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A brand new inclusive dance collective, based across the West Midlands for young people aged 16-30.

Critical Mass is a creative, ambitious dance and movement project for up to 300 young people who will make up a collective that will perform at some of 2022’s biggest events including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies.
The Critical Mass collective is made up of disabled and non-disabled young people to show how genuine inclusion can be achieved in mega-events such as the Commonwealth Games.
Birmingham 2022 Festival in collaboration with DanceXchange, Arts Connect and Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG) present…Critical Mass.
Generously supported by Spirit Of 2012

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Performances that will be seen locally by thousands and broadcast globally to an audience of 1 billion...

A ground-breaking mass participation project...

Involving industry professionals and high profile artists...

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100 Days To Go: Birmingham 2022 Festival

Opening on 17 March 2022, the £12million Birmingham 2022 Festival will officially begin with Wondrous Stories, a spectacular free production in Centenary Square.

Critical Mass Winter Celebration By Lensi Photography

We Are Hiring!

DanceXchange (dx), the West Midlands Dance Development Leaders Group (DDLG) and Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 are looking for a team of 10 reliable, attentive and proactive Support Workers to assist the Critical Mass participants throughout their project experience. 

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Meet the Critical Mass Team!

We are excited to share the amazing people part of the Critical Mass summer camp team. Read more about who you could meet at the summer camps.

Critical Mass

Funding for mass participation programme announced

The Birmingham 2022 Cultural Festival has received a £1 million funding award from Spirit of 2012, the London 2012 legacy charity, to enable 300 young people from across the West Midlands to co-create a series of major dance performances, and take centre stage at the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

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