ENSEMBLE is a dance company and a collection of artists from performance, sound, light and photography, working to expand the horizons of contemporary dance, founded by dancer and Rolfer Hayley Matthews. Our mission is to amplify intimacy and grace in public space , and to encourage audiences from passive, frontal receipt to active, well-oriented experience; this is our contribution to an intimate, active, graceful citizenship.

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Music, Dance & Drama

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What families are saying

April 2019
Attended a single session with a 1-year-old
Still in the CitySt Luke's
Hi, I thought the concept could be great but it needs some additions for the kids to foster engagement. Balloons, bubbles, dress ups, something for the kids to play with which will then encourage them to engage with the dance. Otherwise it seemed they were playing with stacked up chairs and tables because there was nothing for them to do. Good luck
Ensemble responded:
Hello, thanks for your feedback and ideas to improve the sessions. We don't have many resources beyond ourselves for the moment, but hope we can create more ways to inspire engagement in the future!
April 2019
Attended a single session with a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old
Still in the CitySt Luke's
We have never attended a group quite like this - the children get to dance with the dancers in whatever way they like, and my two (ages 4 and 2) absolutely loved it! The teachers are really engaging with the kids and it was totally different for me - I could sit down and watch my very active boys be entertained and enjoy themselves.
Ensemble responded:
Thanks for your lovely response, Louise. We hope to see you all again!

Meet the Team

Hayley Matthews
Dancer and founder of Ensemble

Hayley is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and a Rolfer (Structural Integration Practitioner). And founder of ENSEMBLE. Hayley has performed, choreographed and taught at and for CoDa Dance (London/Essex), Cando2 (London), Sadlers Wells (London), East London Dance (London), Out There Festival (Great Yarmouth), Tanzfabrik (Berlin), Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Dance Umbrella (London) P.A.L/Stressfree (London/Paris), National Theatre Ghana (Accra), The Cockpit (London), Brighton Fringe Festival, The House of St Barnabas (London) and at ActOne with Suzie Birchwood (Hertfordshire).


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