U.Dance for Devon, Studio 6 at Dartington, Dance Events, Opportunities; Performances
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A Dance in Devon Welcome, Cscape Dance at The Plough and a Creative Conversations

Watch This Space
Join us on 24th Oct at The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe for Watch This Space; a celebration of new dance from emerging and established choreographers. This is a platform to showcase some of the best home grown contemporary dance in the region and the performance will be followed by a conversation with the artists.
For more information  and booking details please click here. 

Arts wave Devon brings you Motionhouse in residence the same weekend 24th -25th October working with young people (13 -24 years old) there are only a few spaces left, so be quick. Booking and further details here.

U.Dance for Devon
We want to connect with all of you working with young people in Devon to have a conversation about youth dance and how we could work together across the county on professional development, participation and performance. We are arranging a twilight (5-7pm) get together in early December in Exeter to be confirmed very shortly. We will also hold a youth dance conversation in north Devon in February. 

Cscape and Great Torrington School
We are delighted that Great Torrington School are working on a curtain-raiser performance with dance artist Gemma Kempthorne to be performed on 14 October at The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington as part of Cscape’s performance of TASTE. We would love to give them some noisy enthusiastic audience support so please come along and cheer. Details for booking here.

As part of Arts Wave Torrington.

Creative Conversation
We are delighted that choreographer Marc Brew will be joining us for a Creative Conversation here at Dartington on 31st October 7.30-9pm. He will be showing some of his filmed work and talking about his recent international projects. Find out more about Marc here or book for his CPD workshop oyouth workshop in Plymouth.

Booking for Creative Conversation via or 01803 868116, event is by donation.

Welcome to Rosie
We warmly welcome Rosie Perdikeas to Dance in Devon. Rosie will be covering Lizzy’s maternity leave and working with us on all our projects. A huge hug and best wishes to Lizzy who will be spending the coming months on her most amazing project yet. We look forward to the evaluation…

Opportunity for community collaboration in the use of Studio 6 at Dartington
Come and join a conversation about the possibility of community engagement in the use of studio 6 with a view to it being more accessible to local dancers and movers and to secure the future of this iconic venue as a dance space. We want to build a strong case for working together so we can fill the studio with dance again and this can only work if you include your voices too!

This is an initiative of the Dartington Collaborative Network (DCN) which was formed a year ago to support the development of a more creative relationship between the Trust and the ‘business tenants’ based there. We are seeking to develop a new working model for the studio: affordable, welcoming and inclusive.  This approach is in line with the new approach to community engagement which is emerging under the new management of the Dartington Hall Trust.

Within the DCN this is focused around Dance in Devon and Rosie Perks (movement medicine teacher) but a wider network needs to form.

So please join us on Tuesday 27th October 7-9pm at Studio 6 

Best Foot Forward
We are very excited that we have successfully been funded by Awards for All to develop our project, Best Foot Forward which will deliver dance sessions with falls prevention in mind. The project will be delivered in Torbay, North Devon, Newton Abbott and Torrington. If you have an interest in dance in falls prevention or you already have a link with this area of work please contact us to let us know. 

Gangsta Granny | Dancing Opportunity
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams will be at Exeter Northcott Theatre 3rd - 6th February and there is an exciting opportunity for a local young dancer to perform as part of the cast. We will be holding an audition to find that dancer! Keep your eyes peeled for more info on deadlines and how to apply coming soon.

Exeter Youth Dance Company | Autumn Term Dates
Exeter Youth Dance Company will start again for Autumn term this Wednesday offering a weekly class between 4:30 – 6:00pm at Dan Sci Studios in Exeter. The company is open to all young dancers aged 11 - 19 years old, so please share with anyone you think might be interested. Further information available here.

Flashpoint - The Circle of Change | ROC 
ROC, our new Home Base partners in Paignton bring a major theatrical production to The Palace Theatre on 19th & 20th November. Through powerful, original and high impact performance pieces, supported by mainstream artists and cutting edge technology, ROC presents the highs, lows and big questions in the lives of people who have a learning disability. 

For more information and booking details click here.

- Photos from our Human Sandcastles project at Goodrington Sands on 3rd October

Dance Diary

7th October
Tea Time Talk with Richard Chappell | Kaleider, Exeter
Free talk for young people (13-25 years old) with choreographer Richard Chappell, who will discuss the ewards and difficulties of being a young artist

TASTE | Cscape Dance, Exeter Phoenix 
Inspired by the tapestries of Grayson Perry, Taste is a delicious romp of a show with humour, irreverence and playfulness at its heart.

12th October
Arts and Mental Health Day, Gloucester Guildhall
An event for professionals working in the Arts and Mental Health field, with a performance of 'I Am Joan' from Meanfeet Dance. 

Africarmen | Tavaziva Dance, Exeter Northcott
Tavaziva’s Africarmen is a sumptuous and evocative dance production loosely based on Georges Bizet’s popular opera, Carmen. 

16th October

Aakash Odedra Murmur 2.0, Dartington Space
Award winning Aakash Odedra Company pushes the boundaries of narrative style dance using a movement vocabulary which blends contemporary dance, Kathak and Bharat Natyam. Including a post show talk.

17th - 24th October
Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Plymouth Theatre Royal 
Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its world première here in Plymouth. A gothic romance for all ages, Sleeping Beauty is now back by popular demand.

20th October
…In The Middle With You | Hagit Yakira Dance, Exeter Phoenix
Live music and a cast of five dancers, lure audiences in, with personal stories of love, friendship, loss and life, energy and physicality to take us to a more muted and abstract experience that becomes highly intimate.

27th - 29th October 
Swan Lake | Birmingham Royal Ballet, Plymouth Theatre Royal A timeless story of good, evil and the all-conquering power of love, Tchaikovsky’sSwan Lake is without doubt the most famous of all classical ballets.

28th October
Candoco Dance Company | Double Bill, The House, Plymouth (Pictured)
Candoco Dance Company, the world’s leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, has been creating acclaimed and cutting edge work for over 20 years. In this new double bill they are presenting works by two of the most exciting new artistic talents working in the UK today.

29th October
Swan Lake | First Steps, Plymouth Theatre Royal
An introduction to this beautiful ballet, specially adapted for children age 3-7.

29th - 30th October
October Dance Camp with Lottie Smith, Paignton
October Dance Camp will run for two days at premises in Paignton, Thursdays session will be for Juniors and Fridays for the Seniors. Training in Body Conditioning, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and more.

31st October - 1st November
Walk of Life | The Winds of Change, West Dorset/East Devon
Extend your movement experience, refresh your professional practice in the inspiring landscapes of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site in West Dorset/East Devon.

31st October
Birmingham Royal Ballet | Watch A Class, Plymouth Theatre Royal
Ever wondered just how ballet dancers do what they do? This is your chance to look behind the scenes and watch Birmingham Royal Ballet’s talented dancers in their final preparations for a performance of world class dancing.

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Dancing and touring with SpinDrift Dance Collective
SpinDrift Dance Collective offer a number of different choreographic residencies for artists to get involved in within the coming months.

Foundations for Excellence Conference 2015
Foundations for Excellence nurtures and supports talented young dancers, singers and musicians by sharing research, resources and best practice.

Tanzplattform Bern (Bern, Switzerland) Call For Submissions
Tanzplattform Bern is an International Festival founded by Estefania Miranda and aiming to promoting young choreographers. It will give the opportunity to exchange artistic ideas, to present works and to be awarded the BERNER TANZPREISE awards.

Exim Dance Company | Weekly Dance Classes
Plymouth based Exim Dance Company announce their weekly dance class timetables for both adults and children.

See more dance opportunities.

Header Image: Richard Chappell Dance Maddie Shimwell, Photographer Kevin Clifford
Dance Diary Image: Candoco Dance Company 
Opportunities Image: Roseanna Anderson, Photographer Benjamin Borley
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