NEXT Choreography open call!
NEXT Choreography is a 6-month course for people aged 16–25, with and without dance experience, who want to experiment with dance and choreography. Weekly sessions will take place on Tuesdays, 6pm – 8.30pmat Siobhan Davies Studios (SDS) from 26 September, 2023 through 26 March, 2024.
Across two terms, participants will work with a series of facilitators – dancers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists – to explore and expand their creative practice. This course investigates choreography from many perspectives: from performance, to design, to practices that bring dance into dialogue with other fields, like activism, technology, architecture and more.
This is a collaborative learning space – offering a chance to question, challenge and nurture ways of making dance and choreography outside of formal education. Each session will take a different form – some will involve moving and dancing, some watching, writing or talking. All sessions will involve open research, collaboration and exploring the unknown. The group will work at SDS and will also travel together on trips to performances and exhibitions.
NEXT Choreography will be co-held by SDS’ Artistic Director Annie Pui Ling Lok and Producer Nancy May Roberts alongside experienced guest artists.
Whilst it is important that you have an interest in choreography – formal training in dance, movement or art is not a requirement. The course focuses on contemporary choreographic processes, but SDS encourages people with interests in many different dance forms and artistic disciplines to take part.
Regular course fees for the two terms are £280. Full and part bursary places are available. Please note in your application if you require a bursary to take part in the course. Bursary places can be provided for many reasons (e.g. low income, caring responsibilities, other financial pressures etc).
If you are interested in participating in NEXT Choreography, you will need to apply by 6 September. Click here for more information.