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Decibel 2009

  • Date: 9 October 2009
  • Area: South East
A Thousand Cranes - The Paper Washi Wish. Photo: Andy Bradshaw

A Thousand Cranes - The Paper Washi Wish. Photo: Andy Bradshaw. Credit: Andy Bradshaw

Decibel, the 4th bi-annual Performing Arts Showcase, took place in September.

This unique event promotes diverse practice in the performing arts sector by showcasing the work of some of England's most creative and talented artists and companies.  This year a range of five artists and arts organisations represented the south east.

The artists showcasing their work from the region were: Anjali Dance Company, one of the first professional contemporary dance companies to work with learning impaired dancers; sonic artist Anya Ustaszewski, StopGAP Dance Company, a contemporary dance company that works with both disabled and non-disabled dancers; The Teak Project, a collaboration between three of Britain's finest young improvisers; and singer and saxophonist, Tony Kofi.

Decibel 2009 offered unique access for audiences and programmers to see some of the most vibrant tour ready and developing work in England, with  more than 40 artists and companies performing and presenting extracts of their work over the four days.

Decibel was created in 2003 to showcase the best work from artists with diverse practice, including disabled artists and artists from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. This year Arts Council England, South East supported 10 delegates to attend - including producers and buyers who have the potential to programme the artists and arts organisations in venues across the UK and internationally.