Celebrating Diversity Through Dance


Participants experience:

Positive change in mental well-being85%
Improved sense of belonging to the community90%
Positive change in physical health85%
Value created by every £1 invested£4.45
Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis
by Social Value Cymru 2022


Check out our timetable of classes and workshops.

We have activities for people of all ages and backgrounds including free classes in Bristol and Liverpool.

What people say

“Dance is the most popular activity in our programme now”

Support Worker at the Peony Project

‘Movema has a great approach to teaching, great in sharing cultural knowledge’

World Fusion Class participant

What We Do

Cultural Communities

‘We can share experiences bringing the community together. Seeing the whole world as a big family without barriers allows everyone to appreciate each other’s culture’
Project participant

Children and Young People

‘We have seen some developments in B’s mindset and approach to performance, focusing on positive thinking and positive reflections’
Unlock the Box Youth project

Creative Productions

I love the way diversity is really embedded in the [performance] work, it’s the real deal and there’s a sense of warmth and celebration that comes through.
Angus MacKechnie, Director of Outdoor Arts UK

Creative Pathways

Building a relationship with Movema and other artists, and knowing that additional support is available has made me more confident to pursue learning and working in the field.
Addae Gaskin
Wildfire Rising

recent highlights

Bristol Refugee Festival

In June we hosted Celebrate With Me for the second year! It was an uplifting programme of dance and music from around the world including people with lived experience from refugee communities.

Eurovision Parade

Movema dancers performed their Global Folk choreography as part of the incredible Eurovision Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade in Liverpool! With movements from English, Ukrainian and Indian folk dance.

A group of adult dancers in bright coloured Indian skirts and tops lift their arms to the side in unison

Happy Diwali

Dancers from our weekly World Fusion, Bristol group performed at the Happy Diwali event run by Avon Indian Community Association, Southern brooks and South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network, in Thornbury

Africa Oyé

For the 14th year, Movema ran the Oyé Active Zone as part of the festival weekend! Hundreds of people joined us to dance, drum and take part in wellbeing activities for free, whilst thousands of people watched the amazing performances.

What Guides Us

Movema celebrates diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together and learn about each other through high-quality arts experiences.


New Liverpool Class

We’re excited to announce a new World Fusion class for adults on Mondays 6-7pm at 24 Hope Street.

There will be performance opportunities including Lunar New Year.

Wildfire Rising

We are celebrating the second year of Wildfire Rising, an artist development programme that remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting Global Majority dance artists.  Led in collaboration with Cheshire Dance & funded by Arts Council England.

Partnership with SGREN

During the past year we have worked with South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network on a project to promote awareness of diverse cultures in the region. We are currently visiting the second primary school of the programme.

Stronger Together Liverpool

Thanks to the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’, and Elizabeth Rathbone Trust, we are so glad to be able to offer free classes for women on Tuesdays at 12.30pm at 24 Hope Street, Liverpool. Project runs until 12th December 23.


The pupils who took part in the performance have all had such a fantastic experience and the whole school was delighted to enjoy the presentation of the rehearsals and performance. Inspirational!

Cath Piercy, Childwall Abbey School 

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