Chantry Dance Company’s mission is to explore how dance can operate as a liberating art-form, bringing freedom of expression, mind and emotion to performers, participants and audience.
We aim to show that contemporary ballet is exciting, interesting, and can have a meaningful, positive impact on life. It can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can give you hope and can even change lives.
We aim for our work to bear witness to the world, showing all the joys, passions, pains, and sorrows of humankind, and enable us to look at a situation with different eyes. We also aim to bear witness simply to the endlessness of the abstract imagination.
CDC is made up of a professional performance company, an education department which includes a vocational school, and an outreach department – all three strands have equal weight in realising this mission.
Chantry Dance Company is a Theatrical Contemporary Ballet Company formed in May 2012 and led by co-Artistic Directors and choreographers Paul Chantry and Rae Piper.
The company’s work include ‘All I Can Do Is Be Me’ (music by Bob Dylan), ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ (music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) and ‘ Vincent – a stranger to himself’.