Lockdown dance theatre with SWDT 



As we wait for live festivals to get back up and running again, Redfest have moved their festival online.


Saturday 1st August will see a banging line up of music, spoken word, reports from the community and of course some fantastic dance.


We've pulled out the times for interviews and demos from the dancers and organisations featuring in Redfest Digital to help you catch your favourite acts.



Alongside the live stream we have a series of online dance workshops - you will need to preregister to get the login details to join on line - so what are you waiting for?


(some times to be confirmed)

Dance organisation workshop timeworkshop pre-registrationinterview 1interview 2demo




starts 12:30pm

duration ~20min 

 salsa workshop registration~11:45am -  - 

Anna Demming Davis (SWDT) and Laurene Pilastre (RCA)

---~1:15pmQuantum Touch ~1:20pm

starts 2pm

duration ~20min

contemporaray workshop pre-registration(2pm within workshop)~11:50am~11:55am

starts 2:30pm

duration ~30min

jazz workshop +demo pre-registration~1:50pm~2:15pm (2:30pm within workshop)

starts 3pm


bollywood workshop + demo pre-registration~2:20pm~2:40pm(3pm within workshop)

starts 3:30pm

duration ~30min

capoeira workshop and interview2 pre-registration~2:50pm(3:30pm within workshop)-

starts 4pm

duration ~30min

Irish dancing workshop pre-registration~3:20pm--

starts 4:30pm

duration ~30min

Ballet workshop pre-registration~3:55pm-Death and the Swan ~4:00
6pmyoga workshop pre-registration---






Friday morning ballet – online live and on demand

This replaces the intermediate/advanced classes we’ve holding at the studio. Exercises are based in classical Cecchetti technique (waxing a shade contemporary at times) and set to a playlist of guilty pleasures from pop, classical, world, rock and soul.

Join us on zoom every Friday at 11am to feel strength, grace and joy – link:

QuaranH.I.T. - more fitness training on demand


A quaranH.I.T workout working with dancers for stability, balance and strength, each 10 second break please pause the video and then come back,
And apologies for certain lags in sound,
But get the burn and enjoy!!




If you just want a quick taste of dance theatre before you get back to the grind or other endeavours, you might like to check some of these out (more trailers and festival appearances on our channel)


2020 is our tenth anniversary – this is some snippets from what we got up to when we first formed 10 years ago: https://youtu.be/UBRdH9181Rk - oh those days...


Bristol to Broadway

– snippets from our first narrative production, first touring (first came Bath to Broadway) and our first bookings in full spec theatres:


Dance of the Grimm Heroine

 - we had a hoot with this gory Halloween piece:

https://youtu.be/aQFr02ooWGE - Act I snippets

https://youtu.be/RGAudO4MuRg - Act II snippets


Fall from Grace

– back to a tale of show biz aspirations. Huge thanks to Angus and Diff for the Street art set and flyer image

https://youtu.be/lSuodIkXWMg - Act I snippets

https://youtu.be/spoZ5yS_IA4 - Act II snippets



Light – from Big Bang to VJs

– part of a sci-art “lab and performance” line up to celebrate the 2016 Unesco International Year of Light

https://youtu.be/fFikB0JMRXM - Act I snippets

https://youtu.be/GT_OHBswOAk - Act II snippets

Check out the lab and expo too: https://youtu.be/JnoJpyhrZ6U




In Full



Letters from the Home Front – tech run

Our WW2 commemorative piece seemed to send our audiences on a rollercoaster of tears and tenderness.  We weren’t able to film the any of the performances themselves but thanks to Roger Barnes we have some great footage from the tech run:

https://youtu.be/sjBLjn2rxzw - Act I; https://youtu.be/TuLh3pzUQRg - Act II



photos: courtesy Derwood Photography


Being Romeo and Juliet

In partnership with Breathing Fire we focused on bringing our audiences the tumult of emotions the lead characters experienced. Again no coverage of the live performance and unfortunately we didn’t have Roger help so the video quality’s not the best but if you missed it and your curious here’s a never-before released, warts n all version for sneak peek:

https://youtu.be/Z9yvLU47Ro0 - Act I; https://youtu.be/Z1U1yWxS_-M - Act II


photo: courtesy Derwood Photography


Lady MacBeth – performance

We collaborated with the Trinity’s Edson Burton for script and Visual Thinking’s Sandra Barefoot for the BSL input to produce, as well as additional direction from Ben Nash as dramaturg and Mark Smith from Deaf Men Dancing for tips on choreographing with sign language. Shakespeare’s plays are notoriously enduring but this performance came shortly after the Brexit referendum and proved particularly true to contemporary life. Thanks Matt Seow for the footage.

https://youtu.be/2svjiLxseLM - Act I; https://youtu.be/-liDMpgC_n8 – Act/II