Flourish artist Hayley Matthews curates Brighton Fringe Day of Dance at the Spiegeltent

Hayley Matthews is the bright star behind Ensemble, a collective of international artists with a background in dance, sound and light who focus on forging intimacy with audiences in public spaces.  South East Dance has supported Hayley through the Flourish fund in support of a new show In Your Chamber, a collaboration with fellow Ensemble artist, drummer Al Simmons. In Your Chamber frames the audience in surround sound ambient metal music but centred on a single dancer. It’s an exploration of disorientation and trying to make sense of the world by finding your ‘chamber’.  The Flourish award will support Hayley in her research and development in this original new piece.

Meanwhile, Hayley brings a Day of Dance to the Brighton Spiegeltent on Monday 13 May.  It features a series of workshops and shows made and led by Ensemble artists including Still in the City, a unique dance experience for early years, three themed dance masterclasses, a Hip Hop battle and Flying Solo; three solos themed on power and independence with a finale from the inimitable shaker & movement maker Sarah Blanc.  If you have never seen Sarah perform, make time!  Her ‘loud and proud’ dance comedy, History of Ireland, will give you an utterly unique perspective on the Emerald Isles’ distinct identity.  To find out the latest information on the event, click here and to book for individual events or take advantage of the day saver ticket here.

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Flourish artist Hayley Matthews curates Brighton Fringe Day of Dance at the Spiegeltent