Déda announces new addition to programming team – Associate Producer (Dance) Phil Hargreaves

Déda is pleased to announce a new Associate Producer to complement the expansion of the Déda performance programme, following the completion of an exciting refurbishment project. The addition of experienced dance producer Phil Hargreaves will enable Déda Director Stephen Munn to continue to develop Déda's family friendly performance events and new programme of circus work.

Phil has a great understanding of the UK Dance Touring market and prides himself on putting audience development at the heart of all his work.

His passion is for taking creative, accessible and entertaining dance to as wide an audience as possible. Over the last five years Phil has worked with Dep Arts, Phoenix Dance Theatre, 2Faced Dance Company and Joss Arnott Dance, and his work as a Producer has seen him partake in a variety of roles including UK & International touring, strategic development and programming.

Phil states "I am extremely excited to be working with Déda on the Dance Programme. It is an amazing venue surrounded by an area not so different to the one I grew up in, so I really do understand the environment which they are working in. This is a great chance to work with the wonderful team at Déda and continue with my passion for ensuring Dance reaches a wide and varied audience."

Stephen Munn, Déda Director said, "I am delighted that Phil will be working with us on developing our dance programme. He has extensive knowledge of the UK dance sector which will allow Déda to continue to present a challenging but accessible programme to its audience."


Notes to Editors:
For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:
Heather Gunn, Marketing and Audience Development Coordinator
T: 01332 370911
E: h.gunn@deda.uk.com

Listings Information
Déda, Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU
Box Office: 01332 370911
Website: www.deda.uk.com

Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.

With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

About Arts Council England
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