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MA Choreography and Professional Practice - University of ChichesterProfessional Development

1 September - 2 November

We are embarking on delivering on our first MA postgraduate qualification. The MA Choreography and Professional Practice course starts at the University of Chichester in September 2014. The programme has been designed and will be delivered by University of Chichester in partnership with South East Dance, enabling students to engage with us as a national dance development organisation and access a wide range of events, expertise, networking and professional development opportunities delivered both on and off campus.

The practice-based course explores choreographic methods and approaches and encourages students to position themselves as artists within the U.K and European contemporary dance scene. The course includes compulsory modules: Choreographic Practices, Artist as Producer and Dissertation all of which can be practically based allowing you to explore choreographic ideas and interests through the planning, making and performing of new dance work. Additional, optional modules include: Dance Technique, Writing for Performance, New Media and Performance Practices.

For more information or to apply for the course visit http://apps.chi.ac.uk/services/courses/Prospectusdetail.cfm?id=79 or speak to Dr Victoria Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Dance, University of Chichester: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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BLACK DANCE ARCHIVES PROJECT: EXHIBITIONLive Performances / Events

BLACK DANCE ARCHIVES PROJECT: EXHIBITION

11 September - 8 October

Celebrating the contribution made by Black dance artists to dance development in the UK.

This unique project is led by Deborah Baddoo MBE, Artistic Director of State of Emergency. It catalogues archive collections from 28 celebrated individuals and organisations from the 1960s to 2000s.

A 2-year programme of dynamic participatory activity will animate the archive and a brand new website, will ensure that it becomes available for all to experience and enjoy.

Dance for Life: State of Emergency Productions (1991). Image © David Corio.

The Black Dance Archives project is managed and delivered by STATEOFtrust. Made possible with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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  • £FREE
  • South East Dance Studios, 39 Egerton Avenue, Hextable, BR8 7LG
  • 01322 618618

FLEXER & SANDILAND: GRAVITY SHIFTLive Performances / Events

FLEXER & SANDILAND: GRAVITY SHIFT

22 September - 26 September

Gravity Shift is a video installation that looks at how we might read gravity through witnessing another body. It aims to decentre the viewer’s relationship to the installation through presentation of a dancer whose movement is affected by a moving pull of gravity.

Image: Gravity Shift: Flexer and Sandiland. Image © Nic Sandiland.

Co-programmed in partnership with Brighton Dome. Supported by CueSim, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Art, Staffordshire University and Arts Council England.


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  • For opening times please visit the venue website
  • £FREE
  • Brighton Dome Founders Room, Brighton, BN1 1UD
  • 01273 709709
  • brightondome.org

FRÉDÉRIC DESLIAS / LE CLAIR OBSCUR: GØL4M [PREVIEW]Live Performances / Events

FRÉDÉRIC DESLIAS / LE CLAIR OBSCUR: GØL4M [PREVIEW]

23 September

A pioneering work in the final stages of development. Visionary French artist Frédéric Deslias and his company collaborate with UK choreographer Matthew Morris to create a disconcerting solo. GøL4M: a hybrid form of Man where the digital body meets the physical being – and comes to life...

Frédéric will lead a discussion after each performance.

Image: Digital Dance Lab 2013. Dancer: Matthew Morris. Image © Le Clair Obscur.

Co-programmed in partnership with Brighton Dome. Supported by ODIA Normandie, Région Basse-Normandie, Conseil Général du Calvados, Ville de Caen, CDN Haute-Normandie, Ménagerie de Verre, Ateliers Intermédiaires, South East Dance, DanSCe Dialogues 2.


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  • 1.30pm, 6pm & 8.30pm
  • £6
  • Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton, BN1 1UD
  • 01273 709709
  • brightondome.org

DANCE ON SCREEN: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURELive Performances / Events

DANCE ON SCREEN: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

23 September

Join us for the culmination of South East Dance and British Council’s Forward Motion project. The five year project saw pioneering UK dance and film makers featured in an expertly curated collection of seminal British screen dance. Tonight’s event features the first screening of the documentary tracing this journey of dance on film.

Prior to GøL4M in the Corn Exchange at 8.30pm

Still from boy: A film by Rosemary Lee & Peter Anderson.

Co-programmed in partnership with Brighton Dome. Forward Motion was co-produced by British Council and South East Dance and supported by Arts Council England.


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  • 7.45pm for 8pm screening
  • £FREE
  • Brighton Dome Café-bar, Brighton, BN1 1UD
  • 01273 709709
  • brightondome.org

DANCE DOUBLE BILLLive Performances / Events

DANCE DOUBLE BILL

25 September

Cutting-edge work by two artists with distinctly different perspectives - exploring the creative collisions between dance and digital technology.

CASSON & FRIENDS: FIEND


Nijinsky’s fabled dance solo L’après midi d’un faun (Afternoon of a Faun) is the starting point for this exploration of how we see and how we are seen in today’s digital world. A collaboration between dance artist Tim Casson and video technician Tom Butterworth, Fiend uses live video to enable the dancer to interact with multiple versions of himself as he searches for connections in his virtual world.


READYSALTEDCODE: [ARRA]STRE


Dance and data collide in an experimental collaboration with Battle Abbey students that derives its movements from computer science theory. Aiming for a perfect fusion of art and technology, this unique visualisation creates images triggered by dancers’ data, wearable technology and the choreography itself, using ballet to break down the theories and concepts that underpin computer science.


A collaboration between dance students and computer science students at Battle Abbey School.


Image: Fiend: Casson & Friends. Image © Alisa Boanta.

Co-programmed in partnership with Brighton Dome.
[arra]stre: supported by Arts Council England and Google.
Fiend: Supported by dancedigital & University of Bedfordshire, Greenwich Dance, Jasmin Vardimon Company and Arts Council England.

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  • 7.30pm
  • £10/£7.50 concessions
  • Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton, BN1 1UD
  • 01273 709709
  • brightondome.org

ALEXANDER WHITLEY DANCE COMPANY: THE MEASURES TAKENLive Performances / Events

ALEXANDER WHITLEY DANCE COMPANY: THE MEASURES TAKEN

26 September

Leading new British choreographer, South Bank Award nominee 2014 and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, Alexander Whitley presents The Measures Taken, commissioned by The Royal Opera House in collaboration with digital artists Marshmallow Laser Feast.

“When we look to technology to deliver us from accidents, from choice and even from mortality we are asking from it something it cannot give: a deliverance from the conditions that make us human. We are seeking from technology...salvation from ourselves.” John Gray

Visually striking and kinetically charged, The Measures Taken explores our interdependent relationship with technology. With the choreographic process rooted in the digital collaboration,
the work is both a dialogue and a duet between human movement and the digital world.

The Measures Taken: Alexander Whitley. Image © Simon Annand.

Supported by: the Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, Sadler’s Wells, Dancers Career Development Fund, Clay Paky, Quercus Trust, Dance East, Charles Glanville, the GDA/Trinity Laban Partnership, The Old Market, South East Dance, artsdepot, ResCen Middlesex University, Queen Mary University of London, Jerwood Space and the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project.


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  • 7.30pm
  • £12 / £10 concessions
  • The Old Market, Hove, BN3 1AS
  • 01273 201801
  • theoldmarket.com

DANCE HACKProfessional Development

DANCE HACK

27 September

Are you an artist or programmer treading the line between dance and digital? Do you have ideas that need testing, challenging or refining? If so, join us for Dance Hack: an experiment in creative technology.

We have invited artists and technologists to come together to play, experiment and create. We have space for four movement artists or computer programmers to join them.
Apply: please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell us why you would like to participate. Deadline for applications 8 September.

Dance Hack 2013. Image © Zoe Manders.

Part of Brighton Digital Festival 2014. In partnership with the University of Brighton with further support from Pavilion Dance South West.


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  • 10am - 7pm
  • £Free but places are limited
  • University of Brighton, BN2 0JY
  • 01273 696844

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