Cheshire Dance is the lead organisation of Dance Consortia North West, a powerful gathering of dance artists, companies, venues, universities and dance development organisations that are collectively responsive to the strengths, needs and specialisms of the region’s artists and organisations whilst also learning from and collaborating with the wider dance and cultural sector.
Co-founded in 2017, DCNW works to identify and deliver collective actions that produce change which is greater than that which artists and individual organisations could produce by themselves. Working together to make small changes and big impacts, as a Consortium DCNW aims to:
DCNW Membership is drawn from (and reflects) different parts of the dance ecology. An Executive Group which is representative of the membership meets quarterly and the Consortia is led by a Partnerships Director. Task Groups meet regularly to create and deliver an action plan – the purpose established by the Executive Group and the groups. Current task groups include: Artists (Artists Led For Artists: ALFA), CPD & Participation, Executives Group, Education, Venues.
DCNW works to identify and deliver collective actions that produce change which is greater than that which artists and individual organisations could produce by themselves.Dance Consortia North West (DCNW)
Inquiring Bodies is a full day event by dance artists, for dance artists in a mutually supportive environment for dance exploration and open dialogue.
Annual course for dance artists, facilitators, teachers and others - designed for designated first aiders as well as those simply requiring a comprehensive first aid course.
Now Northwich is an annual flagship outdoor international dance and street arts festival from Producers Cheshire Dance and Partners
‘Wildfire Rising’ is an associate artist programme from Cheshire Dance and Movema that looks to remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting dance artists from African, South, East and South East Asian diasporas to make way for the rising of their artistry, representation and development.
Exploring, questioning, developing & inspiring our practice - and each other - to ensure people with PMLD experience and enjoy dance regardless of the challenges that they face.