Graduate Fortnight 2012
A two-week programme running Monday 2 July - Friday 13 July 2012 specifically created for current final year dance students / new graduates, with some places available each day for professionals to attend. The aim is to support the transition from student to dance artist through a programme consisting of a daily class in a range of release and improvisation techniques followed by lunch/networking opportunities.
Graduate Fortnight 2012 will focus on exploring beyond the class to delve into the experience of 'performance' through workshops led by ten artists currently making and performing work either alone or with a company in the UK. Each day a different artist will lead a class based in release and improvisation techniques that continues into sharing their personal approach to the performance of movement material or improvisational scores. This will be done through a variety of ways, such as learning repertoire, creating/manipulating material, or working with improvisational scores.
10am - 1 pm Workshops | 1 - 2pm Refreshments & chat | 2pm Talks
Mon 2 July | Mark Lorimer | 2-4pm Talk Eva Martinez
Tue 3 July | Yael Flexer
Wed 4 July | Siobhan Davies and Annie Pui Ling Lok | Talk 2-3.30pm Lucy Cash and Becky Edmunds
Thu 5 July | Jorge Crecis
Fri 6 July | Gaby Agis | Talk 2-3.30pm Frank Bock
Mon 9 July | Lauren Potter | Talk and workshop 2-5pm with Joe Moran and Marie Forbes
Tue 10 July | Rick Nodine
Wed 11 July | Rosemary Lee | Talk 2-3.30pm HMRC
Thu 12 July | Seke Chimutengwende
Fri 13 July | Susanne Thomas | Talk 2-3pm Matthias Sperling
Additional events as part of Graduate Fortnight 2012
Mon 9 July | Talk 2pm – 3pm, workshop 3pm – 5pm. Joe Moran and Marie Forbes, Dance Artist Educators for Siobhan Davies Dance share their process of transposing the ideas from Siobhan Davies Commissions into workshops for adults and school children. Through a talk and workshop, Joe and Marie will give an insight into this unusual creative relay process.
Fri 13 July | Talk 2pm – 3pm. Choreographer Matthias Sperling will be talking about his choreographic commission for Creative Projects, Walking Piece, an installation performance for 50 people.
You will have an opportunity to:
- Meet, take class, and explore unique approaches to performance of some of the UKs leading dance artists and ID teachers, with a focus on being introduced to their work
- Informally network with other graduates and professional dance artists
- Enjoy talks and advice from to support you further in the development of your career
- Develop a familiarity with the professional development programme that ID offers and learn how it can support you as an independent artist
- Explore the space and facilities of the Siobhan Davies Studios
|Level||New Graduates or Professionals|
|Time||Workshop, 10am - 1pm
Chance to talk informally with the workshop teacher each day and networking until 2pm
Talks: Mon 2 July, Wed 4 July, Fri 6 July, Mon 9 July, Wed 11 July, Fri 13 July 2-3 or 3.30pm
|Price||New graduates: £7 - per workshop or £60 for all 10 plus all talks and refreshments
Dance artists: £9 per workshop or £75 for all 10 plus all talks and refreshments
Talks only - £2 per talk or included in cost of the mornings workshop
|More details|| Classes must be booked and paid for in advance
Attend whole series or individual sessions
To enable current professionals an opportunity to experience specific choreographers approaches, and to give graduates further opportunity to meet, talk, and move alongside dance artists currently working within the field, we will open up these workshops to 8 professional dance artists each day.