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White & Givan | Worn

Worn is an exquisite and emotive new dance production, exploring how the body is affected by time and space, and the experiences, marks and scars that become part of our history and affect our present as well as our possible futures. Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi,where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object. White and Givan’s trademark strong physical presence, dynamic and tender choreography engages on both a physical and…

Julia James-Griffiths | The Box

Julia James-Griffiths’s The Box explores the impact depression can have on an individual, and how our society responds to it.

In development, available from Autumn 2018.

Matthew Hawkins | Vesalii Icones

Matthew Hawkins & Red Note Ensemble’s new production and choreography of Vesalii Icones – available from Summer 2018. Written in 1969 this is one of Peter Maxwell Davies’s classic works of concert-hall music theatre. An extraordinarily dramatic, multi-layered fusion of dance and music, its shape superimposes the 14 stations of the Cross on a series of 16th-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius, with a dancer and a solo cellist as the protagonists. Scored for the classic Fires of London Sextet line-up the work is filled with unconventional percussion instruments, a honky tonk piano and much allusion to foxtrots as well as…

Rob Heaslip Dance | Freagra

Rob Heaslip Dance’s FREAGRA | A Blurred Expans is an ensemble piece of contemporary dance exploring identity; is one’s identity a choice or a group consensus? Touring Scotland and Ireland Spring 2018.


MiniFest is a special week of performances, workshops and free activities, for children aged 6 months to 12 years, and their families.

Jack Webb | The End

Jack Webb’s The End – “BEAUTIFUL, UNSETTLING, FAST AND SEXY”. UK Tour 2016.

Dudendance | The Lady Vanishes

Offsite and outdoor performance installation inspired by Victorian spirit photography and belief in the afterlife.


An annual festival celebrating contemporary dance, presenting the best contemporary dance in the North East.

Rob Heaslip & Laura Murphy | Wunderbar

Wunderbar by Rob Heaslip and Laura Murphy at Zoo Southside, 5th – 13th August.

100 Days / 100 Dances

100 DAYS/100 DANCES offered taster classes, performance events and dance ‘happenings’ around the city centre, every day for 100 days.

March Moves

Dance and performance art festival, which took place in Aberdeen in March 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Dance Amazing

Dance Amazing combined dance, art, design, music and technology to create a magical first arts experience for young people and their families.

Dudendance | Borderlands


Feed your mind and your belly….. Curious is part supper club, part season of contemporary music, theatre and performance events, part conversation with the artists.

Morna Young | Netting

Set in the north of Scotland, “Netting” is a moving story about finding closure after unimaginable loss. Touing Scotland Spring 2016.

The Great Big Dance Show

A showcase of the best dance from Aberdeen and the North East, encompassing a range of styles and featuring performers from all of Aberdeen’s leading dance schools.

Andy Howitt | Deliberance

A dramatic new dance production with an all star cast and live music, inspired by the famous line from 12 Angry Men: “It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone.”

Matthew Hawkins

Matthew Hawkins is Royal Ballet School trained. Hawkins’ shift from ballet to contemporary practice involved his being a founder member of Second Stride and Michael Clark dance companies, studying Cunningham technique at source and presenting his own work, including as Artistic Director of Imminent Dancers Group, and Matthew Hawkins Dance Company, and commissions for Dansproduktie Amsterdam, CNDC Angers Szegedi Balett. Recent recognition for Matthew has come in the form of a Jerwood Choreography prize, a Dance Artists Fellowship from Arts Council England, a Herald Angel award and Professional Development/Choreographic Futures support from Creative Scotland. “…a display of rare interest, of…

This is Performance Art (Aberdeen) 2011

A four-day festival featuring some of the most exciting and influential performance artists in the world.

GOD (Grumpy Old Dancers)

“These two wildly funny, contrasting choreographers have wanted to dance this duet together for the past 25 years. They are now old and grumpy enough to do it. “

ACT Aberdeen Dance Gala

ACT Aberdeen’s Dance Gala, presenting work by a variety of local dance companies.

Street Theatre | Abderite Theatre Company

Pop up Street Theatre in Aberdeen.

Bogies, Brains and Bile | Abderite Theatre Company

Poor Sam’s not feeling well and the alien world inside Sam’s body has become all topsy-turvy: armies of cells fighting, organs partying, a volcanic belly and intestines knotted and confused.


Dudendance Theatre create work that defies a singular interpretation having pioneered an original voice by layering film, soundtrack, narrative and movement

Jack Webb

Jack is one of Scotland’s leading dancers, choreographers and teachers and winner of the Sunday Herald Culture Awards ‘One to Watch’ 2016.

Rob Heaslip Dance

Rob Heaslip is a by Irish-born, Scottish-based dancer and choreographer. His latest work, FREAGRA | A Blurred Expanse, premeires at Tramway in July 2016.

KaSt Dance Company

KaSt Dance Company produce emotive works that are communicated through a highly energetic and physical movement style.

Julia James-Griffiths

Julia James-Griffiths is an emerging dance artist based in Scotland.

Fuora Dance Project

“ the dancers have real presence, and between them they create an authentic stage world – convincingly specific to them and their material”