From our Friends



Artists 4 Artists is an artist led network upskilling & supporting hip hop theatre artists in the UK. They’ve been hosting weekly workshops and discussions – keep an eye on their Instagram for what’s coming up next!

Cheshire Dance | Dance for People With Learning Disabilities

On Demand

Cheshire Dance have created a selection of pre-recorded activities that have been designed specifically for those with learning disabilities and their carers to follow in their homes or care settings.

The Dukes & Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance | Stay In and Boogie

On demand

Stay In and Boogie is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance workshop from the wonderful Lisa Simpson (of Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance Ltd.) and Helen Gould (La Petite Mort Theatre), commissioned especially for The Dukes.

Follow Lisa, Helen and their team of dancers as they show you a creative movement game that’s free for you to interpret to suit your needs and space!

James Cousins Company

On Demand

James Cousins Company have been sharing their dance films via their Facebook, including the acclaimed Within Her Eyes. Stay tuned for more work…

Jasmin Vardimon | Bodymap

On Demand

In a time when the experience of separation and detachment has such a profound effect and a touch has become a dangerous gesture, we are longing for simple human connections. This short film explores a ‘body map’ that links individual lives and individual bodies into a joint journey, a community connecting together through movement.

Joseph Toonga | Born to Manifest Digital Series

On Demand

A four part series responding to Hip Hop theatre work Born to Manifest by Artistic Director Joseph Toonga, a work that Illuminates the systematic racial cycles and their impact on Black British men.

With two response collaborations from Theo Oloyade/Godson & Elliott Banks & Jade Hackett & Nuna Sandy.

Joss Arnott Dance | DANCE: CONNECTS

On demand

DANCE: CONNECTS is a community engagement project that has a series of videos going live over the coming weeks, as well as watch parties.




On demand

DROWNTOWN follows the lives of six strangers as they struggle with isolation, loneliness, shame and failed support systems in an abandoned seaside town.

Radical choreographer Rhiannon Faith was due to tour DROWNTOWN in early spring/summer 2020 with a Barbican run for June and July to follow. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, Faith has created DROWNTOWN LOCKDOWN, a digital prologue film where the audience meets the cast in their homes before moving to the beach-setting of the film.


On demand

After you’ve watched DROWNTOWN, join company member Nikki Watson for a short series of dance and creative writing online workshops exploring some of the themes of the piece. You’ll get a taster of our creation processes, using autobiographical experiences and transforming them into your own dance theatre Solo Story.


Join Russell and his company dancers – Alethia Antonia, Edd Arnold, Grace Jabbari, Folu Odimayo and Will Thompson – for online company classes from 16 November, Monday to Friday, 10.45am-12.00pm. The classes will run for 4 weeks.

Many of our friends have created exciting online experiences and we wanted to share these with you – take a look!


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