What's on



Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, BN1 9RA

Thursday 14 & Friday 15 December, 7pm
Saturday 16 December, 3.30pm (relaxed performance) & 7pm

Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance unravel and explode Dicken’s Oliver Twist in a moody and sinister hip hop reworking of the classic tale. Framing a young Fagin’s relentless quest for survival in the face of overwhelming poverty against a backdrop of adrenalin-pumping and heart stopping choreography creates a unique tension electric with foreboding. This is no fairy tale Christmas show but it’s a family event you will not want to miss.

Avant Garde is a dynamic dance group whose mantra ‘innovate never replicate’ is a creative call to arms. As part of their mission to inspire and involve young people in dance and organised in association with South East Dance, there will be exciting workshop opportunities and the chance to participate in the show. For more information, please contact:

“Fagin’s Twist, is a daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable rethink of a much loved Victorian tale.”
★★★★ THE TIMES, Debra Craine

£12/£10 concs, £35 Family (x 4 incl. 2 x u-18)
NB: a limited number of Pay What You Decide tickets are available - contact venue for details

Back to all Performances & Events
Commissioned by Theatre Bristol, East London Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, Dance East, The Place. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Fagin’s Twist. Avant Garde Dance. Image © Rachel Cherry.

Fagin’s Twist. Avant Garde Dance. Image © Rachel Cherry.


20/11/17 Job opportunity at South East Dance

We are looking for a full time Executive Assistant to join our team. Visit Jobs & Opportunities for more information.

11/10/17 U.Dance 2018 South East Regional Selection Showcase

Is your Youth Dance group looking for opportunities to perform to regional and national audiences? Look no further than U.Dance 2018

14/09/17 Read our latest newsletter - The Virtual Issue

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

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

20/06/17 Are you a professional dance artist based in the south east?

Are you passionate about helping people explore their creativity in new and surprising ways? Yes? Then we need you… for The Welcome Project


South East Dance @southeastdance
Feeling inspired at #artsworkconf17 Thanks @ArtsworkLtd for an interesting & thought provoking day

Rasheed Rahman @kitdorado
#FaginsTwist on the cover of @latestbrighton @AttenboroughCtr 14-16 Dec @AvantGardeDance…
Retweeted by South East Dance

always possible @always_possible
@artsjobs @artsworking @itc_arts @southeastdance Calling artists, theatre-makers, dancers, musicians etc A free……
Retweeted by South East Dance

South East Dance @southeastdance
4pm - 5pm TODAY @LewesDepot - DROP IN and join Artist Raquel Meseguer @RMeseguer1 for a discussion that explores t……

South East Dance @southeastdance
Job opportunity at @southeastdance. We are looking for an EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to join our team. 2 year fixed term c……

South East Dance @southeastdance
Apply Now - COLLABORATE provides financial support to artists who want to work with a #dramaturg within their chore……

South East Dance @southeastdance
1.30pm - 3.30pm TODAY @ ONCA Gallery - DROP IN and join Artist Raquel Meseguer @RMeseguer1 for an event that explor……

South East Dance @southeastdance
Join Artist Raquel Meseguer @RMeseguer1 for two events that explore the etiquette of hidden illness in our public s……


Join our mailing list here

Tick here if you DO NOT give us permission to share your personal data with our carefully selected partners (artists, companies, promoters, venues and funders with whom we work). Click here to read our full Privacy Policy.


Follow us on your favourite
Social Media channels...

Identity and website design by de Ville | Website build by TOR Creative