Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and Chief Executive Emma Gladstone, celebrates 21st century choreography across the capital and beyond.

Since 1978, Dance Umbrella has brought 706 contemporary dance artists from 32 countries to over one million people in London. Over the past 35 years the festival has brought audiences a multitude of exceptional artists for the very first time, including names that have since below internationally recognised such as Anne Teresa De Keesmaeker and Trisha Brown, as well as championing UK artists including Akram Khan and Michael Clark at the start of their careers.

Dance Umbrella operates a year round Creative Learning Programme which allows people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with dance.