This June, Dance City, Rendez-Vous dance, the Made In The North East venue cohort plus guest speakers, came together to discover the process behind the making of The Monocle, a new dance theatre work co-commissioned and presented in 2022 across the North East. In depth insights into the marketing strategies, approaches to engagement and venue case studies were shared, as well as an overview of the official project evaluation report and a live performance excerpt by one of the professional cast. The symposium was an opportunity to learn more about making, programming and touring dance across our region in 2022 and beyond.

Use the links below to view the symposium talks, digital stories and evaluation report:

Click below to view the evaluation report and listen to the digital stories: :

MITNE Evaluation Report – digital version

Listen to Natassa’s dance journey here

Listen to Mathieu talk about his experience of developing The Monocle

Hear more of Ellis’ story about returning to her Northern roots

You can hear about the role that dramaturg, Andy, played in The Monocle here 

Listen to Carolyn’s story about being a flash mob member

Hear more about Joan’s story, who was part of the community cast

Listen to the story of Liberdade and their work with Rendez-Vous dance

Find out more about how dance City developed MITNE by listening to Producer Alex’s story 

Hear Helen’s journey with MITNE and how it has impacted performances at The Fire Station

Transcripts of the audio files are available in the report (linked above).