South East Dance events; fire up your February

Banish the February blues and head to the Performances and Events section of our website to book up for a stimulating evening of dance, discussion and debate. 

In partnership with Brighton Dome, we present Spring Dance on Friday 15th February at The Basement, which in the spirit of the season, celebrates emerging artists presenting first pieces of professional work.  Spring Dance is a showcase of regional artists who recently performed at Resolution, The Place’s annual festival of new choreography celebrating UK artists of all backgrounds, styles and experiences from hip hop to dance theatre, circus to contemporary. 

Amy Morvell presents her beautiful and honest new work, Turtle Dove, a series of vignettes composed of interviews with people in long-term relationships from different generations and backgrounds.  Natalie Bell introduces her poetic and visually rich work Shifted, a dance theatre piece that explores what it means to be displaced and uprooted due to environmental change. Hire me, please is a visually spectacular and multidisciplinary performance by Panos Malactos decrying the audition process and the exhaustive toll it takes on an aspiring dancer. These are short pieces made by artists at the beginning of their careers who are carving their unique voices and styles.  You can read more about their work on The Place’s Resolution blog.

Join us at The Basement prior to the performance for our next open conversation about The Dance Space, updating you on construction progress and offering an opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and ask questions about what this amazing resource will mean for the city and wider dance sector.  A free event open to all, book here.

And not forgetting a big shout out for our debate on Tuesday 5th March, 50:50 Dance programming – is it time for quotas?, part of Brighton Dome’s International Women’s Day programme.   Cath James, Artistic Director at South East Dance is joined by leading voices in the dance sector to discuss the gender pay gap, parental leave and inequalities of opportunity amongst many other issues facing the dance sector. 

We very much hope to see you there.

© Amy Morvell
South East Dance events; fire up your February