We currently have two opportunities for professional creatives: Visiting Artists (Open Call) and Company in Residence.
There have been so many wonderful & inspiring stories of our local pupils & teachers finding innovative ways to keep dancing this term that we decided now would be the perfect time to share some of this with you. It’s […]
After three years, it is time for PDSW’s programme Surf The Wave to Wave Goodbye. “It has been a privilege to run this massive programme and bring the UK Dance Showcase to Bournemouth and Poole on the South Coast of […]
Dance is one of the most accessible art forms, but least publicly funded. We are raising £25K to bring more dance to more people and one step at a time, make the world just that little bit happier.
*UPDATE* Unfortunately, as a result of the recent government guidelines in place, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Business Come Dancing@Home2021 in February. However, the full version of Business Come Dancing will be taking place at The Marriott […]
SECOND LOCKDOWN: A pause, not a stop.
With the latest government advice it is with a heavy heart that we close the doors to our building once again on Thur, 5 Nov.
However, until then we are going to keep dancing. Classes scheduled for tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday will still go ahead in person in our fabulous Covid-Secure studios.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Join us this summer as we bring together some of the UK’s leading dance artists and organisations for an online summer dance course.
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: 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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