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Liz Aggiss in Slap and Tickle
South East Dance - The Women Issue

Welcome to The Women Issue.

On the 8th of this month it is International Women's Day so we thought we'd shine a light on some of the brilliant female artists and leaders that we've had the pleasure of working with. Equality for women in the dance sector is something which is passionately debated; for further reading on issues facing women choreographers in Britain today, Vincent Dance Theatre has a great range of resources listed on their website here.

Click on the images below to enjoy the full articles, and join the conversation on Twitter #SEDwomenissue

We are trying something a little different with our newsletter, focusing each month on a topic related to goings on in the wider world. We are trialling some new features too. We would love to hear any thoughts about this new approach and the content we are generating.

Spotlight on Brighton Oasis Project

Brighton Oasis ProjectSouth East Dance has teamed up with Brighton Oasis Project to deliver activity for women and children affected by substance misuse.

"Participation in dance activity can be fun, reflective, challenging, playful, tiring, nourishing of body and mind - and is utterly inclusive; we want to be able to share all these aspects with the women and children so that they can embrace, participate and celebrate a fresh path..."

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Liz Aggiss on calming down...or not

Liz Aggiss in The English ChannelBorn into a repressive era in the suburbs, where parents were truly in charge and children were seen and not heard, Liz Aggiss never had a clue who she was or what she wanted to do, she just knew she would like to be seen and heard. After cantering into the sunset, as soon as decently possible, she accidentally stumbled into the arts and started moving in a mysterious manner and shouting...rather a lot.

The question is 'Have you calmed down yet Elizabeth? Have we all calmed down a bit too much?'

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Wendy Houstoun - Pact With Pointlessness

Wendy Houstoun Pact with PointlessnessOur Established Artist Fellow, Wendy Houstoun, is performing Pact with Pointlessness at Brighton Dome Studio on 14 April.

Wendy received the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 'Outstanding Female Performance (Modern)' for this extraordinary one-woman show. Click here to read about the thinking behind the work, and click here to book tickets.
 

Charlotte Vincent - Snap Shot

vdtWelcome to Snap Shot, where each month we will be inviting an artist to pick an image from their archive and write about it, giving insights into the ideas and processes behind their work and the image chosen to represent it.

As an artist that South East Dance has supported in many ways over the years, and as a staunch advocate for gender equality, Charlotte Vincent is the perfect choice for our inaugural instalment.

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Q&A with Sally Abbott

Sally AbbottSally Abbott, Director of Arts and Culture at Canterbury Christ Church University and Chair of the Board at South East Dance, is our very first Q&A interviewee.

Q: What first got you interested in dance?

A: As a kid I loved dancing in front of Top of the Pops. Amazingly I didn't join Pan's People but instead went on to train at Laban after being hugely inspired and mesmerised by 1920s films of the black American dancer Josephine Baker.

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SICK! Festival

Sick Festival logoMarch is the month of SICK! Festival in Brighton and Manchester - a vibrant, cross-disciplinary festival which explores the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death. With Helen Medland at the helm as CEO/Artistic Director the programme is diverse, urgent and unapologetically challenging. Audiences are invited to bring their own thoughts, questions, ideas and lives into the festival. South East Dance is thrilled to have co-programmed Victor as part of the 2015 festival, an intimate portrait of a relationship between a man and a child by Jan Martens and Peter Seynaeve.

Keep in touch...

Please e-mail comms@southeastdance.org.uk with your feedback, and let us know if you'd like to get involved.

You can also keep in touch with us via Twitter and Facebook - we'd love to hear from you.

From all at South East Dance.

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Photographic Credits
  • Header: Image © Joe Murray.
  • Spotlight on Brighton Oasis Project: Image © Young Oasis - Holiday Art Groups.
  • Liz Aggiss on calming down: Image from The English Channel at Open Look Fesitval 2014 © Liz Aggiss.
  • Wendy Houstoun - Pact with PointlessnessImage © Hugo Glendinning.
  • Charlotte Vincent - Snap Shot. Aurora Lubos in VDT's Look At Me Now, Mummy © Matthew Simpson.
  • Q&A with Sally Abbott. Image © J. Peilow.
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