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Wriggle's Values

  • We create imaginative and playful environments for family audiences by pushing the boundaries of conventional performance. 
  • Our work will empower children as both creators and performers  
  • We will produce and deliver work of the highest quality 
  • Our work will break down barriers by being accessible to all regardless of social background or financial restraints 


Wriggle Dance Theatre was founded in 2010 by Co-Directors Kath Kimber-McTiffen and Lucy Knight who both have more than fifteen years experience as practitioners, performers, managers and dance artists.

 

In 2011, Wriggle was awarded funding from Arts Council England to research, develop and produce an interactive dance performance, aimed at children aged 3 –6 and their families. Strongly supported by The Core at Corby Cube, Dance4, Royal & Derngate, Extended Services, Daventry, and Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the work was researched, developed and tested in Northamptonshire.


In Jan 2013 Wriggle were awarded further funding from Arts Council England to tour Once in a Blue Moon throughout the Midlands and to further develop as a business. Once in a Blue Moon toured to 12 Midlands venues with a total of 34 performances, receiving rave reviews from both audiences and promoters alike.

Subsequent funding from Arts Council England enabled a 25 date national theatre tour of Once in a Blue Moon in 2014/15 and for Wriggle to consolidate their business.

With further support from Arts Council England, Wriggle developed their second show, initially called, Into The Rainbow, for libraries and non-theatre spaces. Into the Rainbow was then developed into full length theatre show, The Colour of Me, which toured nationally to theatre venues across the UK in 2016/17, encompassing 57 performances in 24 theatre venues, gaining many positive reviews and outstanding feedback from audiences.

Wriggle has also developed an extensive educational and outreach programme across the Midlands, running numerous successful projects targeting families with pre-school children as well as working in Nursery, Reception and Keystage 1 settings. Recently Wriggle has extended its focus and is developing inter-generational community projects with all ages and abilities.

 

Wriggle is currently a Discovery Artist with Pavilion Dance South West and continues to work in close partnership with The Core at Corby Cube to develop new shows.


 


Wriggle Dance Theatre is committed to safe practice and offering equal opportunities in every area of their work.
Please contact us for copies of policy documents including: health and safety, child protection, complaints policy & procedures.
 

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Wriggle Dance Theatre's Business plan summary