The University of Brighton with South East Dance are committed to bring together academic research, training and professional practice in a creative environment.
Working with South East Dance provides an unprecedented opportunity for our academic community to engage with the professional dance sector across a range of disciplines from performance to music to fine art, as well as building on the university’s successful Dance Education provision at our Eastbourne campus.
Jamie Watton, CEO/Artistic Director of South East Dance has stated: "The support of the University of Brighton is invaluable and will help us realise our plans to bring world-class dance artists and companies in to the heart of the city and connect them to local communities. Working closely with the university offers us new opportunities to explore and reinforce the academic underpinning of our work."
The £100,000 partnership confirms the university’s commitment to work closely with South East Dance to deliver research projects into visual performance, choreography, critical theory, as well as partnership events, teaching activities and public performances.
This partnership will see South East Dance provide the university with a variety of spaces for research, performance and community activities over a three year period from 2018.