Crowds were thrilled by a spectacular Parkour dance performance at Circus Street Market by Brighton troupe Urban Playground, funded by Cathedral Group and McLaren and organised by South East Dance.
Urban Playground also managed workshops over the past two days with over 50 local people, including adults and children from the neighbouring Tarner community, learning exciting dance moves in the extraordinary ‘urban decay’ setting of the old market building.
“We are delighted to help South East Dance bring such special and unique dance opportunities to local people right on the site where we aim to build their future Dance Space,” said Martyn Evans, Creative Director at Cathedral Group.
The event was part of an ongoing programme of activity by South East Dance aiming to bring world-class dance artists together with local communities.
Cathedral Group in partnership with McLaren Property submitted a planning application back in December for a development on the site estimated to bring over £200million into Brighton & Hove over the next ten years, create over 600 jobs, deliver two landmark public buildings: The Dance Space, a new home for dance, and a library and teaching building for the University of Brighton, as well as much needed new homes and student accommodation.