Balbir Singh Dance Company
Balbir Singh Dance Company (BSDC) is supported by Arts Council England as one of its National Portfolio Companies. Founded in 1998 by Balbir Singh, BSDC has grown to be a leading dance company that specialises in blending contemporary western dance and classical Indian Kathak.
Based in Leeds, the company regularly works with the best artists and musicians and presents work to diverse audiences in the UK and internationally.
Under Balbir’s artistic leadership, the company stands at the forefront of intercultural dance practice in the UK. BSDC has dance at its heart, drawing on diverse influences to create work that can be pure dance, cross-art-forms collaborations as well as non-arts innovative partnerships.
The work is always intercultural – offering a holistic theatre experience for audiences. Our vision is to continue to push the boundaries for innovative performances and collaborations and to grow a diverse audience for contemporary and classical Indian dance.
BSDC's Synchronised during the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Photo: Maya Almeida
Gary Beacom in BSDC's ice spectacular Peacock Lake at Billingham International Folklore Festival
Photo: Malcolm Johnson
BSDC also has a long-standing commitment to educational work, both in schools and community settings. Over recent years the company has supported many children to achieve their Arts Award. Central to BSDC’s approach is a belief in culturally diverse learning and participation. The company is well known for delivering innovative programmes that inspire; encouraging individuals, groups and communities to engage further with the arts and leaving a lasting impression on all participants.
BSDC continues to be supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and performs around the UK and internationally.