special celebration of our region’s dance scene, featuring three East Midlands-based artists who will share their work-in-progress with you. If you are an artist, you can apply here to be part of this opportunity – make sure to send in your application by Friday 9 February.

Another opportunity for artists is Score Sunday on Sunday 11 February, when choreographer Sally Doughty will host French dance artist Philippe Blanchard at iC4C for a discussion and a sharing, and will invite practitioners to join them to gain first-hand experience of working with and developing a choreographic score.

This spring will also bring an exciting worldwide participatory project, The NELKEN-Line by Pina Bausch. Regardless of your experience in dance (or lack of!), you could be one of the one hundred people filmed to dance this very simple, famous choreography to be performed in Nottingham, which will be featured on the Pina Bausch Foundations’s website with other entries all over the world.

If you joined us for Talking, Thinking, Dancing in June 2017, or you could not come but wish you had, we have good news: the full event is now available to watch online.


This new season has a varied and exciting line-up of youth dance and children’s events.

U.Dance 2018 is back with the five county events and Xzibit, enabling young dancers and choreographers to dance at some of the most prestigious venues in East Midlands.

For young creatives aged between 13-24 years, we recommend applying for the Nottingham Creative Awards, which can help you support your creative future by giving you great professional connections, visibility and a prize.

For the very first time Nottingham will have its own Puppet Festival, featuring shows, talks, screenings, and a variety of events for all ages, including a spectacular puppet parade. Tessa Bide’s A Strange New Space, a magical show suitable for little ones aged 4+ and their families will be hosted by us at iC4C.


Our CAT programmes continue in full swing with the regular training days on Saturdays for CAT students. If you are a school teacher you can book a FREE workshop aimed for secondary school aged young people interested in dance. If you are a boy aged 11-17 years, join us for a free Boys’ Only Experience Day, led by Hip Hop and Contemporary dance professionals.

And don’t forget about our regular Jump Start sessions, our creative dance programme for 7-11 year old children – for a mere £3 per session (with concessions available)!

We hope you will like this season and that we will see you soon at iC4C. Please click here to view our spring 2018 brochure on Issuu or you can download it as a pdf below.

Our printed brochures will hit the streets in Nottingham in the New Year – look out for them and grab your free copy.