Spring into Summer with Pavilion Dance’s upcoming programme

Spring into Summer with Pavilion Dance’s upcoming programme

From Parkinson’s Dance Awareness Day to a Kontemporary Korea Double Bill and Climate Change with Lila Dance, Pavilion Dance has an assortment of professional performances and community events in their theatre this spring!

Step into Spring with Pavilion this April as they line-up a feast of local, regional, national and international artists and performances in their venue and theatre. Pavilion will be working with professional artists and performers as well as integrating local communities into some of their performances and upcoming events. A great season to come and see what happens in their Ocean Theatre by the sea!

This Saturday, 13th April, celebrate Parkinson’s Dance Awareness Day. To celebrate World Parkinson’s Day Pavilion will be hosting their annual Parkinson’s Dance Awareness Day – a joyful day of dance, movement, music, talks and tombola they welcome people with Parkinson’s, their companions, family and friends and those that are interested to find out more. There will be a number of wellbeing and movement sessions as well as talks and information stalls and art exhibitions from the Parkinson’s community. This event supports fundraising for Pavilion’s weekly Parkinson’s Dance classes – known as Fun Fridays!

On 18th April, Pavilion will be collaborating with Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth for their April Museum Late: Dangerous Women, presenting a dance performance inspired by Ophelia by South West choreographer and Pavilion Dance supported artist Kay Crook. The evening delves into the lives of fearless female characters from the Bible and Greek mythology who shattered barriers and defied gender norms.

Binary Opposition by Reckless Sleepers takes place 19th April. Come and explore Pavilion’s theatre space in a new way as a large wooden structure gets built and members of the community are invited to play with movement within and around it over 2 weeks. Mashing up visual art, performance and participation, a special performance will be created unique to Bournemouth in our Ocean Theatre.

Pavilion’s popular Ceilidh series continues with an April Ceilidh on 20th April, featuring Hampshire-based band Jigfoot with caller Tom Gregory, who is calling for his 3rd Ceilidh at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth. Jigfoot play traditional dance tunes with energy, inventiveness and swing. This is music that defies audiences to stay still. Pavilion’s social Ceilidhs welcome everyone with no dance experience or partner necessary. These events often sell out so they recommend booking in advance to secure tickets.

Discover the vibrant world of K:Dance with an evening showcasing works by leading artists from the Korean contemporary dance scene on 24th May. Now in its seventh year, Kontemporary Korea is part of a national festival of Korean dance in the UK, visiting the South West for the first time. This double bill features Sung Im Her presenting TINTIY (TomorrowisnowTomorrowisyesterday) and Melancholy Dance performing Flight. “Prepare to be mesmerised” (Korean Festival Review)

On 14th June, Pavilion’s Associate Artist Lila Dance will be bringing their climate change inspired national tour Fault Lines to Ocean Theatre with stunning lights and soundtrack. Working with a local community cast this performance pulls at the tension in our relationship with nature. Our constant pursuit of progress increasing the speed of life has left us out of sync with the natural world. Blending stunning dance with immersive digital imagery, evocative writing, and cinematic music, Fault Lines brings the powerful story about our relationship with our planet to life.

Pavilion has a packed dance class timetable this summer term starting from 15th April to 19th July with many classes including Musicals, Contemporary, Fierce!, Burlesque, Ballroom and Latin filling up fast. This term they are also introducing West Coast Swing workshops and Beginner Belly Dance sessions for people to come and try something new. West Coast Swing Workshops will be led by dance teacher Mandy Henderson across 3 Saturday mornings in May & June. Beginner Belly Dance taster classes on 15th & 29th April will be led by dance teacher Bernadett Kazsa to introduce the technique and art of this classical dance – building up to the weekly Belly Dance classes held on Wednesday evenings. They will also have their new Mini Movers classes on a Friday morning for 0-2 year olds and 3-5 year olds with a free Stay & Play session – a great introduction to movement, music, dance and creativity for young ones.

See Pavilion’s full events calendar here: https://www.pdsw.org.uk/whats-on/

Korean Festival of Dance double bill coming to the South West featuring Sung Im Her & Melancholy Dance, Image credit Pavilion Dance