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 many exciting events in 2022.
This summer we will be offering a variety of summer camp experiences where you can find out more about the project, take part in dance classes, meet the team and other young people.
Meet the team
About the partners
DanceXchange / An internationally known Birmingham-based dance agency that presents and produces some of the best UK and international dance with a focus on work that is current, new and choreographically driven, and that is artistically ambitious, engaging and inspiring. dx is committed to supporting and showcasing high-quality dance that resonates with our city’s young and diverse audiences. We are the producer of the award-winning biennial Birmingham International Dance Festival. dx has a strategic role in developing the artform, supporting dance artists and choreographers to create and develop their practice and build sustainable dance careers. dx delivers dance classes for adults and young people of all abilities and runs a tailored schools programme. In partnership with Sampad South Asian Arts and Heritage, dx leads the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), an elite training opportunity for talented young performers aged 11-18, in Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary styles.
Birmingham 2022 Cultural Festival / As part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations in 2022, the OC will be delivering a six-month cultural festival across Birmingham and the West Midlands from March to August 2022. The festival aims to promote and showcase the rich and diverse creative talent of the city and region to a global audience – and to support the local cultural economy to not only recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to grow and thrive in the future.
Dance Development Leaders Groups / DDLG comprises dance professionals from core funded and project funded organisations as well as independents, working in all parts of the West Midlands. A membership of 70+ meet twice a year to explore the potential for collaboration, shared ambition and mutual support. With a collective history of delivering high-quality participatory dance projects successful in reaching large audiences, the impact of our work across the region has inspired many young people to seek further training and development in dance with significant numbers going on to work professionally.
Arts Connect / A Midlands-based development agency connecting and supporting communities across the West Midlands, to enable children and young people (from 0-25) to enjoy a rich and meaningful arts and cultural life. We deliver the Bridge programme in the West Midlands for Arts Council England (ACE) and work with partners in education, arts and cultural organisations, local government and others to lead change and improve opportunity of access and engagement. We know that involvement in the arts and culture contributes to a thriving childhood and evidence shows this. We want this for all children and young people in the West Midlands.
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