The Mount Without, Bristol
Upper Church Ln, Bristol BS2 8FN

All Things Dance 2024

Hosted by the Diverse Artists Network in collaboration with Movema, “All Things Dance” offers a platform for dance professionals and enthusiasts.

All Things Dance is a day dedicated to expressing passion for dance and contributing to the representation of diversity within the art form.



2-3pm – Networking, introductions and speakers corner.

3pm – Speakers;  Diverse Artists Network will be talking about DIASPORA! Festival, Movema will update on their Artist Development programme Wildfire Rising, and Deborah Baddoo will share information about the Cane Warriors coming to Bristol at the end of the month.

3.15- 4pm – Round table discussion groups with conversations around; Training, development & progression routes for emerging and established dance artists; Dance & theatre programming/ producing; and Diversifying career paths.

Helen Wilson, Kit Hall, Deborah Baddoo, Norman Stephenson, Rowan Fae, Aisha Ali, Jasmine Loveys, Bertel Martin and Giulia Bianchini will be contributing to these discussions.

4.15- 5pm – Freedom Soul Dance workshop with Penny- Marie Avery


5.15pm –  Sudanese food (vegan). Please purchase a meal ticket if you would like to join us for food.

5.30pm – Relaxed performance by Pei Yee Tong.

6pm – Indian dance workshop facilitated by Kamini Mehta.

6.30- 8.30pm – A jam packed programme of performances, presentations and participation:
Contemporary dance by RISE Youth Dance, Sacred pow wow hoop dance by Kerry Sudbury / Oka Anumpuli, Persian dance by Medea Mahdavi and dancers, Ladies Salsa by Latin Gems, Fusion Belly Dance featuring Ceci Opal and Pearl Boheme, South West Dance Theatre exploring Wave-Particle Duality, Alexandra Pickford and Penny Marie Avery, Movema’s World Fusion group performing an Afro Caribbean Carnival medley facilitated by Lildonia Lawrence, Divija Melally performing a Bharatanatyam solo, Rubba and the Afi Dancers perform an adapted version of the Nyau dances with live drummers, Kings Dance Company performing Street dance styles.

8.30pm – Community Jam! Issie Lloyd from Funk Supreme who will be guiding us through some Funk Socials and a Soul Train.

9pm – Finish

This is a place to discover what’s going on, to meet people who share the love & understand the importance of dance, to represent diversity in dance, and for audiences to find out more about different styles and projects happening in and around Bristol.

For all ages. (Free for under 12’s)

Secure your spot now with tickets priced at £7 via Headfirst or £10 at the door.

Lead photo credit: Cairo Sealey