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TALK 5: Shrink to Fit: Scalability and Adaptability

  • Function Room 1 & 2, Lighthouse Poole (map)

Shrink to Fit: Scalability and Adaptability 
3pm  –  4.30pm Function Rooms 1  & 2, The Lighthouse, Poole

Chaired by The Place’s Artistic Director Eddie Nixon, this panel discussion brings together artists, producers and programmers to explore:

  • What are the possibilities and challenges of creating or adapting dance for smaller scale or rural contexts? 

  • What are the key differences the Rural Touring Dance Initiative is making to artists, audiences and venues?

  • How might we develop new funding support for rural touring models?

Panelists include: Ben Duke (Artistic Director, Lost Dog), Carrie Whittaker (Co-Founder, Lîla Dance), Claire Marshall (Project Manager, Carn to Cove, Cornwall) Claire Smith (Project Manager, RTDI), Ginnie Wollaston (Independent Producer working with Shane Shambhu and Subhash Viman), Ian Scott (Former Executive Director, Artsreach, Dorset).

A chance to share knowledge, raise questions and consider creative solutions.

Photo Credit: Uchenna Dance's Hansel & Gretel at Hullavington Hall, Chippenham, Photo: Anna Durrant