We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our 2020 Digital Dance Programme. This programme includes; a choreographic lab, creative workshops, talks and a dance film.

We’re so grateful to have been supported by Arts Council England with their Emergency Fund during this time. We’re using this funding to support 20 artists.

The 12 Hour Lab. C.L.I.M.A.T.E – 13th-23rd August (Zoom)
An intergenerational, inclusive and interdisciplinary workshop addressing the theme of ‘climate’. Over 12 hours, across 2 weeks, participants will be led by choreographer and interdisciplinary artist, Rachel Wise to create a dance film in collaboration with filmmaker Ruby Gadsby, musician Iain Paxon, as well as, Researcher and Academic Christy Adair. Find out more and book here.
The dance film will be released in November- more info to follow.

Pop Culture and Identity in Radical Performance Movement Workshop 26th September & 3rd October (Zoom)
The Famous’ Lauren Barri Holstein will lead an intense, risky, weird, silly, inspiring, and demanding workshop for young women/female-identifying young people, which will get you moving, feeling and thinking deeply. Get ready for some weirdness. (Zoom). Find out more and book here.

Artist as Entrepreneur: In Conversation with Hattie Gregory & Tom Hobden – 4th Sept 11am-12pm (Zoom)
Producer extraordinaire, Hattie Gregory, and Artist-Producer, Tom Hobden, will talk through thoughts and questions of being the artist, being the entrepreneur and finding the fine line between these places.  In the ever growing role of the artist Hattie and Tom will ask if it’s at all possible and could it even be fun? Find out more and book here.

Through our eyes A Dance Film by Shaquille Brathwaite-Blaggrove
2nd– 7th Nov (screenings tbc), Q&A on the 7th November @ 4pm
Sussex Dance Network have commissioned emerging choreographer Shaquille Brathwaite-Blaggrove to create a dance film. Through our eyes is a powerful, thought-provoking dance film inspired by the recent Black Lives Matter protests, inviting the viewer to see life from his perspective as a Black man.
The Q&A will explore Shaquille’s creative process and why he chose to create a work about BLM.
Find out more here.
Booking will open soon.

Lockdown Diaries
Lockdown Diaries is a series of dance films made in collaboration with our community and Sussex-based dancer/choreographers. These films are released every other week.
Find out more info here

If you have any queries regarding any of the above projects, please contact emma@sussexdancenetwork.co.uk

We appreciate that everyone is going through hard times at the moment, we are offering limited bursaries for those experiencing financial difficulty. If you are interested in any of the following events please get in touch via info@sussexdancenetwork.co.uk

Here is our booking and cancellation policy on workshops booked directly through Sussex Dance Network:

  • Our workshop places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Your booking is not confirmed until we have received full payment.
  • If you need to cancel, please let us know within a minimum of 10 days before the workshop date and you will be eligible for a full refund. Please let us know if you would like to cancel as soon as possible!
  • If you cancel within 72hours before the workshop date we can only offer a full refund if we find someone to take your spot. If we do not manage to do this we will offer a refund to you, minus 50% admin fee.