Companies

Hawk Dance Theatre is a UK based dance company who create, explore and inspire audiences by offering work that is engaging and accessible. Directed by Josh Hawkins, HDT aim to create visually dynamic and powerful productions for various platforms – theatres, festivals and digitally. 

Founded in 2015, HDT spent the year supported at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on their Emerging Artist Programme. From 2016, Josh Hawkins has been supported as Artist in Residence at The University of Salford.

Our mission is to create exciting, accessible, engaging, provoking and, most of all,  inspiring work that can connect with audiences from all backgrounds. HDT are committed to creating and touring high quality professional and original productions to audiences nationally and internationally. 

The Knotted Project are a physical theatre company based in North West England. Established in 2013, they have built a strong reputation for delivering original, innovative theatre with a unique style & inimitable sense of humour. 
 
TKP were first funded by Arts Council England to develop ‘Lonely Hearts’, a hilarious and relatable insight into the world of online dating. With over 32 ridiculous characters presented by just two performers, the hour long show captured and thrilled audiences, described by an audience member as “The best thing I’ve seen, so clever!”
 
TKP were awarded British Council and Arts Council England funding via the Artists International Development Fund. Over a 2 week residency in Northern France, they paired up with a French theatre duo, Mumbo Jumbo, developing ‘In This Room’ a dynamic street theatre piece based on dreaming. This collaboration is ongoing and TKP are looking to head back towards Paris very soon.
 
Collaboration is a huge part of what TKP do, they are very proud to connect with leading artists in the North West on a number of creative projects. 
 
The Commuters is the next show for TKP, building from the highly successful R&D of  ACE funded, ’The Profession’. Working with organisations such as The Lowry and The Grand Theatre Blackpool, The Knotted Project are boosting the research of leading academics, funded by The Institute for Social Futures to new heights in The Commuters later this year. 
 
 
TKP are highly experienced facilitators & have directed creative learning projects & youth theatres for Arts Centres including The Lowry, The Brewery - Kendal, Burnley Youth Theatre, Oldham Coliseum & The Dukes.