A digital performance platform for young dancers, schools & youth dance groups across the South West to showcase their creative dance film work
Applications are now open for Origins 2021, hosted by PDSW, taking place on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 April 2021.
Origins 2021 is the South West regional platform of U.Dance, which is delivered in partnership with One Dance UK.
We believe in access for all & we want everyone to be able to participate in Origins 2021 if they would like to join us. Workshops will have BSL interpreters & have CC available. Please get in touch for any further info or questions.
We want to hear from individuals, school groups, youth dance groups, dance schools & collectives from Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall & Wiltshire. Origins is open to all dancers aged 11-19 years & up to 25 years for dancers with disabilities. All dance styles & genres welcome.
We particularly wish to champion dance groups that celebrate inclusivity & would be delighted to hear from those who have not entered a platform before.
Deadline for applications: Friday 19 March 2021
PDSW will host this fabulous digital festival, celebrating the variety and diversity of youth dance from across the South West. Shortlisted participants will come together over a weekend, having the opportunity to take part in a series of online professional dance workshops, a Q&A with industry artists & choreographers & a streamed showcase performance of their original screen dance films.
The theme for this Origins 2021 is Of Land, Sea & Sky. Inspired by the beauty & breath-taking landscape of our region, we would like you to create a piece that draws on your connection to your home, somewhere special to you or the sounds & spaces you experience every day. Let your imagination run wild.
After the nationwide regional platforms, groups may be selected to showcase their piece at the U.Dance National Festival 2021 (16-18 July), drawing together some of the most innovative and ambitious youth dance work from across the entire country.
Are you ready?
Group leaders should fill in an application form, which is available here
A comprehensive Guidance Notes for applying to U.Dance 2021 document can be found here.
To help you with the creation of your film OneDanceUK hosted 2 special webinars in December. These Film Upskilling Workshops were hosted online with screen dance experts and covered top tips for U.Dance on Stage and U.Dance on Screen applications, exploring equipment, camera technique, shot selection, editing and more. The links to the recordings of the webinars can be found here:
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
This website uses Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!