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Artistic Director's Circle

By becoming a member of the Artistic Director's Circle you will sit at the heart of Dance Umbrella and support Artistic Director and Chief Executive Emma Gladstone in her exciting vision for the future. 
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Dance Umbrella


To celebrate our 40th year in 2018 we have launched Four by Four — a programme inspired by the four decades of artistic growth, a way of moving forwards by looking back. In Four by Four all three of DU’s Artistic Directors — Val Bourne CBE, Betsy Gregory and Emma Gladstone — have invited an established artist from their time at the helm to nominate a ‘choreographer of the future’.

We’re delighted that Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Akram Khan, Stephen Petronio and Rocío Molina have agreed to take part and that have nominated the following artists:

Georgia Vardarou – nominated by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Abby Zbikowski – nominated by Stephen Petronio
Mythili Prakash – nominated by Akram Khan
Jon Maya Sein – nominated by Rocío Molina

Each of the nominated choreographers will receive funding from Four by Four to create a show to be performed in future festivals.