2017, what a year…

It’s been a spectacularly busy and successful year for South East Dance, and while we brace ourselves for the excitement that 2018 promises, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the highpoints of last year. In September, after 10 years of planning and fundraising, forks finally broke ground at Circus Street in Brighton and South East Dance’s new home The Dance Space became a tangible reality. Thank you to all our friends, partners and supporters who have shared our journey so far and will be key to the final push over the next few years when doors open in early 2020. 

Dad Dancing. Image © Zoe Manders

We’ve programmed and presented performances that have been charged with artistic and emotional vibrancy including Dad Dancing and Fagin’s Twist, inviting participants as young as 6 and up to 74 years to share the stage with their professional protagonists. We have watched bold young talent that we’ve supported over the years mature into confident, self-assured performers taking their work to the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe garnering rave reviews. And we’ve grown our programmes offering support to artists through our Dramaturg-in-Residence, Pebble Trust bursaries and stretched our minds and practice by working with an array of boundary-breaking Research Artists.                                                                               

The Welcome Project, our lead-in programme to The Dance Space introducing local residents in the Queens Park and Tarner wards to the work of South East Dance has concluded its first 12 week open-door dance sessions for the under-5’s, young people, long-term unemployed and older people, and so far, we’ve had a blast. Come spring 2018, we’ll be working with the Goodall Foundation to deliver an expanded programme for under 5’s at The Barge in the Marina, and partnering with the new Brooke Mead Extra Care facility to offer dance classes for older people, some living with dementia.

Project O. Image © Katarzyna Perlak and Claire Haigh.

Camouflage. Renaud Wiser Dance Company. Image © Patricia Okenwa

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10/07/18 Jamie Watton (1966-2018)

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Jamie Watton, our CEO/Artistic Director. Jamie died peacefully on Friday 6th July after a short illness. Click here for further information

27/06/18 Work with us - Assistant Producer – Participation

We are looking for an excellent project coordinator, with a proven ability to work with communities volunteers and people of all ages. Apply now

03/05/18 Read our latest newsletter - The I Am Issue

Featuring Interviews, updates, news, reflections and more. Read the Newsletter here.

22/02/18 South East Dance presents: undisciplined

A micro-festival celebrating contemporary performance with a choreographic edge, by artists and imaginative thinkers who are not bound by a specific genre. View all events

07/08/17 Green light signals all systems go on The Dance Space

South East Dance, Brighton and Hove City Council and U+I are delighted to have completed on agreements and announce the start of construction at the Circus Street. Read More

06/07/17 NPO Funding Success

South East Dance is extremely pleased to be awarded renewed funding as an Arts Council, England National Portfolio Organisation. Read More


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