Arts Council England has confirmed funding for Didy Veldman’s first production as an independent artist. The Happiness Project (working title) will be a full length production of high quality contemporary dance with live music by celebrated composer/violinist Alexander Balanescu and set and costumes by Kimie Nakano Watch the video.

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The Happiness Project is an investigation of western society’s search for fulfillment. Accessible, supremely physical and theatrical, layered, funny and poignant, this full length work with four dancers will premiere at DanceEast in November 2016 and tours for the rest of the month – also in April/May 2017.  Current dates (including pencil bookings) are:


4 November         DanceEast, Ipswich (premiere)

9 November         South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

12 November       Falmouth University

14 November       De Montford University, Leicester

15 November       Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome (DanceXchange)

17 November       The Showroom, Chichester


22 April                 Exeter Northcott

26 April                 Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

28 & 29 April        Tramway, Glasgow

2 & 3 May             The Place, London


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