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

Applications to this programme are now closed

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.

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

For more information about Choreographers Observerships, please contact Andrew Hurst or Helen Laws: