Now in its fourth year, The BENCH is going on the road…
Are you a female choreographer looking to power-up, progress and make a change? Join 2Faced Dance Company and guests at Kala Sangam this April for a one-day, bitesize edition of their game-changing programme: The BENCH.
Together we will address issues, make actions and leave with enhanced skills, confidence and knowledge to make the next move.
Rebecca Evans / Digital Collaborations. How to utilise the skills you have as an embodied practitioner to understand their relevance and worth in digital spaces. We’ll introduce tools and ways to re-evaluate the collaborative process with digital artists/creative technicians and break down barriers if people are feeling intimidated about introducing digital elements in their practice.
Louise Katerega / The Art of Access. Information, inspiration and conversation around the importance of making dance performance accessible - both as a route to fresh audiences and as refreshment for the roots of our practice.
Ella Mesma / How we deal with conflict in the studio. Looking at the psychology and interpersonal skills needed to manage relationships.
And Alex Croft / Mind Your Language! An interactive session looking at how we talk about dance and individual practise – what do you need to say and how do you need to say it to have maximum impact?
Set up in direct response to serious concerns about the lack of equality faced by female choreographers within the dance sector, The BENCH Bitesize features an inspirational key-note speaker, invited contributors and sessions from BENCH Alumni talking about their own experiences and careers, and group problem-solving / change-making exercises.
The BENCH Bitesize runs from 11am – 5pm at Kala Sangam, Bradford on Saturday 13 April and costs £20 to attend*. Following the event, delegates are invited to stay and attend Crackle. Dust. by Company of Others for a ‘pay what you decide’ performance.
Can’t make it to Bradford? The second BENCH Bitesize event will be happening on Saturday 1 June at the University of Surrey. More details and booking information will be available soon. Be the first to hear about it by joining our mailing list - simply complete the form at the bottom of this page.
*Attendance fee includes a light lunch and refreshments. A small number of dependence bursaries are available upon request. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org