Artistic PolicyaKa Dance Theatre Company has an intelligent and raw approach to physical and visual mediums which blends a provoking artistic identity. Imagination together with play allows each creation to lie somewhere between fiction and reality. Power driven statements, commanding physicality and striking images are daringly woven together injecting organic moments that exist and then resonate beyond performance.


Also Known As (aKa) Dance Theatre Company was co-founded by Jennifer Grant and Joe Garbett in early 2014.
Based in Taunton as company in residence at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre. The company is dedicated to keeping dance and theatre alive in the South West and beyond advocating art in Somerset.

Current Company News

2016 has been a busy year so far for aKa.


/ Resolution 2016 \

Rehearsals at Tacchi Morris Arts Centre took place ready to present Next Door  (aKa's latest work) at Resolution 2016 at The Place, London. With Next Door ready and rehearsed, Sofa number 2 (yes, we have already been through one sofa!) was wrapped up and on its way to the city. We performed alongside Poekert & Bysheim and BAMBULAproject who both presented mature and thought provoking works. The evening was a success for aKa leaving with a great audience response and brilliant reviews. It is really rewarding to represent the South West and Somerset at such a big occasion. You can read the reviews here…


/ Café Choreographique \  

Earlier this month aKa’s first work A Real Fiction (which recently celebrated its 2nd birthday!) took to the stage at The Point, Eastleigh. Café Choréographique is a studio event for both emerging and established dance artists and companies to test new performance ideas in front of an invited audience. A Real Fiction feedback was very positive - “warms yet surprises the audience member” and “It appeals to all – like an onstage Meme”. It has always been a pleasure to see this work in different venues and for different audiences across the nation – with this in mind you will definitely be seeing A Real Fiction in many more different settings throughout 2016. Watch this space… 


/ Contemporary Dance in Taunton \ 

Artistic Director Jennifer Grant will be teaching Dance and Fitness Classes at Queens College – Mondays 7-8pm. Jennifer also runs a range of classes at the Tacchi Morris Arts Centre from ages between 4 – 25. Tacchi Morris Arts Centre also has an over 50’s Dance Company called Bolder. All these can be found here… 

/ What Next? \

aKa have recently been confirmed to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2016 which takes place June the 22nd - 26th. aKa have many more community and educational projects in the pipeline for 2016. We are proud to be representing Taunton and proving the strong artistic voice it has. Keep up to date with our upcoming events, performances and opportunities on our…


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aKa Dance Theatre Company.

Set in the living room of a man and woman's house, like a fly on the wall we watch the relationship unravel.

Choreographed by Jennifer Grant

Performed by Joe Garbett and Sally Smithson

Supported by Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre and Lottery Funded: Arts Council England.

Method to my Madness shows an unsettled search for the result of peace as a stable state of mind and community, as aKa Dance Theatre Company challenge the idea of when we are at peace, as individuals and as a society. A work which questions how peace can be passed on and how can it be sustained.

Choreographed and Performed by Jennifer Grant, Joe Garbett, Sabrina Gargano and Verena Schneider.

Supported by Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through their 'First World War: then and now' program and Bishop Fox's Educational Fund.

Experience the highs and lows of remembering, forgetting, remembering to forget and forgetting to remember. A Real Fiction is a solo performance unravelling a collage of memories, however, just because we remember does this mean the memory is truly ours?

Choreographed by Jennifer Grant

Performed by Joe Garbett 

Supported by Take Art Seed Fund and Surrey Dance Collective Next Step Commission .

Workshop opportunities... 

aKa Dance Theatre Company are available for workshops, each workshop is tailored to the needs of the individual group across all ages and abilities with a clear mission to invite those participating to experience the ways in which the company work.

For more information or to book a workshop contact the company at