Introducing our Brighton Fringe 2024 Bursary Winners

A feminist reworking of Giselle, a satirical duet, and a double act inspired by animation: find out more about the triple-bill show that’s the winner of our Brighton Fringe Bursary 2024.


Each year, we support an artist or company that uses dance, movement and/or choreography in their work with a bursary that covers the entry fee for performing at Brighton Fringe, as well as mentoring from the South East Dance team and in-kind marketing support for their show.

Four promising new choreographers, Hebe Salmon, Orla Hardie, Harry Wilson and Anna Smith (working together as harrynsmithy), will use our Brighton Fringe Bursary support to present FEAST: A Triple Bill, which received rave reviews at The Place's Resolution Festival. 

Reimagining the classical ballet Giselle, Hebe Salmon brings dark humour and a contemporary perspective to this tale of love and betrayal. A work where the female protagonist is not defined by relationships with men. 

Enter the world of the filthy rich with harrynsmithy’s dog eat dog. A playful, satirical duet which explores the upper echelons of society - but what happens when they bite off more than they can chew?

SKUMO, by Orla Hardie is a double act that delves into The Uncanny, that eerily familiar feeling. With a movement language inspired by animation and popping with texture, two clown-like characters teeter between despair and comedy, carving a window into the mangled unconscious.

FEAST: A Triple Bill will be performed in the Jamie Watton Creation Space at The Dance Space at 7.30pm on May 9 and 10 and you can book tickets here: FEAST: A Triple Bill - Brighton Fringe

Artist bios

Hebe Salmon

Hebe is a dance artist and choreographer trained at The Place, based in South-East England. She has spent time working with Sam Coren, Renaud Wiser, Seke Chimutengwende, Courtney Mcarthy and James Cousins as well as shadowing Ben Duke, Gecko Theatre and Amy Morvell. As an artist, Hebe is drawn towards work which connects to audiences through storytelling; she now freelances in the UK working in both dance and physical-theater.


Comprised of Yorkshire-born Harry Wilson and Surrey-born Anna Smith, harrynsmithy are a duo who prioritise entertainment whilst producing light hearted and thought provoking work which challenges people to think about the issues they explore.

They began creating work together in 2021 whilst training together at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance and have continued to work to develop their uniquely playful style and practise since graduating, having had their works performed at The Place London, The Point Eastleigh, and Exeter Northcott Barnfield Theatre.

Orla Hardie

Orla is a dance artist and emerging choreographer freelancing in the UK. She trained at The Place in London and went on to complete an MA with Scottish Dance Theatre. During her career she has worked with Roser Lopez Espinosa, Botis Seva, Emanual Gat, Sofia Nappi and many others. Most recently she has been touring with Tom Dale Company performing a restaging of SUB:VERSION. As a mover and choreographer, she is interested in grooving with pleasure, sensation and texture. She is curious about psychological arousal amongst audiences and how psychological theories can act as tools to drive her choreography.

Bios provided by the artists in their own words.

FEAST: A Triple Bill Trailer

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