DEC is an Oxford based group of established musicians, dancers and visual artists, who explore the interactions between their media through improvised performance and video projection.  Luminous Shadows shows them in action in a selection of poetic and playful collaborations both structured and spontaneous.  This innovative live creative experience has proved fascinating and engaging for audiences, with its unpredictability and intimacy in the moment.

Since 2010 DEC has performed in Oxford at the Pegasus Theatre, OVADA Gallery, The Story Museum and The Old Fire Station, at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, and has collaborated with the Oxford Improvisers and poets such as Vahni Capildeo and Robin Kirkpatrick.  DEC artists regularly exhibit their work.

Reactions to DEC at Oxford Improvisers’ Cohesion Festival 2011:

…surprised and utterly delighted me…

… produced moments of sheer magic, as lightening brush strokes followed the fluttering hand movements of a dancer, or a wash of colour flowed across the backdrop and transformed the setting…

…intriguing, absorbing…

The DEC group currently comprises dancers Ana Barbour and Susie Crow, musicians Malcolm Atkins and Bruno Guastalla, and visual artists Clare Bassett, Kassandra Isaacson and Susan Moxley.


Thursday 23rd May 2013, 6.00pm and 8.00pm

Tickets: £12 concessions £8

Available at the door or call 01865 557098 or email to reserve

Further information about DEC and its activities:

Forthcoming workshop:  Drawing Dance at URC

Monday 3rd June 2013

United Reformed Church Hall, Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX 2 7HN

This session suitable for experienced artists and students lasts three hours from 1pm until 4pm (set up 12:30pm, clear out by 4:30pm).  Two professional dancers and a musician improvise, while artists observe and work freely.

Workshop fee:  £25

To reserve a place or for more information please contact:

Tel:  01865 557098           Tel:  01865 554761