Make

This section of The Red Line explores what happens during rehearsals.
As we all know, it can be the best and worst of times.
What is the making process like for you?

Joan Clevillé – Dramaturgy and conflict: exploring Agonism in Antigone, Interrupted

As a choreographer working primarily in the “dance theatre” genre, I have become increasingly interested in dramaturgy and understanding what makes a dance theatre work successful. Although the field is mined with potential pitfalls (predictable narrative, flat characters, superficial treatment of a subject matter), I believe that it is also possible to rigorously explore the…

4 Simple Tips To Roll Marketing Into Your Creative Process … by Joe Lott, Marketing Professional and Choreographer

4 Simple Tips To Roll Marketing Into Your Creative Process by Joe Lott, Marketing Professional and Choreographer As dance-makers, and in particular emerging dance-artists, we all find ourselves undertaking a variety of roles. One moment we’re fundraisers, the next HR, we’re often managers and leaders, we’re regularly teachers, and every so often, when we get…

Acts of Holding, October 2017 by Katy Pendlebury

Hosted by Independent Dance, Acts of Holding was a multi-layered workshop and talk by artist Anna Macdonald about concepts of holding in her practice, in the creative process and in the body. Half way through the research phase of my own project, Do Not Alight Here, I was attracted to the idea of looking at…

Choreography for outdoor sites by Virginia Farman

This blog reflects on some of the questioning underpinning the creation of outdoor site responsive dance work Children’s Games.  Although Children’s Games is not finished, experts are being shown as part of the Brighton dance Trail, Brighton seafront, May 11th, 12th 13th 2018 at 6pm. As I sit down to write this blog, I can’t resist looking…

Both, Two – Vera Tussing & Esse Vanderbruggen

Both, Two How can two bodies come together – under what conditions, in what constellation? And what comes between them, mediating their contact: objects, stories, identities, commands? ‘Both, Two’ examines the duet, the smallest unit of togetherness. In this piece, a pair of bodies is dancing in and out of visual, aural and tactile frames.…

The Red Line Sessions: The Disciplines Behind Undisciplined with Amy Bell

You are listening to The Red Line Sessions – a new series of podcasts from South East Dance as part of our Dramaturg in Residence programme. Over the next weeks, you can join dramaturgs Lou Cope and Luke Pell for a number of reflections, discussions and exclusive interviews with artists that shed light on how…

The Red Line Sessions: Where Dance Meets with Other Worlds

You are listening to The Red Line Sessions – a new series of podcasts from South East Dance as part of our Dramaturg in Residence programme. Over the next weeks, you can join dramaturgs Lou Cope and Luke Pell for a number of reflections, discussions and exclusive interviews with artists that shed light on how…

The Red Line Sessions: The Personal and The Political

You are listening to The Red Line Sessions – a new series of podcasts from South East Dance as part of our Dramaturg in Residence programme. Over the next weeks, you can join dramaturgs Lou Cope and Luke Pell for a number of reflections, discussions and exclusive interviews with artists that shed light on how…

Taking the time to talk – a turning point in an ongoing conversation

I first met Claire Cunningham in 2007, over a decade ago now, as part of a lab that I was steering with Candoco Dance Company for artists from across the world interested in the company’s work. There are several very strong images and memories I carry with me from that gathering of people and their…

Introducing Luke Pell, Guest Dramaturg for 2018

Luke Pell, our guest dramaturg, will be delivering eight online offerings over the next few months, discursive sessions that explore his approach to the craft of dramaturgy, threads of thinking that run throughout the work and the ways he collaborates with different artists and organisations as a dramaturg, that will be available on The Red…

Frank please keep nodding

I have not explicitly tackled a personal experience in my dance works before ‘Mothers’. When my first son was born and I was pregnant with my second son it was clear to me that nothing has quite had the same impact as having children. By the time the money for this project was raised, Liinus,…

Reflecting on Reflection

South East Dance have asked Dramaturg in Residence Lou Cope to share some thinking on how artists might approach their own reflective thinking… As we all know, when a project or event reaches completion it’s incredibly important to take time to reflect on it, in order to learn from what happened and also in order…

TEST Nottingham: a reflection by Richard Hornsey

These aren’t the words you were supposed to read. My original reflection on the TEST workshop was a play script that sought to give dramatic form to the unfolding conversation in my head over the course of that weekend. Right at the start of the workshop, a fellow participant offered the analogy of dramaturg-as-midwife, which…

Reflections on the making of Camouflage, a virtual reality and dance installation

Patricia Okenwa and Renaud Wiser reflect on their personal experience working on Camouflage, a virtual reality and dance installation based on the game of hide and seek, created by choreographer Patricia and digital artists duo Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavsý and commissioned and produced by Renaud for his company. Camouflage was presented at the Brighton…

Detailed and expansive conversations with Ruth Little

I first met Ruth in December 2011 during a professional development programme I was part of at Sadler’s Wells. She came to give a talk about universal patterns in nature and how they relate to creativity. I was captivated and inspired and I have asked her to mentor each and every subsequent project that I’ve…

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