We create imaginative and playful environments for family audiences by pushing the boundaries of conventional performance.
Our work will empower children as both creators and performers
We will produce and deliver work of the highest quality
Our work will break down barriers by being accessible to all regardless of social background or financial restraints
Wriggle Dance Theatre was founded in 2010 by Co-Directors Kath Kimber-McTiffen and Lucy Knight who both have more than fifteen years experience as practitioners, performers, managers and dance artists.
In 2011, Wriggle were awarded funding from Arts Council England to research, develop and produce an interactive dance performance, aimed at children aged 3 –6 and their families. Strongly supported by The Core at Corby Cube, Dance4, Royal & Derngate, Extended Services, Daventry, and Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the work was researched, developed and tested in Northamptonshire.
In Jan 2013 Wriggle were awarded further funding from Arts Council England to tour Once in a Blue Moon throughout the Midlands and to further develop as a business. Once in a Blue Moon toured to 12 Midlands venues with a total of 34 performances, receiving rave reviews from both audiences and promoters alike.
Subsequently, in April 2014, successful funding from Arts Council England has enabled Once in a Blue Moon to tour nationally from Autumn 14 and for Wriggle to consolidate their business.
With Further support from Arts Council England, Wriggle is currently developing their second show 'Into The Rainbow' initially developed for libraries and will be ready to tour theatre venues from Sep 2016.
Wriggle has also developed an extensive educational and outreach programme across the Midlands, running a number of successful projects targeting families with pre-school children as well as working in Nursery, Reception and Keystage 1 settings. Wriggle currently delivers, First Moves, The Core at Corby Cube's Early Years programme.
Wriggle Dance Theatre is committed to safe practice and offering equal opportunities in every area of their work. Please contact us for copies of policy documents including: health and safety, child protection, complaints policy & procedures.