|News from Dance in Devon
Meet our new administrator
Lizzy Humber has joined the Dance in Devon team as our new administrator, she will be working from our Dartington base on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lizzy has previously worked with Wide Awake Devon, Jane Mason, Blind Ditch and Burn The Curtain, and continues to work in Devon as a independent producer, performer and community artist. Lizzy is also a keen cyclist and is hoping to combine this love by organising rides with other local artists to have creative conversations in the Devon countryside.
Lines of Enquiry
We are pleased to announce a new artist development offer from Dance in Devon. Lines of Enquiry offers dance artists a user-friendly framework within which to navigate their own professional development. There are Four lines of enquiry to follow, please click here to learn more about the options that will suit your individual needs.
Bursaries available for dance artists to work with a producer
The Dance Scaffold Project aims to enable dance artists in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon, to work with a professional producer to move forward with their work. If you are a dance artist based in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon you can apply for a bursary of £300 to fund 3 days working with a producer.
Watch This Space January 2014
We would like to thank everyone who came to Watch This Space at Exeter Northcott on the 23rd January 2014. We had performances from 6 brilliant choreographers giving us an exceptional snapshot of the contemporary dance being made in the South West right now:
"The Northcott Theatre was a total joy to perform in and the audience atmosphere was encouraging and appreciative. To share the evening with such wonderful creative participants was an honour and something very special to be a part of." Polly, 3rd Stage Dance
"It was really useful to shape a fragment of Life Forces for the Watch This Space platform. It's a full length piece working closely with performer Phil Smith towards autumn touring." Jane Mason
Please continue to follow these choreographers: Richard Chappell 3rd Stage Dance Company Jane Mason Exim Dance Company Julia Thorneycroft Dance James Finnemore
(Image by Kevin Clifford)
15 Young Choreographers from across the country came together at Dartington Space on the 18th and 19th January 2014, for a development weekend led by Kevin Finnan, MBE, Artistic Director of Motionhouse. Creative Shed was hosted by Dance in Devon and supported by Pavilion Dance South West. We have received brilliant feedback from the young choreographers:
"The level of intensity that we worked at has definitely enhanced the way I make dance and will help me with my future projects. Thank you again for the weekend - it was a very well organised and enjoyable event, as well as being such a fantastic opportunity." Jasmine
"I feel I have learnt an array of different techniques that will help me to experiment with my movement ideas, allowing me to create more interesting choreography that is a true expression of my own ideas and movement vocabulary." Esme
We are about to embark on our new wonderful project and it’s still growing! Since we announced our funding from the Big Lottery to work in four residential homes in Teignbridge and South Hams, we have been able to extend the reach to Tavistock and Crediton with support from the Dulverton Fund and Public Health Development Fund. The following practitioners will be working across Devon to delivery this project:
Sue Smith and Tamsin Bone: Newton Abbot
Ruth Bell and Sarah Farrow-Jones: Bovey Tracey
Susanna Oxenham and Katie Kelsey: Dawlish
Jules Laville and Sarah Farrow-Jones: Ivybridge
Rosie Perdikeas: Tavistock
Sue Way: Crediton
The practitioners will be developing a programme of dance activities giving older people in residential care access to a quality arts experience as participants and audiences.
(Image by Photo taken by Katie Kelsey)