Kent Dancing 

South East Dance and Gulbenkian, University of Kent are delighted to present Kent Dancing, our flagship festival of dance in Kent. The highlight of the festival will be Protein's entertaining and unusual street show (In)visible Dancing taking place in Canterbury high street. Other events include Made by Katie Green's The Imagination Museum at Tunbridge Wells Museum and The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge. French dance company, Compagnie Lola Gatt will perform gê at Canterbury's Sidney Cooper Gallery and Les danses de Dom will present Cubing Bis in Margate as part of Turner Contemporary's Summer of Colour. The Gulbenkian will also host IGNITE Platform with Kent based company Cascade Dance to showcase new performances from dancers aged 11- 25years.

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Event Listing


6 July - 13 July

Join South East Dance for another fantastic Kent Dancing festival. We are taking to the high street, libraries and galleries across Kent for 11 days of fantastic dance events in unusual places. Get Involved! Everyone welcome.

(In)visible Dancing 
Protein Dance
Headlining the festival will be Protein’s entertaining and unusual street show (In)visible Dancing on Canterbury High Street. The company will create a unique piece of dance theatre which evolves from day to day featuring local musicians and dance groups and culminates in a large finale on Sunday 13 July. There will be lots of opportunities to get involved as well as performances from both international and home-grown artists in Canterbury and throughout Kent.
Canterbury High Street
 Sun 6 - Tues 8 & Thurs 10 - Fri 11 July | 1pm & 3.15pm (3.30pm Sun 6 June) | FREE
Sun 13 July | 3pm finale performance | FREE

Co-commissioned by South East Dance and the Foundation for Community Dance for Big Dance Weekend 2014. (In)visible Dancing is an International Festival Birmingham production. Protein Dance has been kindly hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Imagination Museum
 Made by Katie Green

Everything is not as it seems in The Imagination Museum. Allow us to introduce you to Mildred, Henry and Harriet, three eccentric tour-guides who will bring to life a series of museum artefacts through words and movement.
The Imagination Museum has been created in collaboration with writer Anna Selby, with original music by Max Perryment. It will awaken everyone’s curiosity and desire to explore the nooks and crannies of the museum space.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury
Sat 12 July | 1pm, 3.30pm | FREE but ticketed, purchase your tickets here - Tickets 

Tunbridge Wells Museum and Gallery
 Tues 8 – 9 July | schools performances | Website

 Compagnie Lola Gatt
What is the relationship today between humankind and the planet? Human activity is responsible for the evolution of the earth and these changes disrupt our ecosystems and threaten life. For this solo, choreographer Gaël Sesboüé uses scientific and political thinking to explore how the history of humankind meets the history of the earth. He uses strength and fragility together and invites you to see a new perspective of living in the world. International premiere as part of Kent Dancing 2014.

Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
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Sat 12 July | 6pm | FREE but ticketed, purchase your tickets here - Tickets


IGNITE Platform
 Cascade Dance Company 
Curated and led by Cascade Dance Company this event will showcase a selection of new dance work and performance from dancers aged 11 – 25 years. IGNITE offers an exciting programme of dance, film and site specific/ fringe performance.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury
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Sun 13 July | 6pm | price £6, book via Gulbenkian online: or 01227 769075


Cubing Bis 
Les danses de Dom
South East Dance in association with Turner Contemporary are pleased to present French company, Les danses de Dom with an interactive outdoor dance work inspired by Mondrian. Devised and performed by Dominique Jégou and the company, this choreographic hive will include local dancers and spontaneous interactions from the public.

Turner Contemporary Terrace, Margate
 Sun 20 July | 11am | FREE
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Market Street, The Old Town, Margate
 Sun 20 July | 3pm | FREE | Location link

Cubing Bis is funded by South East Dance, Spectacle vivant en Bretagne, Turner Contemporary and DanSce Dialogues 2.

Kent Dancing is co presented with Gulbenkian, University of Kent as part of Big Dance South East England 2014. Kent Dancing is supported in part by DanSCe Dialogues 2.


Gulbenkian Theatre, South East Dance, Arts Council England
Kent Dance Partners

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