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Dance4 and DanceXchange together

DanceXchange and Dance4 have joined organisations in a formal merger, to form  FABRIC.

FABRIC combines the two organisations’ knowledge, skills and expertise in dynamic programmes and projects, to form one new strategic organisation.

Working as one organisation FABRIC is able to be more ambitious for dance made, produced and nurtured in the Midlands.

FABRIC’s vision is to inspire people through dance, transforming lives, communities and places.


Paul Russ – CEO of FABRIC says:

“This new approach will breathe new life into dance, creating unique, thrilling and ambitious programmes, contributing to the international arts offer through a rich and diverse programme grown in the Midlands. I look forward to working with the team, partners and the people of the region to realise the opportunity to create a renewed platform for dance and cultural offer for the people of the Midlands.

“We’re taking a bold step to a new future. Seizing the moment to build on our collective knowledge and success, and the legacy of major events in the region to realise new opportunities and growth for dance.”


Our vision is to inspire people through dance, transforming lives, communities and places. We believe dance is remarkable and is vital in shaping the future.  FABRIC will strive to inspire, increase and diversify engagement, co-create with the extraordinary people of the region, encourage creative leadership, develop talent, and celebrate the impact of dance and its place in public life.

FABRIC’s work will make full use of our collective teams, relationships, resources, knowledge and experience. FABRIC will operate and grow from our existing sites in Nottingham and Birmingham, working with our existing teams, working with and for artists, audiences, and communities in the Midlands.

FABRIC celebrates our region, our communities, and creatives. FABRIC is connectivity, collaboration, making and production. FABRIC is people, places and potential. It makes a bold ambitious future possible, creating a commissioning centre of scale to transform dance and dancing, in and beyond the Midlands.


Over the next few months we will be creating a new online presence and re-branding our physical spaces as FABRIC.  While we do this please continue to follow our work at DanceXchange and Dance4

We will also be updating here with some of our activities and opportunities for artists and the public.  Watch this space!

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