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Vibrotactile Dance – A 10 Day R&D (and what we learned!)

In Jan 2021, Pavilion Dance South West put out a call for a freelance ‘Digital Creative’  After 6 months of creating digital work in response to several building closures and the new way of things, we wanted to slow down, […]

How PDSW have supported Children & Young People this Month

Summer is here and the PDSW Team have been doing our very best to keep our pupils (and their teachers!) dancing, delivering live in-person activity in schools, outdoors & in beach-front our venue. There’s been a wide range of dynamic […]

Dancing Terraces on TOUR is coming to Bournemouth & Poole!!

We are so excited to announce that, as part of Festival Coast Live! Pavilion Dance presents Dancing Terraces on Tour.  Come and dance with us in our family friendly sessions, lead by local artists with live music. For all ages […]

Company in Residence 2021 – 22

We are delighted to announce that our official Company in Residence for 2021-22 will be Kay Crook and the Chhaya Collective. Kay is based in Devon. Kay founded her company in 2013 and works between the UK and India. Chhaya’s performance and […]


What is the Children & their Grown Ups Showcase?  This Showcase will take place 29 September-2 October 2021 and is the annual Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) Summit.  Children and young people have been particularly badly hit by the fallout of Covid. […]

Ella Mesma – Children’s Workshop Call-Out

You are invited to be a part of the creation process for a new children’s show inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar During the week of the 9th August 2021 we want to welcome young people to dance alongside Ella […]

Le Club Social – Performer Callout

ARTIST CALLOUT  We are looking for 3 Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and surrounding area-based performance artists/groups across art forms to entertain and delight at Le Club Social; an event curated by independent artist Genevieve Say and produced by PDSW. Le Club Social […]

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Vsits BCP this Week!

The ground-breaking dance company, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures came to visit Poole High School yesterday. Being one of the few, selected locations the company is going to in the BCP area for their specially choreographed ‘A Doorstep Duet’, it was […]

#ThrowbackTuesday – Bounceback is Over but the Memories will Stay!

What an incredible past few weeks it has been for PDSW and all the artists involved with #Bounceback Dance Festival and we wanted to say a HUGE thank-you to all those involved.  Over a two week period, we managed to […]

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