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We’re looking to support a Dance Company to develop and present a live show for children and their grown-ups at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth in Autumn 2021.

We’re really interested in ideas that:

About Pavilion Dance South West

The PDSW vision is that dance touches everyone’s lives. We transform communities through dance by opening doors, holding hands and enabling people to see themselves in all that we do. In our Bournemouth-based venue, we present dance performances, exhibitions and (usually) more than 40 dance classes every week. Our online digital programme launched in 2020. We are a centre of excellence for socially relevant dance with a national reach and have a strong civic role to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole. 

PDSW Programme Themes: Dancing in the Streets, Digital Dance, Children & Their Grown Ups

Our Values: Kind; Inclusive; Inspiring and Passionate

About you:

You are a professional choreographer, dancer or dance company.

You create dance performances in any dance genre e.g. hip hop, Bharatnatyam, contemporary, swing.

You have a special interest in creating shows for children.

You are based in South West England.

We particularly encourage applications from people whose backgrounds and experience are underrepresented within the creative industries, including people who experience racism and d/Deaf and Disabled candidates.

The Show you create:

What PDSW can provide:

You can see technical details of our theatre here

What you present:

Our process and key dates

A panel will consider all applications and select two that most meet PDSW’s work as outlined above. The panel will have representation from the freelance community and from different perspectives. Two proposals that the panel think most align with PDSW’s work will be shortlisted.

To apply:

Email with: 

This can be written (an email or attached proposal of no more than 2 sides of A4), a voice memo, or a video (maximum 5 minutes). Please title your email ‘Autumn 21 Live Commission’.

Intellectual Property 

This will belong to the artist or company and images/film of the work will only be used by PDSW for purposes related to this commission or documentation of our programme.

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