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 Photo: Jeremy Henderson

ESD Presents is a biennial dance event produced by Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) – the aim to inform, celebrate, and encourage creative debate behind the most influential dance makers.

Since 2021, ESD has presented, Martha Graham in partnership with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2021) and Paul Taylor in partnership with Paul Taylor Dance Company (2023) at Newcastle College, Performance Academy in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The events have offered opportunities for dancers-in-training and dance professionals to participate in a unique one-week dance intensive, and for children, young people and adults to participate in dance workshops, forums, lectures and performance.

The next ESD Presents event will take place in 2025. The celebrated dancer artist will be announced in summer 2024.

26 July - 01 August 2021

Martha Graham in Herodiade

Photo by Cris Alexander. Photo courtesy of Martha Graham Resources

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10 - 16 July 2023

Paul Taylor

Photo: Jack Mitchell

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