PDSW is proud to be part of a strong networked region for touring dance, linking dance companies, promoters and audiences so more dance can be seen in more places across the region. We co-ordinate events and networks so that conversation and connections can be strengthened including the SW Dance Promoters Network, more details of which follow.
South West Dance Promoters’ Network
The South West Dance Promoters’ Network has emerged from Surf The Wave and Shift & Share dance showcasing and touring programmes. It provides an opportunity to meet with programmers from across the region, consider ways of working together and talk about challenges and opportunities in touring dance. If you want to keep in touch with South West Dance Promoter’s Network events and meetings, please sign up here.
In 2018 a SW conference of 83 dancers, choreographers, companies, producers and organisations agreed that they wanted to collaborate to shout about dance across South West England. #swdancing campaign brought them together. In 2019 we commissioned Grand Visionary Solutions (GVS) to create a digital showcase for SW touring dance companies in time for the UK Dance Showcase. An open access website was created where companies could see that they were part of a regional movement and promoters could see who is touring what and when from the comfort of their computer. In 2020 we’re working again with GVS to develop www.swdancing further, to introduce more digital content, a section with information about SW dance promoters for companies to use and a Facebook group to enable companies to share equipment and other resources with each other. Watch this space.