NEWS

What is happening in the world of Anjali?

It’s been over 12 months since new leadership of the company commenced and 6 months since Anjali became Company in Residence at Deda, Derby… they do say time flies when you’re having fun, and we’ve definitely been having lots of it!

We continue to transition from a founder-led company to a stand-alone independent company, with a significant focus on business development and company identity.

Ahead of our 30th anniversary next year, we’ve been taking time to listen and reflect on perceptions, opinions, and aspirations for the company, always striving to evolve who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Alongside this, we’re working on lots of exciting projects:

Arts Council England supported Research & Development for new work, working with Akeim Toussaint Buck, Chisato Minamimura, Joe Garbett and Rebecca Namgauds. Keep your eyes open for a cinematic short film produced by Optic Laboratory capturing our journey, to be released early summer 2024.

An international exchange with com.dance (Germany) as part of the Cultural Bridge programme. The project is called empowering mixedable/inclusive dance across international communities and seeks to share practice and develop new connections.

Team teaching outreach workshops are out on the road, with the company delivering in Derby, Lichfield, Burton, Lichfield, Shropshire and Birmingham so far. Next up is Bromsgrove and Swindon

Anjali open classes are re-launching at The Mill, Banbury in April for young people age 16-30. We’re excited to continue our long-term relationship with our Oxfordshire community and support more young dancers to develop their dance skills.

Finally, there’s a very exciting announcement dropping very soon about a new artistic collaboration you won’t want to miss!

More soon and in the meantime, we always love to hear from you, so feel free to get in touch.

9 April 2024

Other main company dancer recent achievements to highlight:

Daisy has been a key contributor to AQA’s new Inclusivity in Dance resource for GSCE and Alevel teachers across the country. This includes sharing her story and access rider template to inspire others.

Lauren has taught two professional classes for Brum Pro Class, delivering technical exercises and repertoire from her solo, Unicorn and duet, Together.

Nick is in the middle of his first Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) award, focusing on his choreographic development and working with sector professionals to observe, shadow and learn from.

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