Surf Generator Seed Support: Jane Mason & Tim Smithies

Jane Mason & Tim Smithies

Surf The Wave are supporting Jane Mason with partner Tim Smithies - Carn to Cove and Villages in Action - with £3,500 in Seed Support to invest in testing new relationships and models for presenting dance in rural touring venues.

Jane is working in partnership with Tim Smithies, director of Carn to Cove, to explore placing her dance work Night Flying (in collaboration with David Williams) in a rural touring context.

Tim and Jane met at the Surf The Wave intensive in Bristol in 2018. Tim then came to see Night Flying live, and they developed an email conversation around the potential challenges and rewards of presenting experimental dance work in rural contexts.

The £3,500 seed fund enables Jane to: pitch her work to rural programmers through C2C contacts, creatively adapt it for rural spaces, build new relationships with rural touring programmers, support a mini rural tour (as part of wider touring) and informs understanding around potential new audiences for her work.