The Dance 3 choreographers posing for a picture on a spiral stair case

 A major new initiative to bring up-and-coming choreographers’ work to UK audiences, has been launched by the National Dance Network (NDN). ‘Dance3’ is a programme of triple bills from talented emerging choreographers, as chosen by eight dance promoters and programmers from the NDN. Marie McCluskey, Artistic Director of Swindon Dance, explained that “new artists and audiences are developed on the small-scale touring circuit and Dance3 aims to bring about a step change in the kind of work available”. Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director of Random Dance and Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, called the scheme a “rare and unparalleled opportunity for a new generation”. It is hoped that small-scale venues will be more open to experimental work, and thus give new choreographers a platform they might otherwise not attain. The Dance3 choreographers are Claire Cunningham and Jose Agudo, Tom Dale, Laïla Diallo, Heather Eddington, Darren Ellis, Mickael Marso Riviere, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Tanja Råman, Douglas Thorpe and Ben Wright.