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South East Dance

Generating exceptional experiences in dance.

South East Dance is the national development agency for dance in south east England.

Their mission is to ensure a thriving ecology for dance in the south east, enhancing conditions for more, bolder and better dance. They aim to raise the profile of dance and work with partners within and beyond the region to achieve this.

Artists and audiences are at the heart of all that they do. They listen to, challenge and champion their needs and aspirations.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £595,000
  • 2013-2014: £595,000
  • 2014-2015: £595,000

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Under The Vaulted Sky created by Rosemary Lee Promo for IF Milton Keynes International Festival

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 July Cathedral of Trees, Newlands, Milton Keynes Award-winning choreographer and former South East Dance Fellow, Rosemary Lee has created Under The Vaulted Sky, inspired by Milton Keynes' magical Cathedral of Trees. Performances follow a year-long residency and will feature 100 dancers with live music by Terry Mann. The audience will be invited to promenade, following the performance as it weaves around the atmospheric environment of the Cathedral. Planted more than 40 years ago, the Cathedral of Trees is situated on an ancient ley-line that runs through Central Milton Keynes. Part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival (18 - 27 July). Commissioned by The Stables for IF: 2014. Supported by an Exceptional Award from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Council, The Parks Trust and South East Dance. Sponsored by the University of Bedfordshire.

Insight Trailer: Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh

Saturday 5 April 2014, South East Dance Studios To book contact the Studios on 01322 618618 Choreographed by Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, (Director of Le Phare, National Choreographic Center of Le Havre Upper-Normandy). Four performers create a collection of different situations with multiple narratives, all based on a simple action: kissing each other. From the repetition of this action and its apparent simplicity, the piece develops as if behind closed doors: it is absurd, cynical and a reminder of how we relate to each other as humans. Audiences will have the opportunity to meet the artists after the performance.

European Aerial Dance Festival, Brighton, 2013

European Aerial Dance Festival 2014 Monday 4 August - Sunday 10 August In association with South East Dance and Brighton Dome and Festival, Gravity & Levity are delighted to be hosting their fifth annual EADF in 2014 at the Corn Exchange, Brighton, a unique and intensive festival for all things aerial dance. Keep your eyes on the Gravity and Levity website for details of this year's exciting line up and to view a short film from the 2013 EADF.

Brighton Festival 2014 Teaser Inside the Mind of Hofesh Shechter

A unique glimpse into Brighton Festival 2014 with Guest Director Hofesh Shechter. Find out more about this year's Brighton Festival and Guest Director Hofesh Shechter at http://brightonfestival.org/ Hofesh Shechter is also Ambassador for The Dance Space, a new home for dance connecting professional artists to local communities at the heart of the proposed Circus Street Market regeneration project in the vibrant city of Brighton & Hove http://www.southeastdance.org.uk/dance-space/dance-space.html Brighton Festival is thrilled that our 2014 Guest Director is the critically-acclaimed choreographer, musician, composer and performer Hofesh Shechter. Recognised as one of the UK's most exciting contemporary artists, Shechter is renowned for creating raw, physical live contemporary dance pieces set to his own, highly-charged, atmospheric musical scores. His eponymous Company is a Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival resident company, and their brand new work Sun -- co-commissioned by Brighton Festival -- will open the three week arts extravaganza on Sat 3 May 2014 when it comes 'home' at the conclusion of its first world tour. Film by FatSand

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Brighton Festival 2014: Dance

Discover the full Brighton Festival programme at http://brightonfestival.org/whats_on Cath James is Programme Director at South East Dance and leads Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival Dance Programming Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events, which takes place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks each May. Now in its 48th year, Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing festival, which continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme. As England's largest annual event of its kind, Brighton Festival attracts some of the best artists and companies - and most adventurous audiences - from the UK and around the world. In May 2013, we welcomed poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen as our fifth Guest Director, who presided over a record-breaking year. In 2014 we welcome acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter as Brighton Festival Guest Director.

Geminus Lab UK 2013

Touring venues across Kent and Somerset in May - June 2014 - visit www.southeastdance.org.uk for full details. Geminus by Compagnie UBI is a visually and musically stimulating show, tailor-made for children aged 3-5 years and their families. This beautiful piece touches on themes of identity and reflection, curiosity, awkwardness, vitality and wonder. Dance, rhythm and object manipulation are at the heart of Geminus, combining gestures, sounds and mirrors to create a playful and intriguing dance piece. Commissioned by South East Dance, in association with Take Art as part of DanSCe Dialogues 2, a cross --border co-operation funded by the Interreg IV A France (Channel) -- England co financed by ERDF.

Dance Mix 2012 at South East Dance Studios, Kent

Kent Dance Mix 2012 was our first young people's dance event at South East Dance Studios, Hextable, and we were blown away by the talent and creativity of the young dancers who participated. Our whole building was buzzing with rehearsals and workshops all day and a big thanks is due to Zoielogic Dance Theatre choreographer Zoie Golding who created an inspiring curtain raiser with all of the groups. Congratulations also to LoopED Dance Company who won our audience choice award. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of the day!

Probe: Running On Empty - TRAILER

For information about Running On Empty and Tour Dates please visit: http://www.probeproject.com/runningonempty.html Running On Empty is the story of a man, a woman and their encounters over time - travelling through dreams, fears and jagged memories. Absurd, humorous and sometimes devastating, Running On Empty journeys from a woman's loss through her struggle for a future and the emptiness she must overcome to survive. How long will she keep running? Running wild Running out of time Running on Empty Dance, text and song combine in this intrepid new work from Probe. Artistic Director Antonia Grove (twice Critics Circle and Time Out National Dance Awards nominee) brings together an extraordinary team of creative collaborators including: director Jo McInnes (Royal Court), writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court), choreographer Charlie Morrissey (Siobhan Davies), songwriter Lee Ross, designer Fabrice Serafino, lighting designer Beky Stoddart, devised with performers Greig Cooke, Antonia Grove and composer Scott Smith.

JOURNEY: Koen De Preter

JOURNEY (part of SICK! Festival) Co-programmed by South East Dance and The Basement - 14 March 2014 A man and a woman are on stage. Two dancers, two generations. Koen is a 31-year-old choreographer and performer, Alphea an 87-year-old dancer and pedagogue. J O U R N E Y brings two generations closer. For further information, go to: koendepreter.com Choreography: Koen De Preter Dance: Alphea Pouget & Koen De Preter Dramaturgy: Annette van Zwoll Lighting and scenography: Klaar Vermeulen Soundtrack: Koen De Preter & Tom Herteweg Costumes: Elisabeth Kinn Svensson Production Manager: Jana Debruyne Distribution: Vincent Van den Bossche Executive producers: Koen De Preter & Klein Verzet Coproduction: Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent, C-Mine Cultuurcentrum Genk and TAKT Neerpelt With the support of the Flemish government, CDC Les Hivernales Avignon, Vélo Théâtre Apt, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels, ccBe Berchem, Campo Gent and 30CC Leuven

#danceHack

This is a short overview of #Dancehack, put together by Genevieve Smith-Nunes. This event was part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013 and ran in partnership with South East Dance. The 24 hr dance meets data hack took place at the University of Brighton.

Jonzi D speaks about Lyrikal Fearta - autumn 2013

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D launches out on the road with a special bill of new choreopoetry works. This programme sees Jonzi D, arguably the best-known figure and advocate of UK hip hop dance, return to his creative roots to perform his Lyrikal Fearta. Created during autumn 2012 and touring autumn 2013, the evening will have live music, poetry, movement, politics and wit. Co-programmed by South East Dance and Brighton Dome for Brighton Dome Studio Theatre: 18 November 2013 Commissioned and produced by Sadler's Wells Also supported by Pavilion Dance Southwest, Warwick Arts Centre, Jonzi D Projects & Breakin' Convention

DANCE HACK

What happens when you mix a group of movement artists and computer programmers together for a hack? Then add free pizza and beer? Surely dancers don't Drink and Dance. And would programmers do Pizza and Programming? What about the grease on their fingers? On the 21/22 September 2013, 18 dancers and programmers got together for the first ever 24 hour DANCE HACK in Brighton, run by South East Dance. This film clip, created by South East Dance's resident digital creative Benji Anker features footage from @.3:PU_P3TS, LeClairObscur. www.leclairobscur.net and the music was taken from recordings from the Live Streaming of Dance Hack. South East Dance would like to thank everyone involved in the Dance Hack.

South East Dance Studios - SPACES AND PLACES

Here is a short film made by our Digital media Apprentice as part of a college project. The Footage was taken at the South East Dance Studios and features dancers from Pagrav Dance Company. Filmed and Edited by Benji anker Live Performers; Parbati Chaudhry Effie McGaured Katie Cambridge Choreographer; Urja Desai Thakore

Jonzi D: Lyrikal Fearta (double bill) - TRAILER

A Sadler's Wells commission. Co-programmed by South East Dance in partnership with Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival - 18 November 2013 www.brightondome.org Hip Hop creative force Jonzi D presents Lyrikal Fearta, a double bill, including acclaimed solo The Letter and new work Broken Lineage. The Letter explores responses to Jonzi being offered an MBE, through the eyes of an animated cast of characters. Broken Lineage explores the trajectory of hip hop, bringing Jonzi's unique perspective, including his trademark wit, humour and style, to evolving social issues. The Letter Choreographer & Director: Jonzi D Associate Director: Dawn Walton Rehearsal Director: Jane Sekonya Composer & Music Director: Kwake Bass Costumes: Mimi Fresh Lighting Designer: Lee Curran Broken Lineage Co-Director & Co-Choreographer: Jonzi D Co-Director & Co-Choreographer: Ivan Blackstock Composer & Musical Director: Kwake Bass Costume Designer: Mimi Fresh Lighting Designer: Adam Carree Production Manager: Adam Carree

Reckless Sleepers: A String Section - TRAILER

Co-programmed by South East Dance and The Basement - 14 November 2013 http://www.thebasement.uk.com/whats-on/a-string-section/ Created by Leen Dewilde presented at Netwerk Aalst Gallery Five women, each with a handsaw and a chair engage in a slow dance with destruction. Elegance and sophistication give way to absurdity as the pull of gravity takes over. Driven to complete their uncompromising task, the five women struggle against, or give in to the inevitable, each in their own style: determination and dignity locked in a fight to the death. The show will be followed with a post show discussion with Reckless Sleepers chaired by Sara Jane Bailes, Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sussex. www.reckless-sleepers.co.uk

Probe's Running on Empty in rehearsal 2

Sneak preview of Probe's Running on Empty with Antonia Grove, Greig Cooke and Scott Smith. Premiere 3 October! probeproject.com Artistic Director, Probe: Antonia Grove Director: Jo McInnes Performers & Creative Collaborators: Antonia Grove, Greig Cooke, Scott Smith Writer: Brad Birch Choreographer: Charlie Morrissey Songwriter: Lee Ross Music Composition: Scott Smith Set and Costume Designer: Fabrice Serafino Lighting Designer: Beky Stoddart

Probe's Running on Empty in rehearsal

Sneak preview of Probe's Running on Empty with Antonia Grove, Greig Cooke and Scott Smith. Premiere 3 October! probeproject.com Artistic Director, Probe: Antonia Grove Director: Jo McInnes Performers & Creative Collaborators: Antonia Grove, Greig Cooke, Scott Smith Writer: Brad Birch Choreographer: Charlie Morrissey Songwriter: Lee Ross Music Composition: Scott Smith Set and Costume Designer: Fabrice Serafino Lighting Designer: Beky Stoddart

PROBE - Running on Empty

Running On Empty is the story of Man, Woman and their repeated collision over time. Absurd and sometimes devastating, it is about resilience, struggle and our determination to survive. Running wild Running out of time Run away with me? Running out of love Running on Empty Dance, text and song combine in this intrepid new work from Probe. Artistic Director Antonia Grove (twice Critics Circle and Time Out National Dance Awards nominee) brings together an extraordinary team of creative collaborators including: director Jo McInnes (Royal Court), writer Brad Birch (Soho Theatre, Royal Court), choreographer Charlie Morrissey (Siobhan Davies), composer Lee Ross, designer Fabrice Serafino, lighting designer Beky Stoddart and performers Scott Smith and Greig Cooke. probeproject.com Credits: Running on Empty is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and is co-commissioned by Dance South West. Antonia Grove is associate artist at South East Dance and at the Merlin Theatre, Frome. Further support from Soho Theatre, The Point Eastleigh, Nightingale Theatre, and Greenwich Dance Agency.

Digital Dance Lab - SHARING

An opportunity for the public to see the results of the Digital Dance Laboratory following 11 days of experimentation. Time: 15:30

Three Score Dance Company - 2013

Since forming in 2011, Three Score Dance Company (the contemporary dance company for people aged 60+ in Brighton and Hove) has worked with artists such as Antonia Grove, Ben Duke and Bettina Strickler, amongst others. This short piece of film, made by a company member, tells you more about their journey into the world of contemporary dance so far. www.threescoredance.co.uk Three Score Dance Company is supported by South East Dance in association with Brighton Dome. www.southeastdance.org.uk www.brightondome.org This film is a Supernova production. www.supernovalearning.com

'Motherland' - Vincent Dance Theatre TRAILER

Trailer for 'Motherland' by Vincent Dance Theatre. MOTHERLAND is commissioned by Brighton Dome and Festival, Corn Exchange Newbury, South East Dance, The Point Eastleigh and Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, USA. Charlotte Vincent is Resident Artist at South East Dance. VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome. VDT and Yorkshire Dance are Artistic Partners. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England. www.motherland.org.uk Film by Joseph Murray.

'It's Going to get Worse and Worse and Worse, My Friend', Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk - TRAILER

Trailer for 'It's Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse, My Friend', by Lisbeth Gruwez/Voetvolk. This has been co-programmed by South East Dance and The Basement for April 2013. http://www.voetvolk.be/ Choreography & Dance: Lisbeth Gruwez Sounddesign & Assistant: Maarten Van Cauwenberghe Styling: Veronique Branquinho Artistic Advisor: Bart Meuleman Lightdesign: Harry Cole Light Assistance: Caroline Mathieu

Theo Clinkard's 'Ordinary Courage' - TRAILER

Trailer for Ordinary Courage, a work produced, choreographed and designed by Theo Clinkard. Supported by South East Dance as a Made in Kent commission. http://www.theoclinkard.com/ Movement developed and performed by Adam Blanch, Theo Clinkard, Maho Ihara, Helka Kaski, Charlie Morrissey and Margarita Zafrilla Olayo. Lighting design by Zerlina Hughes, sound design by Alan Stones. Clip filmed and edited by Roswith Cheshire.

'Parkin'Son' by Giulio D'Anna - TRAILER

Parkin'Son by Giulio D'Anna was co-programmed by South East Dance and The Basement as part of SICK! International Arts Festival 2013, supported by the Wellcome Trust. http://www.giuliodanna.com/giuliodanna/Giulio_DAnna.html Concept and direction: Giulio D'Anna Creation and performance: Giulio e Stefano D'Anna Production and direction assistance: Agnese Rosati Original soundtrack: Maarten Bokslag Light and set design: Theresia Knevel and Daniel Caballero

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