Dance Passion 2022 #DancePassion
Dance Passion presenters Karim Zeroual and Josie d’Arby.

Dance Passion 2022

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Fifty dance companies from across the country take part in BBC Arts and One Dance UK’s Dance Passion, with Warwick Arts Centre centre stage.

Taking place throughout February and March 2022, Dance Passion is a landmark celebration of the world-class dance that happens across the UK.

Pulling together talent from across all four nations to bring the best of dance to audiences at home, this exciting project features performances by leading companies captured at 'hubs' across the country - including Warwick Arts Centre.

Alongside us, other venues taking part include the Leeds' Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Sadlers’ Wells in London, and Theatre Royal Plymouth’s TR2. 

A special highlights programme - presented by Josie d’Arby and Karim Zeroual - is broadcast on BBC Four (Sunday 20 February 2022), and followed by five hour-long episodes on BBC iPlayer (weekly from Tuesday 1 March 2022).

Items to look out for include a new film from trailblazing New Zealand-born/Birmingham-based choreographer Corey Baker, plus appearances from many companies who'll be familiar to Warwick Arts Centre regulars, including Leamington Spa's Motionhouse, Candoco Dance Company, and BRB.

See if you can spot Warwick Arts Centre in the following broadcasts:

Dance Passion Highlights

Sunday 20 February 2022, 8pm, BBC Four
Presented by Josie d’Arby and Karim Zeroual
Including: Celtic Feet's Heartbeat and Birmingham Royal Ballet's Don Quixote (both filmed at Warwick Arts Centre), plus Phoenix Dance, Ballet Black, Simple Cypher, and the National Dance Company Wales.

Dance Passion: Coventry - Warwick Arts Centre 1

Available from Tuesday 15 March 2022, BBC iPlayer
Presented by Josie d’Arby & Karim Zeroual
Ascension – Resilient
Ace Dance and Music - Mana
Celtic Feet – Heartbeat  
Nupur Arts - Taste of Bollywood
Koncept - Blackpink’s “How you like that”
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Don Quixote

Dance Passion: Coventry - Warwick Arts Centre 2

Available from Tuesday 29 March 2022, BBC iPlayer
Presented by Josie d’Arby & Karim Zeroual
Motionhouse – Nobody
National Dance Company Wales - Ludo
Candoco – rehearsal of Last Shelter
House of Ghetto Voguing
House of Suarez Voguing
Scottish Ballet – Starstruck (film)
Northern Ballet – Together we fall (film)

For more information on Dance Passion follow the hastag #DancePassion on social media, or see:

Coming soon to Warwick Arts Centre:

  • March 1-2, 2022: Candoco Dance: Set And Reset/Reset + Last Shelter - Buy Tickets
  • April 27-30, 2022: Motionhouse: Nobody - Buy Tickets

Find out more about forthcoming dance productions heading to Warwick Arts Centre: What's On - Dance.