Pivot Dance

Pivot Dance brings dance artists and audiences closer together

The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, is working with two partners, CSC Centro per la Scena contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa in Italy, and Nederlandse Dansdagen in The Netherlands, on a Cooperation Project looking at the value of creating dance performances in dialogue with audiences, artists and producers.

The consortium of partners, made up of a producing theatre, a national platform and an international festival, were awarded a Creative Europe grant of €199,898 in 2015 to collaborate on this three-year project called Pivot Dance

Each organisation wanted to deepen the engagement between their artists and audiences so they have committed to establishing Audience Clubs who will feed into the creation of six new dance shows. The Pivot Dance partners also support emerging artists, and through this project, they hope to create a shift in behaviour in the dance industry for the next generation of makers and audience. 

Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, says: "We are really excited to be leading this European project looking at the way artists, producers and audiences can work alongside one another when they are creating new dance performances. This project tests new models for this three-way relationship and how it can make a real impact on the dances that are made, and how audiences connect to them."

Find out which artists and producershave been selected to participate in Pivot Dance

Look at the Pivot Dance on our Funded Projects database

Photo: Pivot Dance. Courtesy of The Place.