The company was founded in 2014 by choreographer and director Andrea Walker. He is the mind behind 201’s award-winning productions “SMOTHER” and “SKIN”.
201 Dance Company brings together experienced artists and producers to create daring new work that is socially responsive and accessible. 201 artists share a drive to tell stories that matter and give a voice to underrepresented groups, while bringing striking and original dance to diverse audiences.
The company's ethos centres around creating challenging dance-theatre that crosses hip-hop and contemporary genres. 201 is driven to confront controversial issues and challenge social prejudices, and partner with advocacy and outreach charities to use exceptional dance theatre as a vehicle for engaging audiences in topical social issues.
"Walker is taking Hip-Hop into thrillingly new terrain" - The Guardian
"A talent to watch" - The Evening Standard
"Walker seeds expressive meaning into a movement vocabulary where we expect the head, not the heart, to go spinning" - The Herald
"This is the new generation of street dance" - The Times
"A showcase for rising talents ... Hauntingly effective" - Chicago Sun Times on Joffrey Ballet’s “HOME”
"HOME is a story ballet for our xenophobic times, an uncomfortable and moving work" - Chicago Stage Standard on Joffrey Ballet’s “HOME”
"HOME is unabashedly political ... Walker finds all the words he needs to persuade in mere — and magnificent — movement" - Stage and Cinema on Joffrey Ballet’s “HOME”
"In what can only be described as a brave work of art, Walker mixes raging intensity and a clear passion for "Dreamers" and their cause with a complex and unnerving take on what "acceptance" really means" - Chicago on Stage on Joffrey Ballet’s “HOME”
"Stand-Out Dance of the Summer" - The Guardian on "SKIN"
"CAPTIVATING and frankly ingenious" - Scotsgay on "SMOTHER"
"UNPARALLELED BEAUTY...A striking dystopian fairytale reminiscent of Jamie Brittain's Skins" - EdFest Magazine on "SMOTHER"
"SUPERB CHOREOGRAPHY. Electric, emotional and empowering, not to mention visually spectacular" - The 730 Review on “SKIN”
Andrea Walker’s unique inspiration from cinema, hip-hop and contemporary movement has seen him choreograph all over the world.Click To View Work