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Dance Umbrella unveils 2022 festival programme in London and online

de Stilte Do-re-mi-ka-do credit Hans Gerritsen
de Stilte Do-re-mi-ka-do credit Hans Gerritsen

London’s annual international contemporary dance festival Dance Umbrella has unveiled its 2022 programme.

Organisers say this year’s programme will have a particular focus on intersectional, diverse, innovative, international and national female dancemakers.

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Artistic Director and Chief Executive Freddie Opoku-Addaie’s first full Dance Umbrella festival will take place from 7 – 23 October across London and online.

Highlights will include live shows from Oona Doherty, Chiara Bersani, Nora Chipaumire, Alleyne Dance, De Stilte, Georgia Tegou & Michalis Theophanous, Luiz De Abreu / Calixto Neto, Joy Alpeurto Ritter and Linda Hayford.

As part of the digital programme, there will be films from Abby Z and The New Utility, Say, Nora Chipaumire and Oona Doherty​​​​

The festival will also feature post show talks, a panel discussion from Candoco and Boy Blue and the return of Choreographer’s Cut with Hetain Patel, Saburo Teshigawara / Karas And Wendy Houstoun

In addition, 2022 will also see the launch of Sound In Motion – A Podcast Series featuring Amy May, Mikey J Asante, and Vince Lamagna while Julia Chen and Qudus Onuikeku have been commissioned to write feature editorials for online audiences.

For more information and tickets, visit danceumbrella.co.uk

Freddie Opoku-Addaie said: “I am buzzing sharing this year’s programme which is filled with talent, invention, intelligence and ferocity. An intersectional mix of female artists lead the charge and I am proud to be able to platform multiple exceptional artists who have not been presented in London before.

“Amongst the international line-up you will find eight UK premieres over 17 days in 12 locations. Online, we have four world class dance films, panel discussions and the return of our popular Choreographer’s Cut series. From Sound System culture to Seeking Unicorns – there will be something for everyone to enjoy and be inspired by across our beloved global city.”


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