Prepare

This section of The Red Line is all about what you do before rehearsals begin.
What is the preparation process like for you?

Lucy Bennett reflects on the preparatory stages of creating work

Where do ideas come from? Ostensibly my dreams and the dancers in the company – some of whom I have worked with for over 10 years. Often the dancers appear in my dreams and when in and out of the studio I spend a lot of my time observing their relationships, behaviour and reactions. Sometimes…

Anja Meinhardt on obstacles and triumphs within the preparatory stages of making work

CONVERSATIONS throughout the process have been brilliant and incredibly fruitful, and of those we had many. Due to only 3 weeks available rehearsal time and other logistical challenges, we weren’t able to spend as much time in rehearsal together as we would have liked, but instead had several conversations over a cuppa tea and picked…

Tom Roden on the many aspects of a maker

Tom Roden attended the Test Weekend in September 2015, as part of South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here he reflects on the many aspects of a maker.   A reflection on my TEST experience….. I am a writer thinker dancer director maker comedian teacher artist choreographer doer responder critic friend performer actor mentor…

Janine Fletcher discusses the anxiety of beginning a new piece of work

Janine Fletcher has been working with Dramaturg Sue MacLaine, as part of Collaborate, a strand of South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here she discusses the anxiety of beginning a new piece of work.   The beginning is an exciting and anxious place for me; the excitement of ideas and possibilities whirling around, with…

Marguerite Galizia on following hunches

Marguerite Galizia attended Doing Dramaturgy in April 2016, a workshop for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring dramaturgical practice in their work. Offered via the South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here she discusses following hunches, excavating thoughts and avoiding the pressure of ‘great ideas’.

On getting a second opinion

Daisy Farris, Louise Costelloe and Sara dos Santos attended Doing Dramaturgy in April 2016, a workshop for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring dramaturgical practice in their work. Offered via the South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here they discuss the value of another opinion in the studio and the dilemma of preparing…

Joanna Rosenfeld on scheduling

Joanna Rosenfeld attended Doing Dramaturgy in April 2016, a workshop for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring dramaturgical practice in their work. Offered via the South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here Joanna reflects on the importance of leaving enough time for tasks outside of the studio.  

Neus Gil Cortes on following your intuition

Neus Gil Cortes attended Doing Dramaturgy in April 2016, a workshop for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring dramaturgical practice in their work. Offered via the South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here Neus speaks about following intuitive ideas, vivid sensations, obsessions, fantasies and transferring her explorations in to the studio.

Roz Conlon – the tapestry of weaving elements

Roz Conlon attended the Test Weekend in September 2015 as part of South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme. Here she describes the tapestry of weaving elements of a work together.

Tom Roden on questioning an artist’s role.

Tom Roden on questioning an artist’s role. Tom attended the Test Weekend in September 2015 as part of South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme.

Miranda Laurence: questions about Dramaturgy

Miranda Laurence looks at useful questions to ask around Dramaturgical thinking. Miranda attended the Test Weekend in September 2015 as part of South East Dance’s Dramaturg in Residence programme.

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