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30 Jun 2021

We are proud to be one of the national partners working with Pavilion Dance South West on their industry-focused CHILDREN & THEIR GROWN-UPS, taking place from Wednesday 29 September to Saturday 2 October this year.

The dance-based showcase offers a UK-wide programme of discussionlive and livestreamed work and pitches.  Artists and companies will be invited to present a body of new work specifically created for children.

The Showcase aims to initiate the creation and programming of more dance work for children and their grown-ups. There will be opportunities to watch never before seen shows aimed at an age span of 0-16 year olds.  The presented works will be a mix of live and digital with an emphasis on presenting a moment to enjoy dance, to have fun, to experience different feelings or stories.

The ‘Windows On Your Work’ sessions will be virtual and is an opportunity for artists and companies to share via digital recordings or talking about work for children to an audience of industry professionals including programmers.

We are looking to select 8 artists or companies through an open call – click the button below to find out more about the criteria for submissions and join us on the 6th or 7th July for a live Q&A from South East Dance to talk about the open call process.


Click here to find out more about the Open Call for artists.


The five-day event, will include companies sharing new work for children that is available for touring, both live and digitally, and will give artists, companies, producers and programmers a chance to consider how to co-create work with children and how to adapt work for different touring formats.

The work will be available to be experienced live in the different locations and some of the events will be livestreamed from those locations. All of the discussions will be virtual and hosted on the PDSW website, offering an opportunity for anyone to tune in from wherever they are in the world.

Artists and programmers will be able to arrange 1-1 appointments to talk more about how to collaborate. There will also be time in each day for professional networking.


Children & their Grown Ups Showcase Partners

DanceEast | Live from Ipswich

PDSW | Live from Bournemouth

People Dancing | Live from Leicester

South East Dance | Live from Brighton

TandemWorks | Live from South East

The Place | Live from London

The WorkRoom | Live from Glasgow

Yorkshire Dance | Live from Leeds

Tickets will be available from Monday 12 July. Keep an eye on our social channels and website to book onto the whole event or individual sessions.


Click here to find out more.




Photos courtesy of The Place. Photography by Rob Greig.