Pavilion Dance South West is a National Portfolio Organisation for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the sector. Our seasons of live performance and film screenings are of outstanding quality and suited to all audiences of all ages and interests.
RED by David Lloyd’s Mischief (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu & Fri 21 & 22 Sept, 7:30pm
Mischief Company is breathing new life into the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood with a piece of energetic and provocative physical theatre. Through intricate storytelling and dark humour, Mischief leads you through the forest and into the world of RED. This is no fairy tale!
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 16+
THE BUILDY-UPPY DANCE SHOW by Anatomical (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun 24 Sept, 11am & 3pm
Let your imagination run riot as hundreds of boxes are stacked, squashed and rebuilt. Help create enticing caves, wonky castles and fabulous creatures, as together we learn that the strongest thing we can build is friendship.
Tickets: £6 | Under 2s free
CREATIVE CAREERS DAY (TAKE PART)
Tues 26 Sept, 9am – 3pm
Creative Careers Day is a jam packed day of audition workshops, interview preparation seminars and a chance to discuss a variety of career paths in the dance industry.
FREE| Suitable for students ages 14+
JOIE DE VIVRE (TAKE PART)
Platform of Companies of Mature Dancers
Sun 1 Oct
Join us at Pavilion Dance to take part in open level dance classes, watch the Joie de Vivre film competition winners and take a look at our stunning Joie de Vivre exhibition.
Ticketed and free events
HATCH & SCRATCH (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu 5 Oct, 7:30pm
Hatch & Scratch is your chance to see the freshest new dance and offer feedback directly to the people making it. You’ll see three works at various stages of development and after each, have an opportunity to discuss them with their creators.
THE HEAD WRAP DIARIES by Uchenna Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu 19 Oct, 7:30pm
Three fierce female characters share stories of community, heritage, womanhood and friendship. This interactive dance-theatre production uses Uchenna Dance’ signature blend of House, Waacking and Vogue choreography fused with African and Contemporary dance.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 5+
MEDEA, WRITTEN IN RAGE by Jean Réne Lemoine (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Fri 20 Oct, 7:30pm
This is Medea – returned from history to tell us her version of events. This startling, contemporary reimagining of the ancient Greek legend of passion and revenge casts Medea as the ultimate outsider, a stranger filled with rage in a foreign land.
Tickets: £12/£10 | Suitable for ages 16+
LE COSAIRE (LIVE) (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Sun 22 Oct, 4pm
One of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions, this repertoire classic is inspired by Byron’s epic poem and has been reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century choreography: amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lanquedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.
QUIZ NIGHT (TAKE PART)
Mon 23 Oct, 6pm
Test your (pop) cultural knowledge, have fun with friends and raise money for charity at PDSW’s first ever quiz night this autumn!
Tickets: £6 per person
MAKE YOUR MOVE (TAKE PART)
Half Term Fun for ages 5 to 13
Tue-Thu Oct 24-26, 10am-4pm
It’s back again! Our half-term dance activity, designed to give young people a chance to make memories, new friends and of course experience new dance styles during their time off school. You can book for the whole three days or just pop in for the days of your choice and join us for what is always a fun and popular week of movement!
Tickets: £60 all three days, £25 per day. Booking essential
DANCER (ON SCREEN)
Thu 26 Oct, 7:30pm
Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift.
THE MAGIC FISH by ATMA Dance (FAMILY PERFORMANCE)
Sun 29 Oct, 3pm
Vishnu, one of India’s shape-shifting Supergods, wakes up after sleeping for thousands of years to find a greedy demon called No-Knowledge has taken earth’s most precious treasures for himself.
Tickets: £6 | under 2s free
TRIPLE BILL FEATURING RED RIDING HOOD by Ballet Black (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Tues 31 Oct 7:45pm
Lighthouse Poole and Pavilion Dance Present Ballet Blacks Triple Bill.
In the third piece of the evening, South Bank Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns a popular fairytale on its head as Red Riding Hood is given a surprising twist – the Wolf might just regret messing with Red Riding Hood!
Venue: Lighthouse Poole, 21 Kingland Road, Poole,Dorset BH15 1UG
Tickets: £18/£16/£10 | Suitable for ages 7+
TO BOOK: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or 01202 280000
BORDER TALES by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Fri 3 Nov, 7:30pm
Award-winning company Protein presents a thought-provoking yet poignant commentary on multicultural Britain through dance, live music and dialogue compiled from the performers’ personal experiences.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 12+
BLACK OUT by Cie. Philippe Saire (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Wed 8 Nov, 6 & 8pm
A scene, from above: three dancers and three towels lying in a neat, white square, almost like a beach. But then their world is transformed by black sand raining down and we watch as the floor turns into a canvas and the dancers’ bodies into paint brushes.
Tickets: £12/£10/£8/£6 | Suitable for ages 11+
SYLVIE GUILLEM: SUR LE FIL/ON THE EDGE (ON SCREEN)
Thu 23 Nov, 7:30pm
This documentary follows Sylvie Guillem, the world’s best-loved and most camera-shy prima ballerina, at a crucial moment in her glittering career.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (BOLSHOI ON SCREEN)
Sun 26 Nov, 3pm
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.
LAST MAN STANDING by James Wilton Dance (PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME)
Thu 30 Nov, 7:30pm
Danger, the fragility of existence and the desire to survive. How do we respond? With fear, anger, determination? What about hope? Last Man Standing draws from the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as well as The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett. It follows a female protagonist as her world falls apart around her
THE NUTCRACKER (BOLSHOI ON SCREEEN)
Sun 3 Dec, 3pm
Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich’s staging of E. T. A. Hoffmann’s fairy tale will transport you to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.
AUTUMN REVUE (TAKE PART)
Sun Dec 10, 6pm
With 45 weekly dance classes, the Revue celebrates all of the fun, laughter and hard work that happens here in our dance studios throughout the Autumn class term. Join us for an entertaining evening of dance performances from PDSW classes, companies and visiting artists.
For further information or to book: 01202 203630 | www.pdsw.org.uk