Type of work
AMICI Dance Theatre Company is a unique dance theatre company integrating able-bodied, disabled artists and performers. It runs regular classes (once a week during term time) for its 35+ members at the Lyric Hammersmith, where they are the community artists in residence. AMICI gives workshops residencies, student placements, and performances, usually creating a new production each year.
AMICI was founded in 1980. Since then its productions and workshops have had a major impact challenging conventional attitudes about disabity and the arts. Wolfgang Stange is the company’s founder, director and principle choreographer. Born in Berlin, but resident in the UK for the last 37 years, Stange is known internationally for his teaching methods which stress the need to share and acknowledge each others abilities, whether disabled or not.
“Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion” Financial Times
“Totally and utterly inspiring” The Guardian on 20/20
“AMICI Dance Theatre Company is emphatically, a professional performance company and not a therapy group” Isabel Wolff, The Times
Created by Amici Dance Theatre Company. A full company production. A thought-provoking and beautiful piece fusing music, dance and text. Lyric Hammersmith
The Odd One Out (2006)
Choreographed by Amici’s Artistic Director Wolfgang Stange. How does difference affect us? Should we ignore it, nurture it or even get rid of it?
Stars Are Out Tonight in collaboration with Improbable (2005) Lyric Hammersmith
Goha Tales (2004) Cairo Opera House
Timestep (2003) Lyric Hammersmith
20/20 (2001) Lyric Theatre, London
The Dream Of Friends (2000) Wybreze Theatre, Gdansk
Workshops & Performances for old and current members – Royal Festival Hall, London
Artistic Director: Wolfgang Stange
Manager: Alison King
Size of company
small scale, middle scale