dance company
Three company members dancing, with a white curtain in the background

resident artists

Stopgap Dance Company create exhilarating dance productions of international standard. The company employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.

Combining innovative puppetry, beautiful imagery, high energy ensemble storytelling and homemade music, Little Bulb aspire to create performances that will touch, startle and entertain. Music is an essential part of how they make theatre. Whether it’s live or recorded, modern or very old – music informs and inspires their work.

Stopgap openly share skills and knowledge through performance, professional training, community outreach and publications. The company create work for the widest possible audience to shift perceptions about difference and inspire everyone to achieve their potential.

Stopgap’s productions are devised by the company dancers and collaborators, working as an ensemble under the artistic direction of Lucy Bennett.

Stopgap is an Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.