The two artist-producers engage in a conversation, sharing their experience in creating structures and contexts for artist support within dance and live art.
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2012 and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School and Dance Umbrella.
Jane Greenfield has been an active member of the international performing and live arts community for over 20 years. Her career is best defined by her 11 year Directorship of the internationally acclaimed NOTT Dance Festival during which time she established the work of artists such as Jérôme Bel, La Ribot and Xavier Le Roy firmly in the UK. An independent producer since 2005, Jane Greenfield is currently Co-Director of London based producing company Home Live Art and has recently developed a curatorial role in the visual arts and heritage sector, working as Contemporary Arts Officer for the National Trust.
Steven Brett was born in Australia in 1965, and began dance training at the age of 11 in north Queensland and later at the Victorian College of the Arts and Australian Ballet School. He was offered a place in the junior company, NDTII by Jiri Kylian of Nederlands Dans Theatre in 1986. In 1988 Steven joined Rambert Dance Company, under Richard Alston where he stayed as a dancer for ten years, later working with Christopher Bruce. In 2000 Steven was appointed Associate Artistic Director to Christopher Bruce, a role he remained in during the first years of Mark Baldwin’s time as Artistic Director. In 2004 Steven joined the British Council where he worked as a projects manager and advisor for drama and dance with responsibilities for Western Europe, Latin America and Southern Africa. In 2008 he was appointed Executive Producer of Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival of Performance, the UK’s largest artist-led festival of experimental theatre and live art. Steven currently runs the Nightingale Theatre in Brighton, a small development and residency space and 50 seat theatre. He works as assistant to Christopher Bruce, setting his pieces on companies in Europe and America. He also freelances as a creative producer, mentor, teacher and consultant.
As published in 2012.