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Sea Music - Outdoor Dance Performance

Using Sea Music as inspiration Rosalind Conlon, Activate's Dance Producer commissioned professional choreographer Sophie Nüzel to work with a group of volunteer participants of all ages (age12-70 years) and together they devised a piece created by listening to the sounds of the sea and the stories it has to tell.

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Sura Medura residency October 2017, Sri Lanka

Activate are part of an International Artist Development programme called Sura Medura.

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Activate Youth Board are recruiting!

Activate Youth Board (AYB) is on the look out for new members!

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Dorset Youth Dance Company Auditions

Dorset Youth Dance (DYD), managed by Activate, is hosting an open audition for young people aged 12-25 to join their weekly pre-company Feeder Class and Company, led by Artistic Director Claire Benson.

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Activate & Pavilion Dance South West present Creative Careers Day 2017

Activate Performing Arts and Pavilion Dance South West are teaming up to bring aspiring young dance enthusiasts Creative Careers Day 2017, hosted at PDSW’s wonderful seaside venue in Bournemouth on Tuesday 26th September.

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Arts Development Company's Mike Hoskin writes for Arts Professional

A great piece in this week's Arts Professional, written by Mike Hoskin, the Manager of Arts Development Co. on his experiences of breaking away from Dorset County Council as their outsourced arts delivery operation:

Still going it alone

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Activate Successfully Achieves Funding Award from Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Programme

Activate is delighted to be offered a funding investment from Arts Council England to be part of the National Portfolio between 2018 and 2020.  Recognised for the extensive work we undertake producing, promoting and presenting performing arts, we have been successful in securing an offer that invests in our distinctive programme for Dorset.

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Activate's Youth Board - Who's who?

Activate's Youth Board, otherwise known as AYB (who doesn't love an acronym!?) was launched in June 2016 and is a collective of young people, aged 16-25, who meet once a month to advise the organisation on its programme of work. AYB is currently formed of 7 young people, all of whom are passionate, driven and full of energy for the arts.

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AYB So far...

What is AYB?

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Highlights from Activate's Youth Performance Platform 2017

Celebrating Dorset’s Aspiring Young Performers

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