Show Calendar


Closer To My Dreams by Chad Taylor Dance Company

Part of Brighton Festival 2024

Two young, Black brothers from the inner city of Manchester have dreams of becoming professional dancers. Weaving together poetry, rap and hip hop choreography, we follow the brothers as they build friendships and relationships and try to succeed in the face of adversity.

'Closer to my Dreams' is a playful, heartfelt take on family and friendship, exploring how we respond to the trials and tribulations life throws at us, and knowing when it’s best to hustle or just let go.

The performance will take place on the lawns in front of the cafe bar at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (on the University of Sussex campus). The performance is experienced listening to sound on headphones, but can also be enjoyed without headphones, watching the dancers (without the sound element). Headphones will be distributed by the front of house team just before the event. This event is free, just drop in - no advanced booking required.

Supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Certain Blacks. R&D supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

Image by David Oates

Dates & Times

  • Friday 10 May, 2024
    12:30pm, 4:00pm
  • Saturday 11 May, 2024
    2:30pm, 6:30pm


  • Free
On the grass lawns outside ACCA. No need to book, just drop in.
'Closer To My Dreams' by Chad Taylor Dance Company
Friday 10 May  – Saturday 11 May
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