About Us

Stopgap Dance Company create exhilarating dance productions for national and international touring. We employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.

Stopgap value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance.

Difference is our means and our method.

Stopgap’s productions are devised by the company dancers and collaborators, working as an ensemble under the artistic direction of Lucy Bennett:

Our productions seek to offer a window into a parallel world where human interdependence, strength and vulnerability play out with poetic realism.

As a choreographer-led company, Stopgap are experts of inclusive choreography and have extensive experience of nurturing disabled and non-disabled artists for making inclusive works. Click here to read Lucy Bennett's interview on The Guardian.

As a charitable organisation we openly share skills and knowledge through performance, professional training, community outreach and publications.  We create our work for the widest possible audience because we want to shift perceptions about difference and inspire everyone to achieve their potential.

Stopgap Dance Company are a British company and work in partnership with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. We are a resident company of Farnham Maltings and The University of Surrey. Stopgap Dance Company receive mentoring support from Royal Opera House through their links programme.