Our annual contemporary dance platform takes place at our home base venues across Devon. This platform of new works is buzzing with energy and is a vibrant showcase of the diverse dance taking place in Devon and beyond.
Previous artists include Still Point Dance Theatre, Sophie Arstall, Kane John Mills and Lucy Freeman, Isobel Ripley, Florence Blackmore and Haley Jayne Gash, Kuldip Singh-Barmi, Move Be Projects, The Prism Project, Untold Dance Theatre, SculptMotion, James Wilton Dance, Jane Mason, Chhaya Collective, Charlotte Eatock, Richard Chappell Dance, Pam Woods, Viv Gordon, Julia Thorneycroft Dance, Helen Poyner & Hilary Kneale.
Dance in Devon select a programme of work that reflects the diversity of artists working in Devon and further afield. Approximately 6 artists are given the opportunity to show their work, each piece at a maximum of 20 minutes in length. Artists may want to consider showing an extract from some longer work.
We look for:
• Work made by artists who live, work and/or have a connection with or commitment to the South West. We’re keen to support Devon artists in particular, but will open up this opportunity to the wider South West region.
• Completed new choreography or in development (make this clear)
• A clear technical brief, within the working limitations of the event
• Artists committed to taking part in a post show Q & A discussion
• Artists who work to professional standards at all times
• Participants who are supportive of all other artists involved in the event
• Work with necessary copyrights, permissions secured
Most Recent Event
Watch this Space 2019 included new and re-imagined choreography from Still Point Dance Theatre, Lucy Freeman and Kane John Mills, Isobel Ripley, Florence Blackmore and Haley Jayne Gash, Move Be Projects, Sophie Arstall, Kuldip Singh-Barmi and SculptMotion Dance Company. The evening also featured a curtain raiser from the youth dance group – Dartington Making Company.
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.
Watch this Space has previously been hosted at:
- Dartington Space Studios
- Exeter Northcott Theatre
- Exeter Phoenix
- Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England
Reviews and Artist Stories
The after show discussion provided valuable feedback that will inform my practice. The after show discussion also provided an opportunity to find out about the other artists artistic processes and intentions.
It is wonderful to see such diverse work from a range of artists. I learn from the audience and artists feedback and helps my work and my thinking grow.
Watch this Space gave our group a wonderful performance opportunity in a professional setting. We were very happy to be a part of the platform and are still buzzing with excitement.
The Watch this Space experience has started a ripple effect that will reach out into future performance opportunities.
The (..) annual showcase, presented by Dance in Devon alongside Exeter’s Northcott Theatre, has once more demonstrated the surprising and varied performances from local dance artists.