Introducing the 1st of our HOW TO - series, where we demystify those elements of freelancing that you’ve always wanted to learn.
As independent artists, we have to wear a lot of different hats to get our projects off the ground. And it can often feel like we’re imposters underneath that hat, not sure what we are doing or how we are going to compete with the bigger, fully funded companies who have 30 years of booking international tours.
In this course, we’ve invited a few incredible artists to share their insight and advice about self-producing, team building, budget management, and more. These individuals have navigated the murky waters of being a small team working with very little resources and have made it work, despite some bumpy roads along the way. Hear from their first-hand knowledge and gain tools to apply this to your own independent projects and teams.
The first 3 sessions will each be led by a different artist and will include lectures, time for communal workspace with the other participants, and a Q&A. The last session will be a panel discussion with all the workshop leaders, followed by a final Q&A.
Bring a specific project you are working towards (i.e. - a funding application, a production you want to start touring). Or an idea you are wanting to pursue (i.e. - a collaboration with your dream artistic partner, a training programme you want to lead). Or come open minded and let the sessions fuel a dream you didn’t know you had.
May 4th 10:30-18:30 CEST
Session Leader - TWV
May 24th 10:30-18:30 CEST
Session Leader - Feet off the Ground
June 14th: 10:30-18:30 CEST
Session Leader - Claire Cunningham / Agudo Dance Company
Panel Discussion (Final date to be confirmed)
Monday the 28th of June 11-13pm
May 4th - Session led by Towards Vivencia
Towards Vivencia is an online training company dedicated to helping dancers unlock and actively utilise their skills and presence in the world. Since launching in 2018, we offer a wide range of accessible, high-quality training tailored to support the dancers’ needs for consistency, career sustainability, and overall well-being in the face of professional, personal and global hardship.
May 24th - Session led by Feet Off The Ground
Feet off the Ground is a female-led movement collective making engaging and physical work rooted in contact, connection and collaboration. The core company is made up of 4 dance artists: Lucia, Robyn, Sophie & Patricia who work in a democratic, non-hierarchical way, sharing responsibilities equally.
Feet off the Ground specialises in contact improvisation and partnering for research and performance devising, choreographic methods and teaching practice. The collective formed in 2013 and has performed in the UK and Europe in a range of contexts including theatres, schools, festivals and public outdoor sites. Passionate about the role of dance, creativity and expression in young people’s lives, Feet off the Ground have taught extensively in dance conservatoires and organisations, youth groups, schools, professionals and within the community.
Jun 14th - Session led by Claire Cunningham / Agudo Dance Company
Claire started her career as dancer, touring and performing with Wayne McGregor:Random Dance, Rui Horta, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Theatre Rites and Charles Linehan. She was also rehearsal director for McGregor, Cherkaoui, Clod Ensemble, Shobana Jeyasingh, Enrique Cabrera and Hélène Blackburn.
Claire has made a significant contribution to health and well-being for dancers, writing and leading the Yoga for Dancers module at London Contemporary Dance School, teaching company classes and working with young dancers at The Prix de Lausanne. She teaches several open classes each week in South East London.
Since leaving the stage, Claire trained in cultural leadership and creative producing. In 2015, she produced the award-winning and much-loved family work, Chotto Desh for Akram Khan Company. Her passion for producing works for young and family audiences has lead to several creations and one year at Sadler’s Wells Theatre as a Young Audience Programme Consultant.
In 2017, Claire established Agudo Dance Company with Artistic Director/Choreographer Jose Agudo, to produce the company’s first two works. Firstly, Silk Road, which was warmly received.
Jun 28th 11:00-13:00 CEST - Panel Discussion and Q&A with all workshop leaders
100€ Early Bird Price (ends April 18th)
120€ Full Price