South West Dance Hub

Image - Jemma Cholawo

South West Dance Hub was born in September 2021, with support from the Exeter Phoenix. The seed was initially sown in response to a growing need for an inspirational and nurturing space which would allow dance artists, movers & makers to share, learn, grow, support and be supported within our practices.These co facilitated sessions include contemporary techniques, improvisation and choreographic exercises, with space to share projects and to explore collaborations. Each term we hold a different focus, including: film, visual arts, music, theatre, & special guest hosts. Enabling us to keep the cross pollination of art alive and vibrant in this region. We have many performance opportunities and continue to build connections with organisations and community projects within Exeter and the South West.

Research & Development at The Hall, Exeter

In October 22 we were given the opportunity for a week of R & D, with a sharing of work at the Exeter Phoenix. Throughout this week three choreographers from the Hub explored areas of research diverse in approach and method of creating.

Performance Opportunities

Cygnet Theatre Dreams Festival, Exeter Phoenix Scratch Night & MakeTank


Collaborations & projects have been seeded at the Hub. Filmmaker Jemma Cholawo created a short film, Home, from our first term of collaboration in dance and film. We are now in the process of developing work with RAMM, to coincide with their exhibition Earth Spells, Spring 2023.