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Transition & Legacy Project 2022

Following successful funding applications to Arts Council England and numerous charitable trusts and foundations, Anjali started work on their Transition and Legacy project in January 2022. The 1-year project focuses on career development for our learning disabled dancers, organisational development and change management, all with our dancers at the heart of the activity. In December 2022 Anjali’s…

Anjali Team-Teaching Project Takes Off!

What a beautiful day. Four newly recruited dance artists met in Banbury for the first day of Anjali’s Team-Teaching Project. We kick-started the day with a gentle and embodied warm-up facilitated by Kate Taylor. As most of the team had travelled over 100 miles to be there, a gentle ‘arriving in our bodies’ stretch was a…

Performing by Special Invitation at Christ Church Cathedral

Members of Anjali’s Open Class have been invited to perform at the St Frideswide Civic Service in Christ Church Cathedral, University of Oxford, this October (2019). We are the first dance group ever to perform at the Cathedral’s long-running special annual service. Each year, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford holds a St Frideswide civic service to…

Funding success for Anjali

Oxfordshire-based Anjali Dance Company is delighted to announce that support from Arts Council England will realise the company’s ambition to tour the UK in 2019.Anjali Dance Company will tour Genius, a double bill by award-winning choreographers Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson, in 2019 with support from Arts Council England. The tour of 13 performances and…

Young Anjali Open Afternoon of Dance

Saturday 10 February, 2pm – 4.30pm Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, OxfordshireCalling all young people with learning disabilities aged 13-24 who are interested in experiencing dance.  Young Anjali, Oxfordshire’s pioneering youth dance company for young people with learning disabilities, will be offering a fun and friendly open dance session at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot on…

Young Anjali prepares for U.Dance 2018

Young Anjali is working with New York-born choreographer Suzette Neptune to create a new piece for next year’s national youth dance festival, U.Dance 2018. The company has been developing a piece called ‘Doors’ on the theme of illuminating and highlighting hidden spaces. The finished piece will consist of solos, duets and group performance and will…

2012 CIC Artistic Director Ju Gosling aka ju90 writes about ‘Unicorn’

You can watch the video of Lauren’s performance here: https://youtu.be/MpSDQ28CJjs Lauren Payne from Anjali Dance Company launched the programme for the forthcoming Together! 2017 Disability History Month Festival on Monday 23 October with the world premiere of her debut solo Unicorn. Lauren is the youngest member of Anjali, currently touring internationally with their double bill Genius, and…

My First Job: Nick McKerrow (The Stage, Sept 2017)

Interview with Nick McKerrow published in The Stage, 26 September 2017 As a city person, I’ve lived in London all my life. My first job was with Anjali Dance Company in 2007 and I’ve been with them ever since. I was doing a one-year course with Candoco and someone saw me and thought I would be…

Artistic Director Nicole Thomson talks to Dance Critic Josephine Leask about Anjali and ‘Genius’

Anjali Dance Company explores the minds of Beethoven and NosferatuThis autumn Anjali Dance Company is touring its new show, Genius, a double bill which promises to thrill audiences with its spectacular, theatrical gothic themes. The performance will feature two commissioned works by innovative choreographers Lea Anderson and Gary Clarke during an extensive national tour before…

Genius tour

Anjali Dance Company presents Genius, a double bill of new work by award-winning choreographers Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson. Anjali’s exceptional group of talented dancers – Hannah Dempsey, Daisy Garrett, Alex Hyde, Jason Manito, Nick McKerrow and Lauren Payne – perform two dramatic explorations of genius in a gothic performance of dance, music, theatre and design. Ahead…