BDN Introducing… COMMUNITY

  • Saturday 13th July 2019
  • £5 - 7
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It’s back! Introducing… is a platform for new dance made here in the Midlands. Come along and give feedback to dance makers in the early stages of original and ambitious projects. It’s a bit like being a judge on X-Factor*

This year, artists will respond to the theme of COMMUNITY. As well as showcasing work made by regional artists, BDN have commissioned local choreographers to create new pieces of work with non-professional dance groups based in Birmingham.

*it’s nothing like being a judge on X-Factor

Introducing… The Line Up…

  • Sarah Rabone [ChoreoMatch Commission] with community group Freewheelin
  • Oliver Russell [ChoreoMatch Commission] with community group b-Vague
  • Genevieve Say
  • Robert Hemming
  • Sonia Lisa Dance Company
  • ME Dance Company

Of course, the afternoon will be hosted in BDN’s trademark style, so expect the unexpected and join us to be part of the future of new dance in Birmingham.

BDN is an artist-led organisation working to support a rich and diverse dance community in Birmingham and the West Midlands. To find out more click here to visit our website, or follow us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter!

Tickets: £5 concession, £7 full price

Date: Saturday 13th July 2019

Time: 1.30pm

Duration: approx 2 hours

Venue: TouchBase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

Access: TouchBase Pears is a fully accessible venue

This year’s venue is ‘a pioneering, multi-purpose centre for the whole community in Birmingham and beyond – a place that brings people together in a welcoming environment where everyone can feel connected, included and part of the community’.

Birmingham Dance Network are committed to improving accessibility within the arts and, as such, this edition of Introducing… will be presented as a relaxed performance and include a BSL interpreter and audio description. Relaxed performances are designed to be inherently inclusive of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment and who may find it difficult to follow traditional theatre conventions or etiquette.

BDN CROWD FUNDER FOR ACCESSIBLE DANCE!  We are raising money to ensure that Introducing… is as accessible as possible. Please spread the word, share our Crowd Funder, or even better, donate to our cause. Every penny counts towards funding the cost of Personal Assistants, BSL Interpreters, Audio Description, Costume and Travel Expenses for Participants. Click here to help our cause for Accessible Dance.


Introducing hosts 2016

Soundgraphy by Mehdi Farajpour – Introducing 2018


Audience on the stage – Introducing 2016