Dance Umbrella at 25

Since London’s Dance Umbrella festival launched in 1978, much has changed in the public perception of modern dance. These days, modern dance is arguably more popular than classical ballet, and the influence of contemporary choreographers is everywhere in the dance world, and even finds its way into pop culture. Dance Umbrella may not be able to claim credit for changing the way the world watches dance, but it has become an undeniably important cornerstone of London’s cultural scene.