Joss Arnott Dance is a classical contemporary dance company based in the North of England. We strive to be one of the leading dance companies in the UK: distinctly different from its’ peers in creative style and methodology, but committed to collaboration, mutual respect and support. In everything we do – Not I, but We.
We produce work that is grown from classical and commercial techniques, shaped by contemporary aesthetic and inspired by music. We strive to make work that moves our audiences with its musicality and skilled performance. We understand the power of the arts to influence social mobility and we will always be generous in our leadership: developing talent, encouraging high quality creativity and supporting the sector.
The company’s productions consist of an athletic, technically brilliant cast of extraordinary dancers and musicians, aiming to excite and inspire its audiences regardless of their dance experience and knowledge through Arnott’s stunning and dynamic classical contemporary choreographic style.
The company prides itself on bringing new audiences to contemporary dance with its accessible and adrenaline-fueled dance productions, building audiences for our touring venues and partners. With a choreographic language that has been described as ‘exquisite to watch’ The Stage, 2015, JAD have gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years. An example of the company’s ambition to initiate collaborations of the highest quality became evident in 2015 as JAD celebrated its 5th anniversary by commissioning and touring with Grammy Award winner and Polar Music Prize Laureate Dame Evelyn Glennie with the triple bill production of 5|0.
Over the course of 13 years the company has achieved:
– Multiple sell out performances
– An average audience attendance of 70%
– 35% of the company’s ‘5|0’ tour audiences where first time attendees
– Reaching over 50,000 audiences via national tours and participation programmes
– Reaching 600,000 audience members online through our website and social media activity
Joss Arnott Dance collaborates with a team of highly skilled and critically acclaimed dancers, musicians, composers and designers, matched with Arnott’s athletic and unique movement language the company has been described as ‘Masterful,’ Varsity and ‘the perfect tonic for British Contemporary Dance,’ Londonist.
"A truly cutting edge company"
Yorkshire Evening Post, 2012
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