Friday 4 February – Friday 29 April | FREE

In autumn 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and with the help of funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund we launched the Back to the Studio scheme – offering dancers and physical theatre performers a week of no-pressure studio time and £1000 to cover living expenses to help restart their creative practice.

Artists are rarely given the space and time to use the studio freely – without working on a specific project or piece of work – but after many months of lockdown, with no access to suitable dance spaces, we felt it was vital that they were given freedom to just be in the studio, whatever form that took. For many it was both an emotional and inspiring experience. The artist’s worked across a range of styles, including Hip-Hop, Breakin’, Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary Dance. Some worked solo, while others with partners (following appropriate social distancing rules).

Photographer Karol Wyszynski spent an hour with each artist towards the end of their week and this exhibition showcases a selection of the images he captured.

The exhibition is free to view during our regular opening times (9am – 5pm Mon- Fri & 9am – 2pm Saturday)

Join us for the launch of the exhibition on Friday 4 February at 7.00pm:

If you have ANY coronavirus symptoms, please DO NOT attend.

Temperature checks, hand sanitisation and mask wearing will be encouraged where appropriate.

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