Dance City provides creative opportunities for dance artists
Dance City provides professional dance artists support designed to help them develop single or collaborative ideas involving choreography, dance and movement as part of Creative Summer.
Dance City offers a range of spaces for single days to a week or two without charge. In addition, artists have access to technical support and someone to talk to with regards to their professional development.
Anna Richmond is a Newcastle born contemporary dancer and trained at London Contemporary Dance School. During Anna’s creative summer period she hopes to build a collection of filmed material to be archived as a website as well as exhibited online. As well as this Anna hopes to develop her working practice with the possibility of creating new early stage work.
Braena facilitate in inclusive workshops throughout the north east with their main practice being improvisation and authentic movement practice. Braena applied for Creative Summer as they hope to achieve a new way of working under the mentor and choreographer Caroline Bowditch.
Freelance dance artists Rose Payne and Geoff Hopson formed Jointworks in 2006. Jointworks collaborate with other regional dancers and artists to create evocative and powerful work. Jointworks will be using Create Summer to explore ways of integrating film, set, lighting and choreography with the aim to create a short film trailer.
Gillie Kleiman is a dance maker Newcastle upon Tyne. She has applied for Creative Summer to undertake research towards a new solo performance incorporating new sequences of actions, vocal utterances and object relations.
Hannah Marshall, Cheryl Gill and Rachel Birch create new contemporary dance work with a theatrical twist. Their current project involves collaboration with visual artist Kate Eccles. Their purpose for taking part in Creative Summer is to complete their current work in progress which they intend to submit for regional platforms and national festivals.
Joelene English is a dance theatre chorographer as well as a film maker. Joelene applied for Creative Summer to research and develop a new dance theatre solo. She hopes the week of space in which she has been given will allow her to broaden her knowledge of character based movement whilst fusing with text, film and props.
Verity Quinn and Isaac Sakima will be collaborating together for their Creative Summer project. Verity is a theatre designer and director based in the North East and Isaac is a dancer and choreographer. Throughout the week they hope to devise a movement vocabulary and create various opportunities to intertwine other arts forms into dance such as puppetry, object play or film.
Dora Frankel Dance is led by Artistic Director Dora Frankel an experienced chorographer and teacher and has choreographic experience across three decades. This Creative Summer will allow Dora Frankel Dance to gather the main creative artists for the project The Turner Project (working title) and explore various themes surrounding this work.
Renaud Wiser is a choreographer and teacher based in London and has had an international career as a dancer. Renaud is currently developing a new production which he hopes by having studio space as part of Creative Summer he will have the opportunity to research and develop this piece further.
Artistic Director of Eliot Smith Company, Eliot Smith was born in the North East and is a former Dance City, Centre for Advanced Training student. During his Creative Summer time he hopes to revive and rework his first work MISSA.
Lucy Suggate is based in Leeds and will be working on her piece of work Bonedust throughout her Creative Summer period which she will be taking to Edinburgh Fringe.
Molly Hodkinson will be working on research and devleopment for a new piece of choreography that she is creating.
Creative Summer begins on 30 July and runs until 7 Sept providing professional artists the opportunity to develop their craft.
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