At The Place, our unique positioning within the dance industry allows us to offer artists at every stage of their career the chance to experiment and stimulate innovation. Through Choreodrome, our annual programme for artists with at least 3 years professional experience, makers are encouraged to explore new artistic territory via two strands: Research Residencies - where artists are commissioned to explore new creative ideas without the pressure of creating a finished product during the residency; and the Research Workshop - where artists can work with a ground-breaking facilitator to further their artistic skills.Artists 4 Artists Programme
Choreodrome 2020 sees the launch of a partnership programme with Artists 4 Artists offering tailored producing and creative support to two artists whose work intersects with hip hop theatre.
Below is a list of the artists who will be taking part in Choreodrome 2020 and an outline of their creative projects:
Developing a solo work Inscribed in "Me", by exploring the intertextuality of feminine blackness in relation to physicality, musicality, vocality and choreographic framing.
Developing research questions on gender and landscape and how it informs our understanding of space.
Anna Holmes and Sam Ford - Northern Rascals
With Sunny Side, Northern Rascals will explore how the neglecting of psychological states affects young adults.
This is a project about touch and consent explored through personal archives of tactile experience.
Charlotte will take up a residency at the Wellcome Collection's Reading Room alongside a residency at The Place.
Francesca Baglione - Miss High Leg Kick
Bird Rave. Inviting diverse artists to choreograph a “dancefloor ornithology” performance to classic “rave” music.
The Oreo Complex uncovers the ‘black on the outside, white on the inside’ label'.
Isaac will receive a tailored programme of support from Artists4Artists, industry specialists in hip hop theatre and will take up a residency at the Wellcome Collection's Reading Room alongside a residency at The Place.
DINGOS will be an exploration of the notions of death, madness, the animal and the clown.
Lizzie J Klotz and Luca Rutherford
Amongst all of the big stuff, Lizzie and Luca are making space for the smallest moments, dances, ways of being.
Lola Maury and Eva Recacha
Eva and Lola will explore journeys of rhythm and contemplation for young audiences.
What it means to have an aging body when your body is your main source of expression.
THE MISERY PORTAL is a multi-stranded research project looking at whiteness, white fragility and the subversion of images of white power, white supremacy and patriarchy.
Samir will take up a residency at the Wellcome Collection's Reading Room alongside a residency at The Place.
Sarah will research ideas for a new solo show about otherness, victim complex and fitting in.
Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui
We will be using tracks by current and upcoming musicians to create an ‘album’ of contemporary dance.
The haunted house as metaphor for how the horrors of slavery and colonialism haunt the present.
Exploring stories of marginalisation and queerness with audio description and captioning embedded into the storytelling.
Stuart will take up a residency at the Wellcome Collection's Reading Room alongside a residency at The Place.
Four neuro-a-typical dance artists explore an original and affirmative dance practice defined by their differences.
Susanna will take up a residency at the Wellcome Collection's Reading Room alongside a residency at The Place.
Symoné is currently developing a live art/circus show, UTOPIAN (t&c's apply). She's spending her time at the Choreodrome residency exploring fusion between hula hooping and voguing, correlations between party culture and cults, and technical skills with high heel rollerskates.
Symoné will receive a tailored programme of support from Artists4Artists, industry specialists in hip hop theatre.
Her + Cherry
Sung Im Her and Rachel Cherry will take up a Reading Room residency at the Wellcome Collection, to research a new durational work exploring functional body and repair.
Artists 4 Artists is the UK’s first artist led initiative working to raise the visibility of the hip hop sector through artist development, producer support and wider industry conversations. Founded by Emily Crouch, Joseph Toonga and Lee Griffiths, Artists 4 Artists over the last two years has worked to commission new work, support research and development phases, broker conversations for work to presented at The Curve Leicester & Laban Theatre and ultimately propel the community forward through bespoke packages of support.
Top Row, L-R: Alethia Antonia - Photo by Mickael Marso Riviere; Anders Duckworth - Photo by Jack Williams; Anna Holmes and Sam Ford; Charlotte Spencer - Photo by Camilla Greenwell; Francesca Baglione/ Miss High Leg Kick; Isaac Ouro-Gnao - Photo by Lisa Gilby;
Middle Row, L-R: Léa Tirabasso - Photo by Elsa Petit; Lizzie J Klotz and Luca Rutherford - Photo by Camilla Greenwell; Lola Maury and Eva Recacha; Nikki Rummer - Photo by Camilla Greenwell; Samir Kennedy; Sarah Blanc - Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Bottom Row, L-R: Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui; Seke Chimutengwende - Photo by David Wilson Clarke; Stuart Waters - Photo by Pari Naderi; Susanna Dye - Photo by Manon Ouimet; Symoné - Photo by Anastasia Jobson; Rachel Cherry; Sung Im Her - Photo by Hye Kyung Kim