We’ve had a busy but great start to the year with many events and activities at iC4C. For our summer season, we are looking forward to more performances, sneak peeks, workshops and events for you to get involved with.

Performances and Sneak Peeks
To start our summer season Rita Macarlo (Instant Dissidence) returns to Dance4 as she shares the result of her recent project, One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa. Nottingham Lakeside Arts hosts 3 artists returning to Nottingham over the next couple of months: Russell Maliphant returns with his new work Silent Lines at the end of April; following a residency at iC4C, Seeta Patel will present Rite of Spring which is her interpretation of Stravinsky’s work using the classical indian dance form Bharatanatyam in May; and Bodies in Flight who were in residence with us in February will be premiering their work Life Class in June.

Working in collaboration with Serendipity, this season we will present Signatures, a platform that showcases work from emerging dancers as part of the Let’s Dance International Frontiers , at Curve Theatre in Leicester at the beginning of May.

We are excited to have Montreal-based choreographer Katie Ward returning to iC4C to host the next Sunday Supplement in June. She will be presenting and discussing her work-in-progress Anything Whatsoever.

With an ambition to make the arts accessible to all, we continue to encourage artists to host Sneak Peeks as an opportunity for audiences to see works-in-progress of artists in residence. In July we have sneak peek double-bill performance by two artists: Nicola Carter, a cross-disciplinary artist who is developing her new work Peer Pleasure, and a performance of tilt/rhythm/back by Katrina Brown.

Towards the end of summer we have Australian dancer and choregrapher Angela Goh. Angela is undertaking a research residency at Dance4’s iC4C as part of an exchange with Critical Path in Sydney. Working to build on her research concerning performativity as a mode of augmentation of the body. Her time in residency will culminate in a sharing of the work developed up to this point.

Young People/Learning
Dance4’s CAT programme hosts its annual audition on Sunday 12 May, with the last Boys’ taster session taking place at the end of April. National Youth Dance Company has its Nottingham audition at the end of May at iC4C. The company is open to dancers aged 15-19 or up to the age of 24 for deaf and disabled dancers.

Workshops/Classes/Networking Events
Katye Coe will be continuing her monthly open classes for the duration of the summer season. The classes are suitable for all those interested in exploring movement, with no dance experience necessary to participate.

Presented as part of Artistic Doctorates in Europe, Per/Forming Futures: Investing Artistic Doctorates in Dance and Performance is an event that will be held at Middlesex University in April. As a partner organisation, we are pleased to be supporting choreographer and Dance4’s Research Artist Matthias Sperling for an evening performance of his current research.

Following the sneak peek performance of SURGE with Jemima Brown in May, Tom Dale Company brings his company class to iC4C over the summer. Suitable for professional dancers aged 16+, Tom’s classes have a focus on movement exploration and improvisation.

And finally, Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings comes to Nottingham in May. Part of a pan-European action-research project, the 5 day programme aims to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes.

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