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South East Dance news update - June 2014

Welcome to the monthly news digest from South East Dance. Follow the links below and connect to us on social media for the very latest updates. Enjoy

Latest News

Pledge of support

pledgeofsupportnewsletterWe’re delighted to confirm that we have recently received our first private pledge of support for The Dance Space, our new home for dance in the heart of Brighton scheduled to open in 2018.  The Wolfson Foundation has agreed to contribute to the build and fit out of our main Creation Space Studio, a state of the art studio where artists can research, create and investigate their work with full technical and production capability.

NPO Investment

npoSouth East Dance is extremely pleased to announce that its application to Arts Council England (ACE) for National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding has been successful. This means that we can continue to support the development of outstanding artists, connecting their work to local communities across the region and beyond. We are very grateful to ACE for their continuing support and their recognition of the significance of the work we do.

Pact With Pointlessness

pactwithpointlessnessnewsletterWe recently co-commissioned Wendy Houstoun’s new work Pact With Pointlessness, which received its UK premiere to some fantastic reviews back in early June at London’s Southbank Centre. Given 4 stars in The Guardian, the work – a mix of spoken word and performance - offers a frank demonstration of how it feels to be knocked sideways by death, then renegotiate and carry on. Congratulations to Wendy on another excellent and probing piece. Read more here.

Upcoming highlights

Big Dance is back!

bigdancenewsletterOnce again we’re helping bring Big Dance to the South East with some extraordinary, unique and unexpected events produced alongside partners Oxford City Council, Medway Council, Surrey County Council and Dance Woking. In Brighton we’re working with Reckless Sleepers, who we’ve commissioned to create a brand new version of their acclaimed work A String Section (seen last autumn at The Basement), this time with 30 local volunteer dancers at the Circus Street Market site on 12 July. Read on for more about our activity in Kent…

Kent Dancing

kentdancingnewsletterAs part of Big Dance 2014, we’re thrilled to present our second annual Kent Dancing festival, bringing fun dance events in unusual spaces and places to the high street, libraries and galleries of Canterbury, Margate and Tunbridge Wells between 7-13 July. From Protein’s energetic pop-up performances of (In)Visible Dancing to Katie Green’s explorative and intriguing The Imagination Museum, we continue on our mission  to get Kent dancing! Take a look at our website for full listings.

Under The Vaulted Sky

underthevaultedskynewsletterAward-winning choreographer and former South East Dance Fellow, Rosemary Lee has created Under The Vaulted Sky, inspired by Milton Keynes’ magical Cathedral of Trees. The performances follow a year-long residency and will feature 100 dancers with live music by Terry Mann. The audience will be invited to promenade, following the performance as it weaves around the atmospheric environment of the Cathedral. Part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival (18 - 27 July).

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Photographic Credits
  • A String Section. Reckless Sleepers. Image © Inteatro/Guido Calamosca.
  • Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance Company performing at Circus Street Market Exhibition. Image © Zoe Manders.
  • Running On Empty. Probe. Image © Zoe Manders.
  • 50 Acts. Wendy Houston. Image © Chris Nash.
  • A String Section. Reckless Sleepers. Image © Inteatro/Guido Calamosca.
  • Kent Dancing Festival 2013. Image © Francesca Moseley.
  • Cathedral of Trees. Rosemary Lee. Image © mubsta.com
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