Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018 has a range of industry events, designed for those enjoying or interested in a career in dance. Engage with an inspiring and diverse network of professional artists, develop your practice and leave enthused about the world of dance!

Professional Class - 4 -21 June

  • We're very excited to be able to offer a host of Professional classes lead by our amazing visiting artists during the festival.
  • Each class will give you an insight into the artist's personal practice and allow you to experience their way of working.

Slow and Stilling – 11- 12 June

  • Is it possible to reinvent time short modern life into a calmer culture, that celebrates reflection, collaboration and compassion?
  • Slow and stilling, held in partnership with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, offers an opportunity to explore slow movement philosophies through thinking, talking, writing, dancing and resting together.

Salon Bham! – 13 June, 09.00

  • What does it mean to have a lifelong career in dance?
  • Join internationally recognised artists, such as Liz Aggiss, Jonathon Burrows, Wendy Houston and Kerry Nicholls, for a stimulating day of moving, talking and sharing.
  • Co-curated by Birmingham Dance Network, DanceXchange and C-DaRE at Coventry University.

Dance Insights – 20th June, 15.00

  • An exciting evening, showcasing new creations by dx Choreography Award holders: Becky Namgauds, Rebecca Randall, Nathan Lafayette and Timber & Battery. Expect excerpts from dance in development, short and provocative presentations and a chance to talk with choreographers about their work.

Art 50/50 Brexit Brunch – 23 June, 10.30

  • A sharing of research gathered from Birmingham communities which will form the backbone for a live experience presented in Autumn 2018 as part of the DanceXchange autumn season.
  • Presented in partnership with the Centre for Brexit Studies at BCU.

This is just a taste of what will be on offer - to see the full programme of performances, talks and workshops click here