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Far From The Norm offer a continued professional development opportunity taking place over two artist development weekends, for Hip Hop based creatives in the Midlands.

Far From The Norm came to Nottingham in May 2023 to perform their new work, Mama. As part of their time in Nottingham Far From The Norm worked with eight Midlands based artists over two weekends and covering:

– Movement exploration and facilitated improvisation
– Far From The Norm repertoire and movement vocab
– Peer-to-peer work, understanding how to work with other bodies and translate ideas
– Far From The Norm’s choreographic devices

Each development weekend provided participants with the practical skills to translate their newly acquired learning into their craft. The weekend included technique classes in Hip Hop, House, Poppin’ and Krump. Delivered by Far From The Norm artists, Jordan Douglas and Victoria Shulungu.

The development labs took place at the following dates and times:

Networking / Mama insights afternoon
Friday 17 March – 12pm – 3.30pm

Chisenhale Dance, London

(Travel costs covered

Development Weekend 1

Saturday 22 April – 11.30am – 6.30pm

Sunday 23 April – 11.30 – 6.30pm

FABRIC, iC4C, Nottingham

Development Weekend 2

Saturday 13 May 2023 – 12:00-19:00

Sunday 14 May 2023 – 11:30-18:30

FABRIC, iC4C, Nottingham

Including 2 x tickets to:
at Nottingham Playhouse
Wednesday 17 May – 7.30
Nottingham Playhouse



– You must be aged 18 or over
– Your practice must be rooted or inspired by Hip Hop / street dance styles
– You must have at least one year’s experience of training or working in Hip Hop / street dance styles
– You must be based in the Midlands
– You must be able to attend both the artists development weekends.

Participants received £200 as a contribution towards travel & food costs to participate in the sessions. Access costs were also supported as required.


Landscape header image by Paul Phung.