Hidden Dance

Hidden Dance is 3rd Stage’s touring company. It was developed in 2013 with Support from Arts Council England. The company provides those core members of 3rd Stage the opportunity for further career development. It also plays a key role in enabling the 3rd Stage experience to reach a wider audience. Part of this initiative involves the downscaling of current repertoire to a portable scale. Bespoke pieces are also created for the company. These are created by in-house practitioners as well as specially invited Guest Choreographers.

Hidden Dance’s first performance was at Exeter’s  Northcott Theatre. Since then they have performed at the Redgrave Theatre ,Bristol,  Bristol Harbor Festival, The Guild Hall, Bath and the Tobacco Factory, Bristol.

The Parting

Their first work with a Guest Choreographer was through the creation of The Parting, by Kerry Biggin (Principal Dancer and Rehearsal Director for Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures). This particular work continues to build and has become the basis of a new project entitled,  ‘Mementos’ (please see ‘current projects’ for more information).

Past performances


Trinity Centre, Bristol – Around The World In 80 Minutes
Evil Quarter Mile (Never Brought To Mind Excerpt)
23rd November

The Tobacco Factory Theatre – Triple Bill
justWords, In My Mind, The Parting and Never Brought To Mind
18th & 19th July

Bristol Harbour Festival
In My Mind and The Parting
19th & 20th July

Exeter Northcott Theatre – Watch This Space
23rd January


Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
Piano Moves and justWords (excerpts)
7th November

Dartington Hall – Dartington Festival
justWords (excerpts/work in progress)
28th June

Exeter New Theatre – Exeter Ignite Festival
Piano Moves
4th & 5th June

Bristol Harbour Festival
27th & 28th July

Bath Guildhall – Dance Again Foundation Gala
justWords (excerpts)

Bath Spa University – Second Space
Piano Moves (excerpts)
8th February


Cornerstone Arts Centre – Dance Shed
Piano Moves (excerpts)
25th November

The Tobacco Factory Theatre
Piano Moves
31st October

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance – Dance In Heaven As You Danced On Earth
Piano Moves (experts)
3rd Age Of Steam


King Edward’s Theatre, Bath
Scene by Scene
4th June


King Edward’s Theatre, Bath
From Outside In


King Edward’s Theatre, Bath
From Outside In

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