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More about Re:Bourne

“One of the driving forces behind creating Re:Bourne in 2008 was to inspire young people, regardless of background or experience, with a passion for movement. Since then it has expanded to support and provide unforgettable experiences for a wide range of people of all ages. I am convinced that the work of Re:Bourne can change lives and help discover the next generation of dancers, community dance artists and choreographers, as well as champion dance as an art form that improves health and wellbeing.” – Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director, New Adventures & Re:Bourne

Every year Re:Bourne engages in inclusive projects with thousands of people of all ages and ability, as well as emerging artists across the UK. Projects have also been delivered in China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and across the USA. 

"Re:Bourne provided me with the support, encouragement, skills and confidence I needed to get my first job in the arts.  I absolutely would not have got this job if it wasn't for them."
Amy Welsh, Assistant Producer, Sadler's Wells

In 2014, the national tour of Lord of the Flies visited 13 cities, engaging over 8,000 young people in dance activity, many for the first time, delivering 80 performances and reaching some 75,000 people as audiences. Following the success of the show in the UK the production had its first international season at Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

"I was so scared at the beginning of the week.  Dance?  Not my thing at all but when all those people clapped and cheered and whistled – I was absolutely buzzing.  WOW - It was the best feeling of my life."
Jason, 13, Wolverhampton, Cinderella Curtain Raiser Company

As part of Re:Bourne’s work with emerging talent the New Adventures Choreographer Award was launched in 2010 to support and encourage the next generation of dance-makers. It has become one of the most prestigious and sought-after choreography awards for new artists and biennially showcases the work of a young choreographer. Re:Bourne continues to work with universities and conservatoires to support the next generation of artists as well as, Overture, an exceptional professional development opportunity for dance practitioners working in communities across England.

Re:Bourne delivers a range of diverse projects to support health and wellbeing. In partnership with Dementia Pathfinders, Re:Bourne works in care homes to lead dance workshops for people living with dementia.

The work of Re:Bourne would not be possible without the generous support of our funders and supporters around the world. 

"A remarkable achievement by any standards, but even more so when you consider that some of the boys had never been inside a theatre before, let alone performed in one....Bourne and his fellow creators have managed to pull together something wonderful."  
The Scotsman review of Lord of the Flies