Transitions Dance Company is a leading student training company, a space for performance experimentation and a touring programme of dance rolled into one.

Transitions Dance Company brings together the world's most exciting choreographers with exceptional young dancers. The Company is respected for the consistent quality of its choreography, production and performers.

By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to contribute to the explosive field of contemporary dance.

"Always an eye-opener" - The Guardian Guide

Transitions Dance Company

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First Student Company

Transitions is the original conservatoire dance company, created to help emerging artists bridge formal training and their entry to the professional world. The Company is based at the lottery-funded Laban Building at Deptford Creekside, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architects behind Tate Modern.

Bonnie Bird

Transitions Dance Company was founded in 1982 by Bonnie Bird (1914-1995) who was Artistic Director until her death. Bonnie Bird was one of the original members of the Martha Graham Dance Company and became the first official teacher of the Graham technique - her pupils included Merce Cunningham. The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund was established in 1985 to support and promote innovative choreographers in Britain, Europe and America.

Joining Transitions

Transitions Dance Company has gained an international reputation for the technical excellence of its dancers and the originality of the work it performs. If you're a dancer, joining Transitions will give you the opportunity to work with outstanding international choreographers, culminating in an international tour. In the past, choreographers have included Lea Anderson, Rosemary Lee, Miguel Pereira, Bawren Tavaziva, Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton, Augusto Corrieri, Angela Woodhouse and Zoi Dimitriou. 

The MA Dance Performance is embedded within the Transitions Dance Company experience.

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Transitions Tour

For three decades Transitions Dance Company has entertained and delighted audiences around the world with a programme of short dance pieces - and 2018 will be no exception.

Education and Workshops

Participatory work actively engages people with the Company, allowing a more in depth experience for those involved and we will work with you to help create a package that meets your requirements.

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Please contact Lee Bamford for further information.

Tel 020 8305 9371

Transitions Dance Company
Laban Building
London SE8 3DZ

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