Welcome to our May newsletter, full of seasonally celebratory features capturing the energy of spring and the cultural riot that is the Brighton Fringe. We learn more from our Our City Dances commissioned artist Anne Colvin on her new work IMPRINT and hear the deeply personal and emotionally touching story of Aman Tamang, circus performer with Cirkus Xante’s As a Tiger in the Jungle. U.Dance host their summer national youth dance festival and we’re delighted that the south east will be represented by two groups that endlessly impress us at South East Dance. Happy reading friends….
U.Dance announce the line-up for the Summer Celebration of Dance
U.Dance host a summer celebration featuring a line-up of youth dance groups from across the country. We’re thrilled to report that out of the hundreds of entrants nationwide and 24 finalists, two South East Dance nominated groups will be part of the weekend-long showcase, which spotlights the exceptional talent of young dancers and celebrates the vibrant diversity of youth dance.


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Q&A with Aman Tamang, performer and circus artist with Cirkus Xante’s As a Tiger in the Jungle
As a Tiger in the Jungle - Winner of the inaugural South East Dance Brighton Fringe Bursary, tells the personal and deeply moving story of three of the company’s Nepalese performers who were trafficked into the circus industry as children. In this Q&A we speak with performer Aman Tamang...


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IMPRINT
Artist and choreographer Anne Colvin, tells us more about her project IMPRINT which has been co-commissioned by South East Dance for Our City Dances festival and the Arts Council. Anne will be hosting a live on-site sharing of aspects of IMPRINT which takes place at Devil’s Dyke, just outside Brighton & Hove, on Friday 7th June at 2pm. Join us at the Devil’s Dyke Pub car park to experience Anne’s unique and original work.


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South East Dance Brighton Fringe Award shortlisted performers
The Brighton Fringe is in full swing and we are super excited to be seeing performances by the shortlisted artists who have applied for the South East Dance Brighton Fringe award. The Fringe is one of the highpoints in the cultural calendar to experience original, innovative and wildly imaginative work - and this year is no exception.


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From our Friends: Still I Rise Worthing Theatres are proud to present the debut show from bold new dance company Tribe//, programmed in partnership with Brighton Festival. Still I Rise is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work channeling the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem.
  • Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm
  • Connaught Theatre, Worthing BN11 1LG
For further information, click here


Photoworks at Peckham 24 Our friends at Photoworks feature as part of the 4th edition of Peckham 24, a grassroots collaboration between artists, curators and art spaces in Peckham. Photoworks present an exhibition exploring themes of dance, music and community including work by Lilian Nejatpour.
  • Friday 17 May: 6pm-12am (opening night)
  • Saturday 18 May: 12pm-6pm
  • Sunday 19 May: 12pm-6pm
  • Unit 8, Copeland Park, London SE15 3SN
For further information, click here


Tjimur Dance Theatre Varhung: Heart to Heart Ancient Taiwanese traditions are brought up to date by one of the Pacific Island’s premier indigenous dance-theatre companies. ‘Joy, anger, sadness, it’s all in there, wrapped in sweat-inducing, synchronised dancing.' **** The Scotsman
  • Friday 24 & Saturday 25 May, 8pm
  • Theatre Royal Brighton, BN1 1SD
  • Best seats for £10 with promo code VH2H10
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