Join Us to Celebrate the Launch of The Dance Space

The public opening of The Dance Space is just around the corner and we can now reveal what’s happening as part of our exciting launch week. 

Anusha Subramanyam outside The Dance Space. Photo: DFphotography

We can’t wait for our new building to become your new place to dance, and to celebrate we’re presenting a very special edition of our annual festival Our City Dances. Taking place 16-22 July, Our City Dances 2022 is a week of free performances, workshops and taster classes showcasing the diversity of dance, for people of all ages and abilities.

Brighton & Hove’s first ever building designed especially for dance, The Dance Space is a sustainable building for a green city, with the desire to be as accessible and welcoming to as many people as possible at its heart.

A working studio for everyone to dance in, whether you’re having a go at a class for the first time or you’re a professional dance artist rehearsing a new work, The Dance Space is here to move you.

For the very first time, Our City Dances 2022 takes place in and around The Dance Space, with much of the larger-scale events happening in the Events Square, directly outside the space. 

From Saturday 16 July, the festival includes a weekend of free performances and have-a-go workshops, followed by a week of free dance classes in everything from Children’s Classical Indian to Rumba Latina, offering a taste of what’s on offer at The Dance Space from September. 

Highlights of Our City Dances 2022 include:

  • A collision of maypole, ceilidh, street and breakdance from Folk Dance Remixed
  • An uplifting dance riot set to an art rock soundtrack from Stopgap Dance Company
  • An interactive dance show made of paper and play for children under six from Takeshi Matsumoto
  • A chance to strike a pose with New Way Vogue dancer Faye Revlon 

For a full run down of everything that’s happening, visit our Our City Dances 2022 event page here

Our Artistic Director Cath James says: “More than a decade in fundraising, a global pandemic and a huge amount of hard work and much appreciated support has led us to this point and we are so happy to finally welcome you inside The Dance Space.

“Our vision for this building is based on welcome and inclusivity. We want it to be a place where every body will feel welcome to create, experience and take part in and develop a relationship with dance that feeds their soul. We can’t wait to see you at Our City Dances 2022 and at classes and performances at The Dance Space in the months and years to come.”

Image: Anusha Subramanyam at The Dance Space. Anusha will be leading a South Asian Dance Family Class at Our City Dances 2022 on Saturday 16 July. Photo DFphotography.

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