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Pivot Dance brings six new shows to the European stage

22 Aug 2017

Sivan Rubinstein’s ‘Maps’. Image by Paul Seaby

The culmination of pioneering artist development project Pivot Dance sees a series of performances take place across Europe at B Motion festival (22-23 Aug), Dutch Dance Festival (5-8 Oct) and The Place (11-18 Oct).

Each performance is dramatically different in theme, content and movement style, but all share a common thread of exploring what makes us human and the shared points of connection between us. The participating artists and shows that have been created as part of Pivot Dance are:

  • Dario Tortorelli D No Body 5
  • Elena Giannotti Floating House
  • Giorgia Nardin Minor Place
  • Inne | Ivàn Pérez Becoming
  • Joseph Toonga Daughter Daughter Before I Met You
  • Sivan Rubinstein Maps

Focused on collaboration, conversation and creation, Pivot Dance is a two year project spanning Italy, Netherlands and the UK, involving choreographers, producers and audiences in a conversation about the process of making dance.

Running in conjunction with the development opportunities for the choreographers, which include curated labs, workshops, access to studio and performance spaces, are the Audience Clubs. The Audience Clubs are at the heart of this project, a face-to-face and virtual community interested in seeing and talking about dance. The have been involved right from the start of the creative process through workshops and watching work in progress with the artists.

Pivot Dance is a project funded with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Catherine Greenwood, Artist Development Manager at The Place says:

“The ‘360-degree’ approach of working with artists, producers and audience clubs to create brand new work is a fascinating model that offers rich insights for everyone involved. The legacy of the Audience Clubs in each country will be highly engaged dance ambassadors, that we hope will want to continue on the journey of creation and experiencing contemporary dance with us, and greater cross-European collaboration.”