International dance company works with Derbyshire Artists as it launches its first UK tour

On Friday 21 February internationally-acclaimed dance-theatre company T42 will launch its first ever UK tour at Déda, following a curtain-raising performance created by local dance artists.t42.jpg

T42 from Switzerland will present Tour D’Horizon, a fascinating story of one man living in isolation for decades on the coast of Brittany and the strange fate which befalls him.  Two fishermen, a woman and a goldfish move in the grey areas between thought, memory, imagination and reality. Contemporary dance meets physical theatre in a beautiful, warm and humorous journey through loneliness, boredom, illusion and hope.

In the week leading up to the performance, fifteen members of Derbyshire Dance Artists Network will attend a three-day professional development residency to master T42’s unique choreographic style. They will then create a short piece which will be presented before Tour D’Horizon on Friday 21 February.

T42 Dance has a national reputation in Switzerland for its use of beautiful yet unconventional choreography, coupled with stunning projection. It was founded in 2006 by choreographers Misato Inoue and Felix Dumeril in Bern, Switzerland. 

Felix was director of the Bern Ballet from 1999-2004. Since 2005 he has worked internationally as guest choreographer for companies in Switzerland, Holland, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, Germany and Austria (and also as a guest dancer and actor in various productions and films). He also teaches workshops worldwide. Misato has worked extensively as a freelance dancer and choreographer for projects in Switzerland and other countries.

T42 perform Tour D’Horizon with a curtain raiser from local dance artists at Déda on Friday 21 February at 8pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) and can be booked online at or by calling the Box Office on 01332 370911.

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Listings Information

Friday 21 February 8pm

Tour D’Horizon

Presented by T42 Dance Productions

Tickets: £10 (£8 concession)


Déda, Chapel Street, Cathédral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911




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.

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