Swerve Dance Theatre Company devise and perform vibrant, visual, varied and accessible Dance Theatre work. Formed in 2006 by Artistic Director Helen Ganberg, we are an 8 strong company of versatile dancers drawn from the South West and South East regions.

Our work has strong connections with other artistic collaborators including musicians, writers, designers and film makers.  We create work for small scale theatres, education contexts, outdoor events and festivals. 

Arts Council Funding is Secured for Regional Tour
Neshima Dance Company and Swerve Dance Theatre are delighted to announce their successful bid for a Grants for The Arts Award, from the Arts Council England. This award will support both companies on a South West regional tour of ‘Subtext’ in autumn 2012 including six regional theatre venues and five educational settings in five counties.

Subtext is an exciting full length Double bill Dance Theatre programme featuring two pieces by Batel Magen (Bristol, Neshima) and two by Helen Ganberg (Swindon, Swerve). Subtext is a dynamic and contemporary evening exploring the themes of languages and communication using unique and explosive dance fused with witty and vibrant theatre. The performance investigates the nuances and rhythms of language, physicalises the subtlety of routine communication, and guides the audience through a journey of words.

Upcoming Dates:

Swindon Dance, Swindon 5th & 6th October - Box Office:01793 601700

The Brewery, Bristol 7th- 10th November - Box Office: 0117 9020344

The Space, Taunton 15th November - Box Office: 01823 414141

Bradon Forest Theatre, Swindon 27th November -Box Office: 01793 773981

Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury 29th November- Box Office: 01722 773981

Burrell Theatre, Truro 1st December- Box Office: 01872 246038

“You were one of the best things at the festival!”

Liz Lavender – Festival Officer Swindon Borough Council

“Helen Ganberg has a tangible artistic gift and creates beautiful dances…”

Helen Miah, Head of Culture, Swindon Borough Council

” ‘Tall Stories’ performed by SWERVE is engaging and charming… loads to enjoy and refreshingly thought provoking too…”

Mark Powell, Salisbury Playhouse


Photography by Mark Pepperall

Photography by Mark Pepperall

Photography by Mark Pepperall