New Arts Festival in Devon for 2018The Branchline partnership is supporting learning disabled young people create a first for Dartington: The ORDINARY ART FESTIVAL is a brand new festival offer for 2018 drawing together the work of ‘artists with labels’ from across the SW. Branchline is a new ...
January 11, 2018Kate Wannell
A big thank you to all of our fabulous performers and all those who attended our Tea Dance event at Torre Abbey on 17th September. We loved dancing with you all! Our thanks also go to The International Agatha Christie Festival for hosting us.
September 19, 2017Kate Wannell
Our dance for falls prevention project is featured as part of Torbay Culture.Find out all about our project here
September 14, 2017Lizzy Humber
Dance in Devon presentThe Doodle Dance ShowAn innovative show combining drawing and dance11th November | 11.30am & 2.30pm | The Palace Theatre, Paignton12th November | 1.30pm and 4pm | Exeter PhoenixDance in Devon is delighted to invite Award-winning performers Anna Williams (Russell Maliphant, La Ribot) and Tom Roden (New Art ...
August 31, 2017Lizzy Humber
Dance in Devon and the International Agatha Christie Festival invite young and old to come together in Torbay to create a new dance piece for the festival, with choreographer Richard Chappell. Each with a story to share, dancers from Torbay between the ages of 12 – 96 have been working ...
August 29, 2017Kate Wannell
An Evening of Youth Dance at The Plough Arts Centre We had the chance to chat and have some creative dance conversations with some of the young dancers who were performing at the Inspire Youth Dance Event at The Plough Arts Centre on Thursday 13th July, organised by Community Dance ...
August 15, 2017Kate Wannell
An unusual dance project for the shores of West Somerset “As summer ends, strangers will land. We watch. Everyone must decide. What to hold on to, what to leave behind.” Stacked Wonky Dance Company introduce their new dance project, The Landings. The Landings is an innovative site-specific dance project that exists because ...
August 15, 2017Kate Wannell
An invitation to come and play! STRETCH Sophia Clist with Nick Burge- an interactive artwork for all agesMonday 15th - Friday 19th May | Exeter CathedralStretch is a screen made of hundreds of strands of fine elastic stretching across a space. Stretch is ...
April 24, 2017Lizzy Humber
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our This Girl Can event. We saw 74 people try out bollywood, street and ballroom styles with our mother and daughter duo Anne and Amy.
March 28, 2017Lizzy Humber
Best Foot Forward in the People's ProjectsA huge thank you to everyone who voted for our project – you are our BFF! #VoteBFF #peoplesprojects Unfortunately we have not been successful in winning the People’s Projects funding for our Best Foot Forward project. Our congratulations go to the winners who can be ...
March 28, 2017Lizzy Humber
Sadler’s Wells is inviting applications from over 60's groups across the country to perform in Elixir Extracts, part of Elixir Festival 2017. Celebrating lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists, the Elixir Festival was set up in 2014 to challenge assumptions about what older people can do, throw a spotlight ...
February 2, 2017Kate Wannell
We were so pleased with the success of our Dance In Time weekend at the end of November, so we wanted to share both some images and writing from the weekend. We invited local writer Jennifer Parsons to write a review of Dance In Time 2016, which is below. There are ...
December 15, 2016Kate Wannell
"I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to join in the workshops at the Young Choreographers South West Residential weekend at Dartington as a volunteer. The whole experience was wonderful. The choreographers leading the workshops, Sade Alleyne and Theo Clinkard, were inspirational. Very different, but both exciting and thought provoking. ...
November 28, 2016Kate Wannell
On September 10th arts wave devon held an Artists Networking Day at Exeter Central Library. Daisi, Dance in Devon, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Wolf and Water hope those that attended enjoyed the event and had the opportunity to establish new contacts and meet with peers, share best practice, and ...
September 21, 2015Kate Wannell
New Youth Dance Company For ExeterWe are excited to announce the details of our new youth dance company which will be based in Exeter: The Exeter Youth Dance Company is open to young dancers age 11- 19 (or 25 with disabilities) and will be lead by Kay Crook from Chhaya ...
May 28, 2015Kate Wannell
For International Dance Day, Dr. Sara Houston talks about how an innovative dance programme offers both physical and mental stimulation for those suffering with Parkinson’s disease. “I was asked by English National Ballet in 2010 to evaluate its 12-week pilot dance class for people with Parkinson’s. The pilot became a regular ...
May 5, 2015Kate Wannell
Adam Benjamin, lecturer at Plymouth University and author of the seminal text Making an Entrance, explains that access to higher education is key to supporting the next generation of disabled dance artists. Extract from the seminal text 'Making an Entrance': In 1991, Celeste Dandeker and I were faced with convincing the dance ...
April 27, 2015Kate Wannell
The Relationship Between Arts Engagement & Health - New Report From Arts for Health A report published by Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University last month reveals that engaging with the arts and culture generally has a positive long-term effect on health and wellbeing. Under the auspices of the Cultural Value ...
April 20, 2015Kate Wannell
Live streaming of the UK's first ever industry wide dance conference The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations Each day over the weekend, audiences around the UK and internationally can watch selected sessions in the conference live-streamed for FREE. This is a great way to take part even if you can’t be ...
April 7, 2015Kate Wannell