To mark our 20 year anniversary and our continued support to artist development, we are offering 20 days of free studio space to artists, companies and producers across the UK and internationally.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Following successful tours in 2015 and 2016, Flamenco Edition 2017 returns with Ana Morales Flamenco Company in Reunión
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.
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.
OffSite Seed Funding announcement - find out which four amazing Midlands projects will receive support from Déda, SO Festival, Derby Festé and Appetite Stoke