Founded in 2007, Cambridge Contemporary Dance is a non-profit dance company committed to enriching the dance community in Cambridge by providing a platform for dancers in the region to collaboratively choreograph and perform high quality and innovative new works, both locally and further afield.
The company holds true to its original form as a collective of dancers creating and performing for sheer love of the artform, rather than for commercial benefit. This voluntary, non-profit energy is infectious both within the company and to its audience, and is vital both to our success to date and our continued growth.
- "providing a platform for dancers"
Our success relies entirely on the enthusiasm and commitment of our dancers who give of their time and energy simply because they love the experience, and we believe this is how we should continue to drive the company. We aim for the company to provide a stimulating, enjoyable creative and performance platform and community that enables it to attract and retain the best dancers.
- "collaboratively choreograph and perform"
CCD is a repertoire company where we strongly believe that the best and most diverse body of work is created in collaboration and by fostering a creative atmosphere where all members feel they have creative input.
- "high quality"
We expect the highest professional standards and attitudes from all company members, whether in class, rehearsal or performance. These standards enable us to produce artistic work of which we are proud.
As a small regional company made up largely of dancers with intensive day jobs or studies, innovation is key for our work to stand out. We are committed to continuing a successful and popular programme of site-specific performances in Cambridge’s fantastic architectural spaces and beyond, and to exploring ever-deeper collaborations with the worlds of music, theatre and academia. One of our key differentiators is our affiliation with the University of Cambridge where we aim to foster innovative interdisciplinary collaborations between academia and dance/performing arts. We are currently official dance company in residence at Homerton College, Cambridge.
For company members, we hope to enable those who have had experience of working at the professional and semi-professional level behind them and who have since come to Cambridge to continue to work at that level, whilst also providing new talents the space to explore their ideas with an eye to moving on into the professional dance scene. As the only company of its kind in Cambridge, we also hope to continue to bring exciting, new and accessible work to the university and town public, which in recent years has increasingly shown an avid interest in contemporary dance performances at venues across Cambridge both traditional and uniquely site-specific.
If you would like to find out more about us, join our mailing list, or are interested in commissioning the company for performances or workshops, feel free to email us at cambridgecontemporarydance (at) gmail.com.