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Performances & Events


Michael Clark Company: animal / vegetable / mineralLive Performances / Events

Michael Clark Company: animal / vegetable / mineral

11 March

‘There is nothing in dance quite like a work by Michael Clark. Each piece he makes is as unmistakable as a Jackson Pollock painting or a Warhol screen print’ The Telegraph

Hailed as ‘British dance’s true iconoclast’, Michael Clark is a defining cultural figure. Since emerging in the 1980s as a prodigy at London’s Royal Ballet School, he has remained at the forefront of innovation in dance. From the outset, Clark’s performances have been marked by a mixture of technical rigour and experimentation, intense and fine-tuned choreography intersecting with elements of punk, Dada, pop and rock.

Co-programmed with Brighton Dome.

animal / vegetable / mineral continues Clark's history of close collaboration with contemporary artists, designers and musicians and includes music by Relaxed Muscle, ScrittiPolitti and Sex Pistols.



18 March

An evening of new contemporary dance performances by local dance artists. An exciting mixed bill of works-in-progress open to everyone: turn up, watch and enjoy the atmosphere and conversations over a drink.

Brighton Dance Network is an open network of dancers, choreographers, teachers and creative producers. It supports weekly professional classes, regular master class workshops, sharing events, discussion platforms and other opportunities to connect face to face – all facilitating and expanding the dance scene in Brighton.

Co-programmed in partnership with Brighton Dome. Brighton Dance Network have received invaluable support from South East Dance & Brighton Dome to make this event happen.

Jan Martens & Peter Seynaeve: VictorLive Performances / Events

Jan Martens & Peter Seynaeve: Victor

24 March


In VICTOR is a duet of two bodies, a man and a child. One has already come a long way, the other wants to grow as soon as possible. A sensual game of muscle, but also a power game with unequal weapons. A little story about big and honest, strong and innocent, but above all about wanting to be close: An intimate portrait of a relationship.

In VICTOR the theatre-maker and actor Peter Seynaeve and choreographer and dancer Jan Martens are creating a performance together for the first time. Jan Martens studied at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and graduated at the Artesis Conservatory for Dance in Antwerp in 2006. In 2009 he started to develop his own choreographic work, soon receiving critical and popular acclaim. In 2011 he created two ‘love duets’ investigating the clichés of male-female relationships: A Small Guide On How To Treat Your Lifetime Companion and Sweat Baby Sweat.

This performance is suitable for Deaf and hard of hearing.

Victor will be followed by a post-show discussion with the creators and performers.

Wendy Houstoun: Pact with PointlessnessLive Performances / Events

Wendy Houstoun: Pact with Pointlessness

14 April

‘It might just be Houstoun’s bravest (piece) to date’ London Dance

This is a show that asks the big questions: a philosophical piece of stupidity driven by an urgent sense of futility. It’s a barrage of old time patter and online chatter, triggered by life, death and what to do about it all.
Seasoned performer Wendy Houstoun is in defiant form. Hot on the heels of 50 Acts (winner of the 2013 TMA award for Achievement in Dance), Wendy is treading the boards once more. Funny and moving in equal measure, Pact with Pointlessness is part stand up comedy, part vaudeville eccentricity in a performance of organised chaos.

Pavilion Dance South West & East London Dance present: HIP HOP DANCE SUMMITLive Performances / Events

8 May - 9 May

A Free Event For Festival and Venue Programmers

Produced by Pavilion Dance South West and East London Dance and taking place over two jam-packed days, programmers will have the opportunity to see works by nine companies, meet peers face to face, engage in debate and learn from a new talks programme. With over 60 programmers joining the summit last year, don't miss the opportunity to sign up and take part in 2015's hip hop summit - please see the Pavilion Dance South West website for further details and how to book.

Sitting inside the summit there will also be two works in progress that emerge from the Hip Hop ChoreoLAB, a South East Dance and Pavilion Dance South West initiative supporting hip hop choreographers working with new collaborators.

Supported by South East Dance, Arts Council England and Bournemouth Borough Council.
  • £FREE
  • Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth,
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