Brighton and Hove’s first-ever building designed especially for dance has announced its first resident company will be Second Hand Dance. The Dance Space, which will open on 15 July 2022, will be run by South East Dance who have a longstanding relationship with Second Hand Dance.
As a Resident Company, Second Hand Dance will benefit from the facilities offered by the new building, including priority access to rehearsal space, use of its wellbeing spaces as well as accessible studios. Being based at The Dance Space means being able to make the most of the artistic community in Brighton and Hove and the wider region. South East dance will also create ways for us to share and seek feedback on their work in progress with our younger audiences.
South East Dance’s Artistic Director Cath James said “We were keen to develop our relationship with Second Hand Dance as our first Resident Company because their work for children really resonates with our growing focus on early years audiences, supported by our Little Big Dance programme. And it’s vital that we support female, disabled-led companies like this one to thrive in a sector that continues to be very male-dominated.”
“As Resident Company, Second Hand Dance joins us at a particularly exciting time. With our new building opening, we’ll have the capacity to support Rosie‘s ambition for her company and provide that necessity – a home base, from which she can springboard into the future.”
Rosie Heafford says: “I’m thrilled! This is a chance to deepen our relationship and create space to explore questions around making and touring work for young audiences and being a disabled-led company. South East Dance has supported second Hand Dance since we first started in 2013 across various projects, professional development and business development opportunities. Their advice and encouragement across the years have been deeply valued.”
Second Hand Dance are a disabled-led dance company driven by Artistic Director Rosie Heafford and Executive Producer Claire Summerfield. Our mission is to create aesthetic and sensory dance experiences for and with children and adults. Our work is underpinned by a pursuit of inclusion to create bold and thought-provoking art.
We are seeking a calm, practical and nurturing support worker for Artistic Director Rosie Heafford. The role will support Rosie in traveling to Edinburgh International Children’s Festival and Bibu Festival (Helsinborg).
Fee: £120 per day/ £15 per hour (varying hours with day and evening work) plus travel, per diems and accomodation
Dates: 11 – 15 May in Edinburgh, 18 – 20 May in Sweden plus preparation and logistics beforehand.
Application: Please send a covering letter or video/audio recordings plus a CV outlining why you would be suitable for the post and previous similar experience. It would be helpful to receive a CV also. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 April 5pm.
This role will be primarily to support Artistic Director Rosie Heafford in travelling to 2 international festivals. Rosie has Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Fibromyalgia. These are long-term conditions that mean she works with chronic pain and fatigue. These symptoms can change each day, sometimes they are worse and sometimes better. Rosie makes the following adjustments to her working environment to manage symptoms:
Support worker tasks:
The above duties and areas of responsibility are reflective of the current work situation and provided as an overview of the contract. It does not preclude changes and developments that may be required or made in the future.
It is not necessary, but would be beneficial for the Support worker to: