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We are Back in the Studios!

Welcome back to PDSW classes in the studio! We are thrilled to bring you our new Autumn Timetable from Monday 2nd November- Saturday 12th December.   There are a selection of classes that are back in the building, but don’t worry if you would rather join […]

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The arts industry is in crisis.

70% of the arts workforce are freelancers and a very high proportion have lost all of their work into 2021. Arts organisations are at risk of closure and/or having to make significant cuts to navigate the harsh economic environment.

We don't know when theatres can fully reopen and there are limited other ways that we can generate income - or enough income to offset costs. Private sources of support are harder than ever to come by.

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Empowering Women of All Backgrounds to be Leaders in the Arts

Apply Now -we are now looking for 16 women associates. You may have creative ideas that you want to see happen for yourself or your community. We invite you to take part in a leadership training programme and will support you on a leadership journey.

PDSW reflections on actions for a more equitable future

We recognise the need for social change that has been expressed through the Black Lives Matter movement and it has been a catalyst for us to re-evaluate and revise our Equality & Diversity programme and policy.

Dance & Tech Forum: 8-29 Oct, 2020

PDSW’s Dance & Tech Forum unites cutting edge technology with the leading digital practitioners in the dance sector. A month of events including; digital screenings, technical presentations, creative debate on the digital space and networking opportunities for artists and technology companies who want to fully explore the use of digital and technology within each sector.

The Rule of Six

In light of the latest COVID update from the Government, we are looking into how these new instructions around ‘The Rule of Six’ impact on our activities and plans and will make any changes necessary to adhere to them. Please […]

A Decade of Dance: 10 Year Anniversary Celebrations! Incredibly, it is 10 years since Dance South West moved into Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth and became Pavilion Dance South West. See what we have in store for you to celebrate with us.

SWDAN present: The Artist Recovery Plan

Join South West Dance Artists Network (SWDAN) and PDSW as we bring a desperately needed CPD weekend for professional Dance Artists in the South West.

We’re Good To Go!

Proud to be a certified ‘Good To Go’. Read more to find out how we achieved this certification and made our building safe!

AUDITIONS FOR COAST

COAST is a contemporary youth dance company training throughout term time for 14-19 year olds (and up to 25 for dancers with disabilities). Audition date: Wednesday 2nd September 2020 from 1pm-4pm In addition to weekly sessions, COAST dancers undergo residencies with professional […]

NEW RELEASE: First film in the series PULSE! 2.0

Supported Artist, Joss Arnott's has released the first of two films created under the DANCE:CONNECTS project. It is a choreographic response to PULSE!, originally inspired Artistic Director Joss's fascination with how as humans we create a series of connections that unite us through movement and music.

Jazz Gritt: Let’s Move Summer School Teacher

Meet Jazz and hear what he will be doing for his 'Let's Move' Dance workshop, a national dance workshop taking place from 12-14th August, 2020.

Zannah’s Monthly Update

The overriding question this month is how we can get back to programming live dance and animate our wonderful building with our all our communities of dancers.

COHAN COLLECTIVE: Phase Three – Realisation

The Cohan Collective is a residency program for the creation of new choreography and music composition. We are a collective that gives time, space and support to develop and inspire artists working in dance and music through investigating the art of collaboration.

Part Of The Furniture: First Digital CPD for Artists!

A digital choreography workshop about bodies, objects and domestic spaces, with performance artist Elinor Lewis.  Has lockdown got you feeling like part of the furniture?  Home, body and mind need a bit of a spring clean?  Hermits everywhere! Join Elinor […]

Let’s Move! – A national dance summer school presented by DanceEast and The Place

Join us this summer as we bring together some of the UK’s leading dance artists and organisations for an online summer dance course.

Kindness and Inclusivity in 2020

If you missed the live Q&A with Andrew Moffat - don't worry - we recorded it and here's your opportunity watch the discussion on the importance of kindness & inclusivity in the current climate & the role of the arts/dance theatre in supporting diversity conversations.

Programming Dance Together – Webinar Recording

Programming Dance Together: considering new strategies for programmers and artists to present and create work. A Surf The Wave session presented by PDSW, part of NDN and One Dance UK’s ‘The Time is Now’: a series of digital events that […]

Elvis Legs (Quarantine Remix)

Tickets available now! A brand new version of Lea Anderson’s classic choreography, remixed, performed and filmed all during a period of national lockdown.

Zannah’s Monthly Update

Zannah Chisholm - PDSW's Artistic Director & CEO new monthly update. What's happening in July?

Freelance Task Force: How To Get Involved.

We are part of a national taskforce and along with a South West regional network of members, I can feedback the collective concerns to the nationally taskforce campaign. I will share lobbying developments, act as an information exchange and support the local & national campaign to create recognisable change for freelancers.

Joss Arnott Dance:Connects PULSE!2.0

The mass isolation online flash mob will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2020, 19:30 (GMT)

Support Artists Now!

With only 7 days left to reach the target of £23,000 we need your help to sign up to the Crowdfunder campaign we are supporting with B-Side and 12 other partners in the region.

Challenging Perceptions through Dance

For our 10th Anniversary we’ve been talking to the amazing people that make up the fabric of what we do at PDSW. Podcast host, Laura Mulhern chats with supported artists and artistic directors, Zoie Golding from Zoie Logic Dance Theatre […]

We’re recruiting Young Trustees!

Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) is seeking committed individuals, between the ages of 18 – 25 and who are passionate about arts and culture, to join our Charity Board of Trustees to bring new energy and ideas to shape our […]

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