Portsmouth junior schools unite for a day of devising historical dance with the support of Nonsuch History & Dance, and Darren Royston. After a day of workshops with the UK’s leading experts in the genre, pupils from eight schools will premiere their final piece.
Sponsored by Mayfield School
Nonsuch History and Dance was founded in 1966 by Peggy Dixon as a performance company, gaining charitable status in 1976 to pursue its educational work. Since then we have worked to fulfill our mission to use the dances of history to teach, train and entertain by developing bespoke dance projects with local communities, performing shows, running schools workshops and bringing history to life in stately homes. Nonsuch works with a wide variety of cultural, heritage and educational organisations across the country on a broad range of events, blending historical accuracy and high quality entertainment in a unique and engaging format. Our repertoire spans eight centuries of dance from medieval to 1950’s jive. Our professional performers and educators come from a wide variety of theatrical and educational backgrounds, leaning their historical dance skills through our own programme of classes, workshops and summer schools.