2013

Growing Upwards

Posted by stephen on 15 Nov 2013 in Déda

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The centre for dance on Chapel Street has been in existence since 1998, establishing itself over the years as the much loved home for dance in Derby and the wider East Midlands. The building has come to represent a real community landmark where people come to immerse themselves in the arts by watching, doing or relaxing in the CUBE café|bar.

We like to think our building is friendly and colourful - which hopefully breaks down the common perception that arts buildings are daunting places to walk into for the first time. This has been the key to Déda's success, with visitors in excess of 55,000 in 2013.

DEDA_2_corridor_alternative.jpgNow our roots are beginning to spread as we look to 2014 and the opening of a new Dance Studio, Meeting Room and extension to the existing Déda Theatre. We are taking over an adjacent building which is currently used as the local leisure centre's Squash Courts and transforming it into a hub for a new Dance Degree in the city.

The project demonstrates fantastic partnership working between Arts Council England, Derby City Council and the University of Derby, who are all bringing different resources to the table.

We are working with architectural and engineering partnership Pick Everard on an exciting design scheme which will go on site June 2014 to be launched to the public in September 2014. The building and CUBE café|bar will remain open throughout as we try to limit disruption to our class programme.

As the design team's work intensifies and as we get closer to the start date I will write to keep you up to speed with the successes and challenges of this ground breaking project for the arts in the East Midlands.

 

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