Dance in Devon works towards a just society free from discrimination, harassment, and prejudice. At the heart of our vision is a flourishing dance democracy that enables inspiring art: supporting individual and shared expression and challenging historic barriers to participation. We work to create spaces that value individual voices and that enable everyone to be seen and heard.
Dance in Devon treats all people with dignity and respect. We also accept that some groups and/or individuals are denied equality on the grounds of race, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, disability, gender reassignment, age, social class, sexual orientation and religion/belief or other factors. We recognise our moral and social responsibilities to go beyond the provisions of legal Acts and Regulations, to support and contribute to the wider process of social change through all aspects of our work to eliminate discrimination and promote equality, inclusivity, accessibility and diversity.
We understand that there are difficult conversations to be had in order to build a better and more inclusive society. We want to speak up, open up spaces in a way that facilitates these conversations, and be more active within our communities to explore and debate these issues in a spirit of mutual respect.
Dance in Devon stands in solidarity with anti-racism movements across the world, such as Black Lives Matter, in the fight against systemic racism and oppression against anyone marginalised for who they are. We condemn the violence and injustices affecting the global majority population. It is a human right to receive racial equality, social and criminal justice. We commit to educate ourselves, listen more, do better, and speak up in the face of attacks on humanity.
We commit to being rigorous with our own organisational practices and addressing inequalities that result from systemic and institutional racism. We acknowledge our responsibility to continue building initiatives that address this and the work we need to initiate to achieve this. We encourage our communities of artists, practitioners, participants, staff and trustees, to challenge racism where it is witnessed, protest in solidarity, read and learn and to donate to funds supporting this cause.
Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon are pleased to announce that we have both received Arts Council Emergency Response funding.
Hall For Cornwall, Plymouth Dance and Dance in Devon have worked closely since 2010 to proactively support freelance dance artists who live and/or work in Cornwall, Plymouth & Devon. … Read More
To all our communities, partners, artists and supporters, we hope you are keeping safe and well in these unsettling and challenging times.
The Dance in Devon staff are now working from home and all of our face to face delivery has … Read More
Shall We Dance?
We are looking for volunteers and emerging practitioners to support dance leaders delivering inclusive dance sessions with learning disabled children and young people aged 5-18 in schools in Exeter, Torbay and Barnstaple. As part of the project Shall … Read More
Young Choreographers South West is a scheme open to young people aged 18-25 from the South West who are passionate about creating dance for performance or participation, who love to be challenged and inspired and to meet internationally renowned choreographers.
Network. Discuss. IgniteAboutCreative Conversation is a forum for discussion where we interrogate an issue, theme or focus on practice in relation to the dance sector, looking at the context in Devon and national dance community. These events are designed to … Read More
AboutDance cafe offers an informal drop-in for dance artists at one of our Devon bases for Dance. We would love to meet local dance artists and hear more about what you do. Whether you want to share an idea, talk … Read More
Introducing one of our volunteer dance reviewers, Poppy O'Reilly:
Since graduating from London Studio Centre with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance in 2016, Poppy has returned to Devon to explore a career in teaching and dance journalism. In addition to this she spends her time coaching sports, rock climbing ... Read More