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Choreographers Theo Clinkard and Sally Doughty will be opening the studio and giving insight into the devising process of This Bright Field and Renaissance; their respective new works.

This Bright Field

Conceived for a cast of 12 dancers and set to live music, this new company work follows recent large scale commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.

Theo’s creation process will further his interest in the bridging potential between role of the observer and observed, asking how we, as witnesses to the performed act, could experience dance through our own bodies. In turn, Theo will be working with a company to establish how their sensorial perception of their bodies, the space, the audience and each other informed and empowers their dancing. His aim with this work is to uniquely activate both performer and audience through use of scale and perspective and celebrate the subjective experience of the shared act.


Sally Doughty and Pete Shenton use their individual and shared memories to weave together dancing, talking, some more dancing and maybe some singing in this improvised performance, Renaissance. Made for larger scale venues, Renaissance challenges sterotypical notions of what improvised dance performance is and where it is performed. It is witty, thought provoking and beautiful, if Sally’s and Pete’s memories serve them well…

Commissioned and Produced by Dance4 supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and with support from De Montfort University.

Following a sharing of both works, Dance4’s Artistic Director Paul Russ with be in coversation with Theo and Sally.

This is event is FREE but booking is essential.

Duration: 1hr 30mins
Suitable for all

Open Studio
presented at iC4C

iC4C, Space 2
Nottingham, NG3 2AR

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