Transgressions2023 – Who We Are

Transgressions2023 – Who We Are It is time for our biennial weekend of performances, discussion and workshops. This year our focus is exploring effects of ageing on artists’ work, and whether greater diversity in the age of artists making and performing work gives audiences a richer dance experience. The theme has developed organically through conversations […]

Hull Dance Awards

Hull Dance Awards Earlier this year we announced our re-vamped Hull Dance Awards and the recipients of two awards Hull Dance Development Award – Lewys Holt Transgressions Performance Award – Holly Gibbs Lewys introduced himself and his ideas to local professional dancers and some students from Hull College via a workshop in October. He gathered […]

Hull City Council Dance Strategy Update

Hull City Council Dance Strategy Update Delivery and working in partnership Arts Development has continued to drive the delivery of Hull City Council’s Dance Strategy in partnership with Hull Dance. Since my last blog we have established focus groups to replace the working group that had previously steered its delivery. This has ensured that we […]

Lewys Holt – Hull Dance Development Award 2022/23

Lewys Holt – Hull Dance Development Award 2022/23 Hi, my name is Lewys Holt. I am the recipient of this year’s Hull Dance Development Award. I’m over the moon that Keyna and the team at Hull Dance connected with my proposal for a new dance piece. A bit about me I am from Scarborough, originally […]

The Comfort Chronicles

The Comfort Chronicles The Comfort Chronicles promised dance, theatre, chats and tunes. It certainly did that all wrapped up in wonderful illustrations by Molly Harman. Holly Gibbs and her fellow dancers, Elise and Nicola entertained the audience at Social on Humber Street on 4 May taking them on an emotional journey with the final stop leaving […]

Leyla’s vlog

Leyla’s thoughts on a day of Move Together Workshops

Roary The Tiger

Roary The Tiger My name is Éva Lourie-Russell and I am a 22-year-old dance artist based in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Recently, I have been working with Hull Dance and Ganton School to deliver dance sessions to the sixth form students with co-artist Holly Gibbs. We started the sessions by asking the students what they were […]

Finding Home

Finding Home There is no better place for visitors to view the centre of the city and its architecture than from the Hull Dance studio space at the top of 22 Alfred Gelder Street. So when Hull-based JoinedUp Dance Company was joined for two days of creative collaboration by members of Eliot Smith Dance Company […]

Hull City Council Dance Strategy – Communicating and Influencing the Strategy 2021 – 2024

Arts Development is part of Hull City Council and has a strategic overview of the arts working to support and develop the creative sector in Hull.  Dance has been a priority for the last 25 years with the establishment of Hull Dance at the heart of this development.  Partnership work has also been vital, supporting […]

Finding Closure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2018 Tara and I started working with a group of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who visited the MS drop-in on Tuesday mornings in North Hull. In March 2020, like so many things, our sessions ended abruptly. We soon realised that classes were not going to resume anytime soon – in fact over […]