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Producing Dance

  • Oh - Creative Space Biscuit Factory, Studio 70, Block F, The, 100 Clements Rd London, SE16 4DG United Kingdom (map)

Producing Dance; A Panel discussion

Date & Venue confirmed
01.05.2019 | OH - Creative Space

Producing Dance Event

The panel discussion will bring up the dancer-producer relationship, the current struggles and explore the variety of producing possibilities. 

  • How can we find alternative producing methods 

  • how can producers support small to mid scale artists

  • what’s the artist needs within the producer role

  • how can artists support themselves and each other 

In 2018 the Swallowsfeet Collective undertook research into the needs and requirements of Independent Artists and their relation to wider trends through a survey which reached 70 International, Independent Artists who are working within the dance sector in the U.K. The intention for this was to diversify the ways we can provide artist to artist support; building a community by exchanging opportunities, working methods and raising up current artists needs.

We would like to invite you, our guests, our audience and participants to email us in advance with any additional questions or thoughts that you would like to come up in this discussion. If you would like to do so please email oopsfestival@swallowsfeet.com.

6:30 – 7pm: Doors & Bar Open
7 – 8pm: Panel Discussion with Q&A
8 – 9pm: Networking & Drinks

Panel discussion members & Biography’s

Nikki Tomlinson (Guest speaker)

Nikki is a producer, dramaturg and consultant based in London / East Sussex. From 2004-2019 she worked with Artsadmin, advising artists, curating an extensive artist development programme and public art commissions, developing European partnerships, producing Stacy Makishi and delivering projects in galleries and theatres locally, nationally and internationally.   Her interests are in performance and interdisciplinarity, advocacy for and with artists and widening access in every sense to experimental work. Recent freelance projects include producing Florence Peake's 3-year project RITE, culminating at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the De La Warr Pavilion, both in 2018. Nikki is currently collaborating in a range of ways with Florence Peake, Eve Stainton, Sung Im Her, Nic Conibere, Elinor Lewis and Dog Kennel Hill Project and is an Artist Adviser with Jerwood Arts. Her work as an artist is ongoing; projects include FOLLY (Toynbee Studios, 2018 & Bios Athens 2015) and DEW PONDER for Waterweek 2019.


Luisa Hinchliff (Guest speaker)

Luisa is currently Projects Producer at The Place.  She is part of the Producing & Touring team, focusing on supporting the creation of new work and increasing the number of small and mid-scale dance productions suitable for touring. 

Luisa has worked across a mix of dance and theatre organisations, including the National, Unicorn & Watermill Theatres, Perfect Pitch Musicals and as a freelance maker. As an independent producer she works with choreographer & film maker Wilkie Branson, and has guest lectured on MA producing courses at Mountview & Goldsmiths College. 

Sivan Rubinstien - Swallowsfeet Collective member & Event facilitator

Sivan Rubinstein is an independent dance choreographer, co-founder and director of OH-Creative Space, a new London studio at the Biscuit Factory and curator of OOPS festival in Brighton. She uses dance to uncover contemporary cultural issues and to empower a creative public conversation around them.  Her work has been presented at festivals and venues such as B.Motion Festival & Hangartfest(Italy); The Dutch Dance Festival(NDL); Arts and Humanities Festival (King’s College London), Sotheby’s, Sadler's Wells, Migration Museum, The Place, JW3, RichMix (London); Turner Contemporary (Margate); Dance4 & The Attenborough Arts Centre (Midlands). Rubinstein has been awarded the title of “Exceptional Artist” by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, selected by The Place for “Exit Visa”, their ‘emerging choreographer’ program, and chosen as the UK artist for Pivot Dance. She is also a member of the Swallowsfeet Collective who develops, curates and produces OOPS Festival (Brighton) in partnerships with Brighton University and The Old Market Theatre. sivanrubinstein.com

Jessica Miller - Swallowsfeet Collective member & speaker

Jessica is an independent dance artist based in Brighton, an outside of the box do-er and believer. Inspired by collaborative process and the act of bringing artists together, she founded Swallowsfeet in 2013 and initiated the formation of the Swallowsfeet Collective in 2015. She has since worked across a multitude of performance and self-producing contexts; currently with the Swallowsfeet Collective developing international dance and performance festival OOPS, with Sivan Rubinstein as co-director of OH Creative Space and performing and producing for site specific touring co. TickTock Bridget.

ABOUT SWALLOWSFEET (www.oopsfestival.co.uk)
Swallowsfeet’s ambition is to build artist-to-artist support by exchanging opportunities, artistic advice, running events, talks, online media and through our festival. We strongly believe in collective power and are driven to find more ways to support each other as independent artists in the UK.        

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