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Talking frankly about making dance at small scale....and touring

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Arena Theatre

Wulfruna Street

Wolverhampton

WV1 1SE

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Ginnie Wollaston and Linda Saunders are two experienced arts professionals with backgrounds in dance management, programming and producing artists and presenting them in venues.


Increasingly we see that the current models don’t work for artists or venues. This matters and we want to do something about it. But, before we undertake any feasibility research, we’d like to explore some of the key themes with artists, programmers, producers and other sector partners in the Midlands. This event, at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton from 4.30-6.30 on Wednesday 22 November, is an opportunity to join the discussion with a range of people involved in making and presenting dance at the small scale:


  • The money – for R&D//rehearsing//touring//for artists//for venues

  • Making the work – how long does it take?//when is it ready to tour?//getting feedback//the arbiters of quality

  • Programming and presenting – what do programmers need from artists?//how do programmers choose work?//how often is dance programmed?//technical challenges//one night or more

  • Audiences – who are they?//are they different for early tours?//how do we grow them?//how do we retain them?//what do they need to know?


The learning from these discussions will be used to develop a programme of research and a feasibility study with independent dance artists working in the Midlands region. The study will evaluate current interventions to identify what makes the difference for small scale dance making and touring in the Midlands.


This event is followed 7.30-9.30 by Morph Dance Company's Gamechanger. This premiered to great acclaim at Deda last month. You are very welcome to join us at this for £5 a ticket. Please use the code gamechanger50 and purchase through Arena Box Office https://wlv.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578959

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