ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND awards TOM DALE COMPANY NPO status for 2018-22

Tom Dale Company

Tom Dale Company

Critically acclaimed Nottingham-based contemporary dance company becomes National Portfolio Organisation
“Consistently engaging, handsomely designed, imagination-triggering piece.” **** Donald Hutera, The Times, on ‘Digitopia’

TOM DALE COMPANY, one of the UK’s leading contemporary dance companies, has been awarded NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) status by Arts Council England for 2018-2022.  Tom Dale Company’s critically acclaimed work combines choreography, electronic music and digital media to create bold, absorbing performances for all ages.   Seen widely in the UK and abroad to ever increasing audiences, TDC’s work, which ranges from intimate, immersive performances to large-scale site specific works, is regularly performed in theatres, art galleries, music festivals and even shopping centres.

Tom Dale

Tom Dale

Says Artistic Director Tom Dale (left):  “I’m absolutely delighted that we have been awarded NPO status for the next four years.  It’s really exciting that the Arts Council are investing in our work, helping us to take Tom Dale Company to the next level of creating world-class work for global audiences.  The funding means we can extend our team of dancers, musicians, digital media artists and designers to create even more innovative performances here and abroad. We can also further develop our participation programme, Urban Explorers, across Nottinghamshire and beyond. I believe we’ll be able to expand the boundaries of audience expectations and inspire the next generation of creative talent.”

Tom Dale trained at Trinity Laban where he won the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.  He danced with leading choreographers and companies including Mathew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures before creating his own work and forming Tom Dale Company where he could pursue his artistic vision of creating projects that interrogate art in motion and have a particular synergy with digital arts and electronic music.

As well as creating all TDC’s work to date, including critically acclaimed pieces Rise, I Infinite, Refugees of the Lost Heart and Digitopia, Tom has created A New Chimera for Fertile Ground, Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red with Sinfonia Viva, Subterrania part of (In the Dust) for 2Faced Dance Company, Dance Please produced by TPO/Crying Out Loud/Theatre Is, Urban Explorers, the collaborative work for young artists and I am a believer for artist Reza Aramesh.

Tom Dale Company’s Urban Explorers is at Nottingham Playhouse on 5th July, 7.30pm.  Choreographed by Tom Dale, working with TDC dancers, Urban Explorers showcases the talent of dancers aged 13- 19, from youth dance groups across Nottinghamshire: The Black Thunder & TOL Collaboration Group, Reverse Flow, Backfoot Forward, JME Dance Company, electronic musician Jimmy Power, Dawn House Special School and Mansfield Pride.

The company’s next touring production, a double bill Step Sonic/Subterrania will premiere in the Midlands in March 2018.