We produce and promote an exciting programme of dance performance and participation events throughout the borough.
Delivered in partnership with a range of dance providers, we aim to increase opportunities for everyone to get dancing, and to inspire anyone wishing to further their experience of dance!
Inspired by unique stories of the Belgium refugees who, having been displaced from their country by invading German forces at the beginning of the First World War, eventually settled across East Twickenham and St Margarets and established a community life so vibrant that the neighbourhood was known locally as le Village Belge sur la Tamise - the Belgian Village on the Thames.
Acclaimed choreographer Jennifer Irons has created an evocative new piece of site-specific dance theatre which invites the audience to reconnect with this remarkable chapter of local history.
The award winning creative team involved in this extraordinary project included professional dancers and students from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and Roehampton University.
The performances took place in July 2017 close to the location of the former Pelabon Munitions Works where many of the refugees worked.
RichDance is our annual showcase of the borough’s choreographic talent, including performances from professional dance companies and a platform for emerging choreographers!
Updated: 6 December 2017