Choreographers Observerships…a unique and vital opportunity

Choreographers Observerships

“The Choreographers Observership Programme is a unique and vital opportunity; the chosen choreographers will be able to witness at close quarters the skills and creativity of an established professional at work.”

Kate Flatt, choreographer and movement director

Apply for the Choreographers Observership Programme

Deadline for applications is 29 May 2017.

The Choreographers Observership Programme enables choreographers to observe another choreographer of their choice at work between June 2017 and January 2018.

The choreographer being observed receives a modest honorarium of £300 for their time and to open their practice for up to two sessions.

© Scottish Ballet

Jamiel Laurence and Eve Mutso rehearse for The Hunchback in the Park as part of Christopher Bruce’s Ten Poems. Photograph by Andy Ross. © Scottish Ballet

One Dance UK’s Choreographers Observerships Programme was launched in response to demand from choreographers for opportunities to observe other artists at work, either to open up new areas of work, (for example in commercials, theatre or opera), or to learn from another artists’ creative practice.

How to apply:

(Applicants must be One Dance UK members)

1. Complete the application form online

2. Upload your CV
a) Click on the link:
b) Enter your name
c) Then follow the online instructions

•Deadline for applications is 29 May 2017, 12 noon
•Applicants will be selected by a panel chaired by One Dance UK
•Selected applicants will be announced on 16 June 2017

Apply for the Choreographers Observership Programme

All members of One Dance UK are welcome to apply for an observership.

Examples of choreographers who took part in previous years include:

  • Hubert Essakow, freelance choreographer, who observed Javier de Frutos, director, movement director and choreographer
  • Kanchan Maradan, Kathak performer, teacher and choreographer based in Manchester, who observed Akram Khan
  • Diane Alison-Mitchell, movement director and choreographer, who observed Liam Steel, director, movement director and choreographer

We are delighted to announce the choreographers selected for the 2015-16 Choreographers Observerships.

For more information about Choreographers Observerships, please contact Tomorr Kokona: