Déda 20 Year Anniversary Events

In 2018 Déda celebrated our 20th anniversary in our Chapel Street home! We held a series of 20 special events throughout the year to mark the great work that we have done in the past, projects that we are proud to work on at present and our ambitions for the future.

Déda's 20 year celebration was part of Derby Dancing, a community heritage project celebrating the story of dance in Derby since the 1950s.


Derby Dancing is kindly supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

9 Jan: 20 Year Anniversary Launch
Calendar of events launched celebrating 20 years in our
Chapel Street home, Derby

May: 2018/19 Associate Artists
Regional and national artists announced exploring dance,
circus & outdoor practice

Summer Activity Programme
Celebrating 20 years of Déda's
work with children and
young people

27-29 September: Derby Festé Celebrating Circus 250
with Déda as the lead producer

1 December: An Evening with
the Siddiquis, connecting with
the local celebrities 

10 Feb: Nikki & JD 
Déda's associate artists present 
'KNOT' commissioned and
supported by Déda 

12 May: Degree Show
Showcasing the Dance Artist talent of the future in partnership with the University of Derby

August: 20 Days for 20 Years
Offering 20 days of free space for artists to explore, create and
develop artistic practices

12 October: Trinity Weekend
Celebrating Déda's involvement with urban arts in the city

19 - 22 December: SNOW
A dynamic and accessible work for audiences this festive season

9 March: Interface 2018
Exceptionally high quality choreography and performance
presented as part of U.Dance '18

June: Derby Book Festival 
A celebration of Déda's connection to the wider arts community in the City

8 September - 22 December
Derby Dancing Exhibition
Mapping the journey of Dance
in Derby since the 1950s

November: Family Arts Festival
Featuring jaw dropping performances and workshops

January 2019: CrossingOver Symposium continuing the investigation into the relationship between circus and dance

24 March: Night at the Theatre
Celebrating all that is diverse about Déda including vast array of talent development opportunities

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June: Twenty 
An event to mark the moment bringing together VIPs from
Déda's past, present and future

21-22 September: A Thing Mislaid
Celebrating Maison Foo's 10th birthday with the world premiere
of their new work

29 November: Sigma
Juggling, geometry and classical Indian dance unite

September 2019: Dance and Contemporary Circus MA launched in partnership with the Unversity of Derby