Autumn Arrives with Mindfulness under the Moon, Yoga for Wellbeing and Stunning Performances at Déda
Déda announce another action-packed programme featuring dance, circus, acrobatics and more. The autumn season, which runs from September to December, features events for all ages, abilities and interests.
The programme starts this month with the spectacular outdoor festival: Derby Festé. In an ode to the anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, this year the festival follows the theme of ‘Space, Moon and Tides’. Audiences will be treated to a world-class line-up of outdoor arts including the spectacular ‘Museum of the Moon’ by Luke Jerram, which takes over Derby Cathedral from 16 September to 6 October.
Following on with the theme of the moon, certified mindfulness tutor Pam Sidhu will lead an exclusive ‘Mindfulness under the Moon’ session on Tuesday 17 September from 6.45pm. This one-off workshop will take advantage of the installation’s moonlight and surround sound composition, created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones, to bring extra serenity to the workshop.
Audiences should also look out for the ticketed events across the two nights: ‘UduL’ presented by Los Galindos and headline act ‘Malaya’ presented by Close-Act Theatre. ‘UduL’ sees award-winning Catalan circus company Los Galindos perform acrobatics, trapeze and contemporary dance in an intimate yurt to create an enchanting show. The performance, which takes place on Friday 27 September at 7pm and 9.30pm and Saturday 28 September at 2pm and 5pm, has limited capacity so advance booking is highly recommended. Headline act ‘Malaya’ closes the festival in an unmissable outdoor spectacle which sees stilt-walkers, fire and mythical creatures appear in a ‘Mad Max meet Aliens’ performance taking place for one night only on Saturday 28 September at 8pm.
Déda continue the line-up of world-class work in-house with the return of the acclaimed Tom Dale Company. ‘Step Sonic’ showcases the raw physicality of the company with live music on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September at 7.30pm. Shortly after, award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel takes to the stage with a one-woman show, subversively focusing on the topic of whitewashing, on Thursday 26 September at 7.30pm.
Following this, Déda’s annual Family Arts Festival returns in November with performances for all ages. The festival begins with ‘The Giant Balloon Show’, featuring feverous balloon sculptures and high energy comedy, on Friday 1 November at 11am and 2pm. Second Hand Dance then return to the venue on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November with ‘Touch’ a new performance for little ones which accommodates both pre-walkers and walkers.
Third Score Dance arrive with intergenerational contemporary dance show ‘A New Beginning’ on Thursday 7 November at 7.30pm. Later in the month, Joli Vyann blend acrobatics and dance as they present ‘ANIMA’ on Thursday 21 November at 7.30pm before Natalie Reckert tackles handstands, and the stability of quite a few eggs, in ‘Selfie with Eggs’ on Saturday 30 November at 7.30pm.
Autumn also sees the return of Déda’s class programme which includes classes for all ages and abilities. The popular yoga programme sees the new addition of a ‘Yoga for Wellbeing’ on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm. For fans of Strictly, there are weekly Tango classes on Monday evenings, Ballroom classes on Tuesday evenings, and Rock ‘n’ Roll with a Twist of Jive on Wednesday evenings. The programme starts on Monday 9 September and runs through to Friday 20 December. Those looking to save when they spend can take advantage of the ‘5 for 4 Offer’ which allows customers to book 5 classes for the price of 4. You can mix and match classes of the same value, and you do not need to book consecutive weeks.
The CUBE café|bar at Déda continues to host an array of social events, exhibitions and performances. The café is home to a free monthly poetry performance evening and book club with a weekly games night and a new chatty café initiative every Wednesday. Derby Jazz return with a programme of live Jazz including Leo Richardson Quartet on Friday 6 September, Ka Safar on Friday 4 October, Zoe Gilby on Friday 1 November and Archipelago on Friday 6 December. Audiences can also enjoy a fine dining experience with performance events when they pre-book the new monthly pre-show menu. The autumn exhibition programme features artists The Print Project Group, David Manley, Alison Lloyd and Paul Johnstone. Free launch events take place for each artist throughout the season including a special evening with Paul Johnstone and live music on Saturday 2 November.
More information on Déda’s autumn season is available online at www.deda.uk.com. Alternatively, for further information on classes and events, the Box Office can be contacted directly on 01332 370911.