Pairs - Gypsy Queen by Hope Mill Theatre followed by L'uomo by Anthony Lo-Guidice
Feb
19
7:45 PM19:45

Pairs - Gypsy Queen by Hope Mill Theatre followed by L'uomo by Anthony Lo-Guidice

Gypsy Queen by Hope Mill Theatre followed by L’uomo by Anthony Lo-Guidice

Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Victoria Firth attended the Artist as Entrepreneur (AAE) in the North. During these events, she had discussions with artists about how Lawrence Batley Theatre might programme smaller scale and new work, so this Curatorial Voice series of events is about exploring an answer to this. Other programmers will also be invited to these evenings in order to share developing dance pieces with them. Two of the pieces that she is presenting were shown at the showcase event during the AAE in Newcastle and one is an AAE artists work. 

Rob Ward - Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen is a critically acclaimed love story about two men who find each other in the most unlikely world; the world of professional boxing.

It explores LGBTQI visibility in sport, faith and sexuality and the notion of masculinity, played out with biting humour, heart and soul.

Anthony Lo-Guidice - L’uomo

L’uomo (translating in Italian as ’The Man’) is a short dance theatre duet centered around two men, entwining themselves through intimate gestures that interact and reciprocate the invitation to connect to another, examining what means to be touched, with at the heart of it, a play of hands. Hands testifying to trust, confidence and simplicity within the shelter of love.

Tickets: £8 - £14

To book, visit thelbt.org

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South West Symposium, Fest West 2019
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

South West Symposium, Fest West 2019

Thursday 28 February from 10am - 5pm

Wiltshire Creative in partnership with Pavillion Dance South West and the Surf the Wave project, Extraordinary Bodies and Diverse City, Circomedia, Activate Performing Arts, Theatre Bristol and Take Art are coming together with artists and industry professionals from across the South West to have meaningful conversations about pan arts practice (dance/circus/theatre/music/live art/visual art/film). 

A practical exploration of how sectors can work together to create work, ensure best practice, support artists and explore ways for programmers to develop knowledge/understanding of different art forms.

Speakers/sessions leaders include: Claire Teasdale (Executive Producer, Extraordinary Bodies), Nic Young (Artistic and Managing Director, Circomedia), Zannah Doan (Chief Executive, Pavillion Dance South West).

Book online here: www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk

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Déda – Presenting Dance
Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

Déda – Presenting Dance

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As part of Surf The Wave’s curatorial voice programme, Déda will be hosting a Midlands-based discussion with venues/festivals across the region looking at dance programming in all its glory. The session is a chance for programmers, marketing teams and/or learning departments to get together and discuss the issues surrounding dance programming, marketing and dance development, and begin to share ideas around creating our unique dance selling points and our local dance voice.

Hosted at Déda in Derby, the session will be a relaxed and open environment allowing for positive discussion and action to enable more dance to be presented across the Midlands. 

Outlined below is a draft schedule for the day, which includes lunch, tea, coffee and a chance to see one of the UK’s leading dance companies – James Wilton Dance, live.

11.30 Arrivals, tea and coffee served
11.45 Welcome and introductions
12.00 Discussion: challenges when programming dance
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Presenting Dance: presentation by Stephen Munn and discussion
15.00 Break
15.15 Marketing Dance: Déda marketing team presentation and discussion
16.15 Break
16.30 Dance and Projects: Clare Limb Déda Dance development and learning
17.30 Reflections, development opportunities and actions
18.30 Break
19.30 Performance: James Wilton Dance - STORM

We are inviting all attendees to stay and enjoy a drink & performance by James Wilton Dance.

If you would like to attend, please contact Phil Hargreaves at p.hargreaves@deda.uk.com

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Pairs - A Passionate Machine by Rosy Carrick followed by Eleutheromania by Alice Henry
Mar
26
7:45 PM19:45

Pairs - A Passionate Machine by Rosy Carrick followed by Eleutheromania by Alice Henry

Pairs: Passionate Machine / Eleutheromania

Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Victoria Firth attended the Artist as Entrepreneur (AAE) in the North. During these events, she had discussions with artists about how Lawrence Batley Theatre might programme smaller scale and new work, so this Curatorial Voice series of events is about exploring an answer to this. Other programmers will also be invited to these evenings in order to share developing dance pieces with them. Two of the pieces that she is presenting were shown at the showcase event during the AAE in Newcastle and one is an AAE artists work. 

Rosy Carrick
Passionate Machine

Winner of The Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence and Brighton Fringe’s Best New Play Award 2018, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation, time travel and finding yourself – literally.

Alice Henry
Eleutheromania

An exploration into the mental illness Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) through dance. The piece looks particularly at the inner monologue, rituals and actions of somebody who suffers with OCD, with specific reference to the different types of OCD such as contamination, invasive thoughts and checking.

Tickets: £8 - £14

To book, visit thelbt.org.uk

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Pairs - How to be amazingly happy! By Victoria Firth followed by Fawn by Lizzie Klotz
May
21
7:45 PM19:45

Pairs - How to be amazingly happy! By Victoria Firth followed by Fawn by Lizzie Klotz

How to be amazingly happy! By Victoria Firth followed by Fawn by Lizzie Klotz

Lawrence Batley Theatre’s Victoria Firth attended the Artist as Entrepreneur (AAE) in the North. During these events, she had discussions with artists about how Lawrence Batley Theatre might programme smaller scale and new work, so this Curatorial Voice series of events is about exploring an answer to this. Other programmers will also be invited to these evenings in order to share developing dance pieces with them. Two of the pieces that she is presenting were shown at the showcase event during the AAE in Newcastle and one is an AAE artists work. 

Pairs are specially curated evenings of discovery – each is a double bill of a theatre performance twinned with a short dance work.

Victoria Firth
How to be Amazingly Happy!

Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the one you imagined. In this big-hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy our heroine’s mid-life search for joy, identity and belonging features public
displays of playfulness, private truths and sheer bloody mindedness. Join Victoria as she asks – is it possible to be happy without kids?

Lizzie Klotz
Fawn

Why do we seek to please? And how? Complimenting, flattering, being obedient, doing something really well whilst remaining humble.

Fawn considers the act of pleasing as an instinctive response to fear, threat and failure. As a solo work, fawn draws parallels between the relationship of pleasing another, pleasing an audience and pleasing oneself – as a person, as a dancer and as a woman.

Tickets: £8 - £14

To book, visit thelbt.org

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One Dance UK Conference
Nov
24
3:00 PM15:00

One Dance UK Conference

One Dance UK Conference - Does Touring Work?
Sheila Creevey, Joe Bates, Georgia Geary, Grace Okereke 

This will be a working session that will surface the stories of touring dance across the UK, provide a space to encourage participants to reflect on their own practice, and engage in peer to peer discussion to move towards answering this key question “Does Touring Work?” with agency and co-responsibility. This session will be facilitated by Sheila Creevey, (Head of Performance, PDSW and Surf The Wave Project Director) with guest contributors from touring, producing and venue programming backgrounds.

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