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Theo Clinkard. Image © Zoe Manders

The Dance Space is on its way … move with us!

Visualisation of new Public Square within Circus Street development proposals<br /> Reckless Sleepers: A String Section performance at Circus Street Market - Big Dance 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Urban Playground: Inner City performance at Circus Street Market – April 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Visualisation looking north along Circus Street<br /> Reckless Sleepers: A String Section performance at Circus Street Market - Big Dance 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Theo Clinkard: Of Land and Tongue performance at Circus Street Market - June 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Architect's impression of what The Dance Space might look like, view from North West - May 2013. © Shedkm.<br /> Theo Clinkard at Circus street. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Nowhere And Everywhere At The Same Time No.2 (William Forsythe) at Circus Street Market – Brighton Festival 2014. © Victor Frankowksi.<br /> Reckless Sleepers: A String Section performance at Circus Street Market - Big Dance 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Theo Clinkard: Of Land and Tongue performance at Circus Street Market - June 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Theo Clinkard: Chalk performance at Circus Street Market - June 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Theo Clinkard performing at circus street. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Urban Playground: Inner City performance at Circus Street Market – April 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Theo Clinkard at Circus street. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Architect's model of what The Dance Space might look like at night - May 2013. © Shedkm.<br /> Nowhere And Everywhere At The Same Time No.2 (William Forsythe) at Circus Street Market – Brighton Festival 2014. © Victor Frankowksi.<br /> Architect's model of what The Dance Space might look like at night - May 2013. © Shedkm.<br /> Theo Clinkard: Of Land and Tongue performance at Circus Street Market - June 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Nowhere And Everywhere At The Same Time No.2 (William Forsythe) at Circus Street Market – Brighton Festival 2014. © Victor Frankowksi.<br /> Urban Playground: Inner City performance at Circus Street Market – April 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance Company performing at Circus Street Market Exhibition April 2013. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Reckless Sleepers: A String Section performance at Circus Street Market - Big Dance 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance Company performing at Circus Street Market Exhibition April 2013. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Bgroup performing excerpt from Just As We Are at Circus Street Market Exhibition April 2013. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Audience at Circus Street Market Exhibition April 2013. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Urban Playground: Inner City performance at Circus Street Market – April 2014. © Zoe Manders.<br /> Architect's model of what The Dance Space might look like at night - May 2013. © Shedkm.

Due to open to the public in 2018, The Dance Space will be an internationally significant choreographic centre – bringing world-class dance artists into Brighton & Hove and into the heart of Circus Street.


The Dance Space will help to regenerate the local area and provide residents with opportunities to get involved in dance on their doorstep.


"The Dance Space will soon be a thriving home to dance and a visible demonstration of the excellent work that is already taking place.”

Hofesh Shechter, Choreographer

What’s going on in Circus Street?

A fantastic range of dance activity is taking place in and around Circus Street Market.

Forthcoming Dance Events

Other activity at Circus Street

What’s happened so far?

Over the last 18 months we have been getting to know the communities around Circus Street, encouraging them to get involved in dance and bringing the derelict market site (where The Dance Space will sit) alive with dance.

"I have been incredibly impressed with the of work South East Dance has undertaken to engage communities in dance, in particular young people and the 60+ age group, to increase awareness of the health and wellbeing benefits of dance.”

Dr Caroline Lucas, MP, Brighton Pavilion

28 - 30 August 2014 - New Movement Collective: Casting Traces

Casting TracesInspired by Paul Auster’s seminal novel, The New York Trilogy, this promenade performance invited the audience into a unique dance experience set within a paper labyrinth at Circus Street Market.

12 July 2014 - Reckless Sleepers: A String Section

Reckless SleepersBig Dance 2014 made an impact in Brighton with the return of Reckless Sleepers' raw and splintering A String Section. Armed with over 100 wooden chairs, 15 performers including 10 local volunteers, all armed with saws, performed to an intrigued audience at Circus Street Market.

20/21 June 2014 - Theo Clinkard: Of Land and Tongue

of Land And TongueFollowing the success of his inaugural work Ordinary Courage, choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard's double bill "Chalk" and "Of Land and Tongue" came to Circus Street for four performances over two days. Read more in our blog. 

2 May 2014 - South East Dance and Brighton Festival bring choreographic artwork to Circus street Market

Forsythe InstallationThroughout May the derelict Circus Street Market site near Grand Parade played host to unique choreographic art installation Nowhere and Everywhere At the Same Time No. 2 by internationally acclaimed American choreographer William Forsythe. Co-programmed by South East Dance as part of Brighton Festival, the work was installed between 3-25 May at Circus Street Market, the landmark site destined to become The Dance Space, a new home for dance in the City with national significance.

17 April 2014 - Urban Playground thrill audiences at Circus Street

Urban PlaygroundCrowds were thrilled by a spectacular Parkour dance performance yesterday at Circus Street Market by Brighton dance company Urban Playground, funded by Cathedral Group and McLaren and organised by South East Dance. The event was part of an ongoing programme of activity by South East Dance aiming to bring world-class dance artists together with local communities.
Urban Playground also managed workshops over the past two days with over 50 local people, including adults and children from the neighbouring Tarner community, learning exciting dance moves in the extraordinary ‘urban decay’ setting of the old market building.

19 December 2013 - ZoieLogic Dance Theatre wow Circus Street

MurmerZoieLogic Dance Theatre wowed local festival goers at the Circus Street Winterland Festival last week. To see some photo's and footage from the event please visit our blog.

 

 

Alongside our partners Cathedral, we will continue to bring creative activity into the Circus Street area over the next few years. Watch this space! 

Move with us as we head towards The Dance Space:

"A new home for South East Dance will bring dance, performance and choreography hitherto unseen in the community and broaden the cultural offer for the city.”

Cllr Phélim MacCafferty, Chair, Planning Committee, Brighton & Hove City Council

We need to  raise funds to ensure The Dance Space meets its highest expectations. Find out how you can support us here.

For more information read our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

 

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