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. 

The company was founded in 2015 and spent the year being supported at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on their Emerging Artist Programme. Josh Hawkins is currently 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. 


Hawk Dance Theatre has received 5 Grants for the Arts funding awards from Arts Council England to support the research, development and creation of (we)SINK, Fish TankThe Chit Chat Chalk Show and most recently Hands On.

Hawk Dance Theatre have created work in partnership with Spin Arts, The Knotted Project and Briggsy Produces.

As well as this, HDT have received a number of other commissions to create and perform new works at a range of festivals, including; Lancashire Encounter, Dancin' Oxford, Discover Dance and Glastonbury Festival. HDT were commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, Home MCR and True North to produce a Random Acts film which was broadcast on Channel 4.

"Josh is an exceptional and talented young artist and I highly suspect will be one to watch for the future" - James Mackenzie-Blackman, Executive Director of New Adventures.


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Photo credit: Danilo Moroni / Josh Hawkins

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