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Critical Mass is a creative, ambitious dance and movement project for up to 300 young people who will perform at some of 2022’s biggest events including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

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


From mid-April 2022, DanceXchange and Dance4 will be coming together in a formal merger, building on the strengths of our two successful organisations. We are combining our complementary knowledge, skills and expertise to form a new, single, strategic organisation, FABRIC.

FABRIC will strive to inspire, increase and diversify engagement, co-create with the extraordinary people of the region, encourage creative leadership, develop talent, and celebrate the impact of dance and its place in public life. Jointly, we believe we can be more ambitious for dance made, produced and nurtured in the Midlands.

The work, people and resources of both DanceXchange and Dance4 will continue into the forming of FABRIC, and we will continue to operate and grow from our existing sites in Nottingham and Birmingham.

We look forward to this next exciting chapter, working with and for artists, audiences and communities, to create new opportunities and growth for dance in the Midlands and beyond.

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