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The Place Announces Choreodrome 2019 Artists

8 Apr 2019

One Dance UK member, The Place, holds a unique position within the dance industry which allows them to offer artists at every stage of their career the chance to experiment and stimulate innovation. Through the Choreodrome programme, choreographers are encouraged to explore new artistic territory via two strands:

  • Research Residencies, where artists are commissioned to explore new creative ideas with no pressure to have a finished product at the end
  • Research Workshop, where artists can work with a ground-breaking facilitator to further their artistic skills.

For the first time this year, Choreodrome also includes a new Startin’ Point Research Residency Commission, jumping off the success of the Startin’ Point Festival created and curated by Hakeem “Mr Impact” Onibudo in 2018. The Startin’ Point Research Residency Commission supports artists who identify their work as rooted in dances of the African Diaspora.

The artists who are part of this year’s Choreodrome Research Residencies are:

  • Anders Duckworth
  • Elinor Lewis
  • ERRATICA
  • Eva Recacha
  • Eve Stainton
  • Janina Rajakangas and Neil Callaghan
  • Mickael Marso Riviere
  • Robert Clark
  • Ruby Portus
  • Subathra Subramaniam
  • The Yonis
  • Thick & Tight

Startin’ Point Commission Research Residency artists are:

  • Jamaal Burkmar
  • Kloé Dean
  • Tyrone Isaac-Stuart
  • Kate Scanlan

Wellcome Collection are also partnering on the scheme, offering research residencies to selected Choreodrome artists in their unique Reading Room. Wellcome Collection is a museum and library connecting science, medicine, life and art. Here, the artists will have a chance to engage with the visiting public and the contents of the Reading Room’s collection as they explore their choreographic ideas.

Taking up the Reading Room Residency at the Wellcome Collection are:

  • Cathy Waller
  • Elinor Lewis
  • Mickael Marso Riviere
  • Rob Clark
  • Subathra Subramaniam
  • Thick & Tight

The Choreodrome will be running from 22 July – 22 September 2019. It is part of The Place’s range of development opportunities designed to nurture talent and facilitate the growth of independent artists’ creativity and businesses, from graduation and throughout their careers.

For further information visit: https://www.theplace.org.uk/choreodrome-2019-artists