financial support, performance opportunities, and artist networking
Chisenhale Dance Membership is now closed for applications.
We anticipate welcoming new Members in Spring/Summer 2022.
CDS are currently in a period of reflection and learning as we respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are using this time to reevaluate our working practices, embed anti-racist principles in the structures of our organisation, and make more of our processes transparent. Read more here.
Who are we?
Chisenhale Dance Space (CDS) is an artist Member-led charity, championing experimentation in dance and performance. Our home as part of Chisenhale Art Place on Chisenhale Road, Bow, London has survived despite the odds. Our historic brick walls and wooden floor have carried the textures of experimentation and quiet perseverance for almost 40 years.
Our programme is made by, with, and in response to Members, and currently consists of:
Chisenhale Dance Members are an artistic community working in experimental dance and body-centred performance.
Chisenhale Dance Members commit to…
This is an evolving statement created over several months in summer 2019, in collaboration with Members, Trustees and staff. With the same ethos in which we work, we commit to regularly interrogating, re-evaluating, and updating this statement. This version is published 9th September 2019.
Pictured: CDS Member Marikiscrycrycry, in Open Studios Residency, Sept 2017. Image by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz.