During July we discussed how we might share our research and devise opportunities for people to engage with the work. As a result of the workshops to date we have some work that is complete, other ideas have proliferated and there are a range of possible outcomes. It is important that we involve other artists, relevant arts professionals and potential audiences in our development process and get feedback about how effective the work is and how successfully it communicates our intentions.
We went to Peterborough to meet Mark Richards, Director at Metal, to talk about showcasing our research at Chauffeurs Cottage. Metal was founded in London in 2002 by Jude Kelly OBE as ‘an artistic laboratory championing the need for investment in artistic innovation in the U.K., and providing practical support to practicing artists’, for more information visit.
We went together to an exhibition about the work of dancer, filmmaker, choreographer and writer Yvonne Rainer at Raven Row in London. The exhibition included a 45-minute dance programme performed four times daily.
Talking Solo, dancers in training at Raven Row with Pat Catterson and Yvonne Rainer
We met Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place, to discuss whether we might be able to run an event there. Following our meeting we went to look at the spaces at The Place with a view to devising screenings, a performance and audience discussion, which would be fantastic.
The Place unites dance training, creation and performance in a purpose-built centre at Euston which houses some of the best studios in the city. For forty years it has been a vibrant hub of dance activity, a centre of creative and technical excellence and a magnet for aspiring dancers, talented professionals and cutting-edge choreographers from all over the world.
The organisation includes a school for full-time vocational dance training, a dance theatre, an internationally acclaimed touring company, an extensive range of participatory programmes for adults and young people and ongoing support and professional development for artists.