2020 Vision #3: The Welcome Project Steering Group

The Welcome Project Community Steering Group are our incredible group of volunteers made up of people living and working in the Tarner area, surrounding The Dance Space. 


They help us choose the dance projects we run in the local community and also work with us to decide what’s in the line-up at Our City Dances, our annual celebration of dance in Brighton & Hove.

The Welcome Project is a programme that encourages more people to have a go at dancing in the run up to the launch of The Dance Space and beyond. Activities are designed to cater for the residents of Tarner across the age spectrum, including dance workshops for children at the Puffin Nursery pre-school, pop-up classes for young people and teenagers at the Brighton Youth Centre, tea dances for elderly people living with dementia at Brooke Mead, and workshops in Salsa, Charleston and Latin at Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project

The Steering Group's pick for 2020 Vision

by Eve McConnachie

Two young people discover each other as they explore a labyrinthine derelict swimming pool.

A high-energy contemporary ballet piece shot in the emptied Govanhill Baths in Glasgow, choreographed by Scottish Ballet's Sophie Laplane, with music by British-born, Boston-based electro musician John Xela.


Quotes from the Steering Group about the Film

"The setting was incredible, contrasting their youth and freshness against the rust and decay of the old baths"

"So soft and graceful"

"Just wow...I found it mesmerizing"

"Kind of magical, how do they do that?"

"They have such strength in their upper bodies"


2020 Vision is our celebration of screen dance curated by the artists who will take part in the opening programme of The Dance Space next year, as well as the South East Dance team and our Welcome Project Community Steering Group.  

Read an introduction to 2020 Vision from our Artistic Director, Cath James, here.


We would really appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey on your experience of 2020 Vision. It's important to us to find out what you thought of the programme, so we can refine and tailor our programmes to what you want to see. We also have to report back to our funders, so we need as much feedback as possible for them. Once again, thanks for your time and attention.


Thanks to the generosity of our funders and supporters, we are delighted to share this content with you for free. As an arts charity, however, we have to continue to fundraise - not only to complete the build and fit-out of The Dance Space, but also to ensure that the positive impact of our work can be felt by more people across the South East region. Please give what you can; every donation, large or small, is welcome. Thank you.