Southpaw Dance Company was set up in 2013 under the artistic direction of choreographer Robby Graham. The company creates dance theatre that has been called, “… witty, hard‐edged, sure in focus, and sizzling in energy” (Clement Crisp, Financial Times), and “Atmospheric, vigorous, and breath-taking” (Sarah Crompton, The Daily Telegraph).

Southpaw Dance Company creates powerful, joyous performances, from small scale solo work to large scale outdoor spectaculars, combining absolute artistic integrity with engaging narratives which inspire and excite audiences, and ultimately expresses a passion for what dance performance can be.

“The most explosive piece of dance I’ve ever seen: energetic, risky, quirky, humorous – hypnotic from the start” audience member, Speakeasy

“When I grow up I want to be someone like that!” audience member, Speakeasy

Relationship with PDSW:

PDSW supported a very early stage of development of Speakeasy which played a pivotal role in the taking the work to full creation. Since then Robby & the company have had a strong connection with the region and PDSW including outdoor performance in the South West of critically acclaimed outdoor works.

“Southpaw Dance Company have a passion for connecting with people and audiences. Speakeasy is very much exploring that passion and converting this into the indoor market & PDSW are a great partner to support that transition and audience engagement.” – Southpaw Dance Company

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