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20 Days for 20 years!

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.

Premiere dance performance set to soar as Derbyshire based Adaire to Dance re-unite with visual arts company ILLUMINOS

Adaire to Dance and ILLUMINOS present Icarus, a new dance and digital interpretation of the well-known Greek myth. Combining captivating choreography and illuminating interactive artwork, audiences are taken on a journey to Sun and beyond.

Derby welcomes Malaysian Gamelan Group Kayu Gangsa in Premiere Performance at Déda

Kayu Gangsa, the UK's only professional Malaysian Gamelan group is set to make its first performance in Derby at Déda on Friday 16 September.

Déda celebrates successful Catalyst: Evolve bid

We're delighted to announce that Déda is one of 140 organisations to receive a share of £17.5 million as part of Arts Council England’s Catalyst: Evolve programme.

Déda celebrates partnership with The National Centre for Circus Arts

Déda's vision to become a creative hub for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work in the East Midlands has been bolstered by an exciting partnership with The National Centre for Circus Arts in London.

Volunteers required to work with the fabulous Sarruga

Get involved with Derby Festé, part of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network. To celebrate the 10th Derby Festé the show that opened the festival in 2007 is making a dramatic return.

A closer look at Arts and Dementia at Déda

Déda are hosting a forum to share best practice in arts work for people with Dementia, in partnership with Arts in Health Derby throughout the day before playing host to the Secret Dance Club's 'Camera Obscura' at the end of the month.

Déda appoints new Creative Producer - Phil Hargreaves

With funding through The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Déda has appointed a Creative Producer to help drive forward the organisation’s vision to become the Midlands’ leading creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor performing arts.

Déda's Future Plans - Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work

Déda - a creative centre for the development of Dance, Contemporary Circus and Outdoor Work - is bringing together a wide range of arts professionals for a symposium in Derby, the East Midlands.

A Hip Hop twist on the story of Oliver at Déda

On Friday 6 May Déda is delighted to host Fagin’s Twist, an ambitious reimagining of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist by innovative hip-hop/contemporary dance company Avant Garde Dance.