Internationally renowned dance artist and DanceEast Choreographic Development Award recipient, Didy Veldman, launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfilment.

This supremely physical and theatrical full length work for four dancers is made in collaboration with designer Kimie Nakano and celebrated composer and violinist, Alexander Balanescu, who will be performing live through out the performances.


'I have been curious for many years why we chase after happiness like it is some sort of object we can buy, hold onto or even re-create. I wanted to develop a choreographic work exness register for an intimate space, with very experienced dancers. The Happiness Project gives me the opportunity to delve into this subject matter, physicalise and question if happiness can exist without unhappiness and discuss with my creative team how each individual deals with seeking happiness. I see this process as a journey which I started 5 years ago and it will end with 'The Happiness Project'.