Hawk Dance Theatre is a Manchester based contemporary dance company led by choreographer Josh Hawkins.

By opening new doors and possibilities, Hawk Dance Theatre takes responsibility for reaching out and connecting with people both within and outside of their communities; triggering and enabling them to change their perspective of themselves and others through dance and movement. HDT develops visually dynamic and powerful productions for various platforms – theatres, festivals and digitally.

"Josh Hawkins is certainly one of the brightest new voices in contemporary dance theatre" – Luca Silvestrini, Artistic Director, Protein

"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, New Adventures.

HDT creates physical and dynamic contemporary dance work for conventional and unconventional spaces. The company are currently working on a variety of creative projects, including; ‘Outside The Igloo’, ‘A Moment’ & 'The Box'.


Hawk Dance Theatre are proud to have received support from Arts Council England's Project Grant Lottery Funding on a range of our projects. In the past 4 years HDT have received 9 Grants for the Arts awards to support the research, development, creation & tour of our own projects.

Hawk Dance Theatre won an award for ‘Best Experimental Short’ at the 2017 London City Film Awards for their Random Act’s film ‘The Blackest Day’ (Broadcast on Channel 4, TV platform in 2016).

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