Introducing Pole Vault: our Brighton Fringe Bursary winner for 2021

We’re so excited to award our second Brighton Fringe Bursary to theatre company Pole Vault, a collaboration between artists Barbara Blanka, Adrianna Pavlovska and Grace Joseph.

Pole Vault: Barbara Blanka, Adrianna Pavlovska and Grace Joseph

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, press and social media support for their show.

Pole Vault will use our Brighton Fringe Bursary support to present their new work White (Other) as part of this year’s Brighton Fringe.

White (Other)’s first iteration was a piece created for the 2019 Brighton Fringe called F*ck Polite, a new writing project and the first outing for the newly formed company. Influenced by the cultural experiences of the company as three Polish women living in the UK, F*ck Polite was described by Broadway Baby as “a wonderfully fresh perspective that is dying to be heard”.

Building on the themes explored in F*ck Polite, White (Other) incorporates physical theatre, traditional dance and bilingual Polish/English storytelling to explore belonging, sisterhood and the pride and pitfalls of traditional values.

To find out more about Brighton Fringe Bursary visit our Professional Support page here.