BRIGHTON’S FESTIVAL FOR INDEPENDENT DANCE
Swallowsfeet Festival 2017

We are entering a time where the outside world is frequently translated through artists in increasingly diverse ways. With the digital revolution coming of age, we are experiencing technology that effectively blurs the boundaries between politics and relationships, privacy and productivity, bringing new perspectives daily on our modern world. We see contemporary dance as a reactive art form to its surroundings and believe it is vital that this practice is liberated and its role within the modern world celebrated. Swallowsfeet Festival is a platform committed to this celebration; through experience, participation and conversation.


“Through its inclusivity, Swallowsfeet is more than a festival of international dance; it’s an event of human proportions in which dance, music and silence express contrasting aspects of the human condition.”

Another successful year for the Swallowsfeet Dance Festival. Topical, meaningful messages…
[an event] that has left a deep impression
— Alex Berdugo, The Verse
Through its inclusivity, Swallowsfeet is more than a festival of international dance; it’s an event of human proportions in which dance, music and silence express contrasting aspects of the human condition.
— Nicholas Minns, Writingaboutdance.com

AN ENCOUNTER OF EXCEPTIONAL DANCE AND PERFORMANCE ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. 


Welcome to our 2017 programme

To the featured artists of Swallowsfeet Festival 2017.
To new contemporary dance.
To a programme rich with choreography, collaboration and the contemporary. 
To nine works carefully curated from 280 applicants from 39 countries.

 
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with the Swallowsfeet Collective

 (L-R) Gordon D Raeburn, Rosa Firbank, Harriet Parker Beldeau, Jessica Miller, Sivan Rubinstein, Jessica Lea

(L-R) Gordon D Raeburn, Rosa Firbank, Harriet Parker Beldeau, Jessica Miller, Sivan Rubinstein, Jessica Lea