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Déda chosen by Children & the Arts to be part of Start programme

Start, created by Children & the Arts, is a three-year engagement programme of arts activity between selected cultural organisations and local schools that tackles inequality by working only with the children who need it most, who are at risk of missing out on a creative and cultural education.

Déda chosen by Children & the Arts to be part of Start programme

Start, created by Children & the Arts, is a three-year engagement programme of arts activity between selected cultural organisations and local schools that tackles inequality by working only with the children who need it most, who are at risk of missing out on a creative and cultural education.

Internationally acclaimed choreographer arrives in Derby

An internationally-acclaimed Indian dancer, choreographer and educator will visit the city this week to launch preparations for the climax performance at this September’s Derby Festé.

Graduating Students Become Part of the Furniture at Déda

The achievements of the first students to graduate from the University of Derby BA Hons Dance degree – based at regional dance house Déda in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter - have been honoured with the first seat plaque at the venue’s theatre.

Arts Council England NPO announcement

Today, Arts Council England announced the new National Portfolio for 2018-22 - a fresh, ambitious and wide-ranging group of organisations believed to bring new energy to the arts and cultural sector, while reaching more people in more places than ever before. Déda is delighted to be invited to remain an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation 2018 - 22.

Déda and Arts Derbyshire to Champion Dance with Disabled People

Déda, the Derby-based regional dance house, has been selected by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council as the Creative Producer for a two-year project which will develop and celebrate the talents of disabled people.

East Meets West in this year's Derby Festé

Visitors to Derby Festé this September will be able to enjoy the very best of different cultures in a two-day outdoor entertainment spectacular. Derby Festé has been a highlight in the city’s calendar for the past 11 years and this year’s festival will be held on Friday September 29 and Saturday September 30 with the theme of fusing Western and Eastern cultures in the most spectacular fashion.

Moving for the Mind - Company Chameleon and Déda take dance to mental health patients

On Friday 19th May, patients at the Radbourne Unit, a mental health care unit in Derby, can look forward to a visit from touring dance theatre company, Company Chameleon. The Manchester-based Company, which tours the world performing, is visiting the unit to perform and deliver a dance workshop.

Ana Morales Flamenco Company present Reunión

Following successful tours in 2015 and 2016, Flamenco Edition 2017 returns with Ana Morales Flamenco Company in Reunión

Derby Festé 2017 is offering a commission for Midlands based artists

There is the opportunity for a professional company or artist with a proven track record to submit a proposal for a £4,000 commission for this year's Derby Festé.

Celebration for Derby and Derbyshire Dance Groups as they prepare to Perform at Regional Event: Interface 17

Students from 14 dance groups across Derby and Derbyshire have been awarded the opportunity to perform at a county platform event, Interface 17, on Monday 6 March at The Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield.