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South East Dance news update - March 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

U.Dance South East regional finals
Congratulations to the nine groups of young dancers who took part in the U.Dance South East regional finals at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill on 9 March. The quality and creativity of the work made our judges' decision difficult, but we are now pleased to announce that The L&S Youth (Angmering School) and Overground Fusion (Barton College) are our South East regional representatives. We wish them luck for the National U.Dance event in Nottingham, 26-28 June where they will work with professional artists and perform alongside groups from around the country. Read all about it and see pictures from our regional finals in blog posts by staff and participants on our website. 


Rosemary Lee - awards and commissions
under the vaulted skyWe are extremely proud that Rosemary Lee, our first South East Dance Fellow (2012), continues to move from strength to strength. Not only was her new work, Under the Vaulted Sky - commissioned for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014 -awarded the prestigious Arts Council England Exceptional Award, but she also received the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project commissioning fund for Tree-Call with Simon Whitehead. We're thrilled that we are able to continue to support her creative ambition through contributing to these two projects. To watch Rosemary talking about the inspirational Under the Vaulted Sky and to read more, click here.

Dance artists Marguerite Galizia and Kate Sicchio, met at our first ever Dance Hack as part of Brighton Digital Festival back in September 2013. Following this meeting of minds we have since hosted them for a week of Research and Development at South East Dance Studios, Hextable, allowing them the space to investigate their shared fascination in the possibilities of digital technology in performance. Visit their blog to out more about their explorations into the seductive nature of interactive technology. Could they create a simple enough intervention that will allow the data to do the dancing? Watch this cyber-space for further news!

Upcoming highlights

French partners bring Insight to Kent
We extend a very warm welcome to French choreographer Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, who visits South East Dance Studios (SEDS) on 5 April for a performance of Insight. With multiple narratives, all based on the simple action of kissing, the show promises to be absurd, cynical and a reminder of how we relate to each other as humans. Emmanuelle brings Insight to us on the opening day of DanSCe Dialogues 2 project Outdoor Lab at SEDS, a project pairing artists and companies from both sides of the Channel to research and create new outdoor performance work; plus, there will be a chance to meet and chat with the artists involved. We hope to see you there!
Urban Playground's Inner City comes to Circus Street
urban playgroundFor those of you in Brighton on 16 April, be sure to visit us at Circus Street Market for free performances of Inner City by Urban Playground. Watch the impressive blend of authentic French "art du deplacement" with urban and contemporary dance in the unique movement language of Performance Parkour as the group takes over the space at the old market building on Circus Street, the site destined for The Dance Space. With performances at 11am and 2.30pm, we recommend you book online in advance to secure your free place as space is limited.
Working together - does it really work?
As part of our Artist Development programme, we're looking forward to a robust roundtable discussion exploring meaningful ways for artists to work together to make more dance happen locally. Chaired by Denise Perry (Arts Council England), the event aims to empower artists to be at the forefront of a thriving dance scene in their area. It takes place on 28 April in Brighton and also online via Google Hangouts – visit our website for further details.

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From all at South East Dance.


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Photographic Credits (from top to bottom): Header: Insight. Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh © Laurent Philippe. / Under the Vaulted Sky © Shaun Armstrong / mubsta.com. / Inner City. Urban Playground © Matthew Andrews.

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