Artistic Director's Blog, 12 April 2018

Artistic Director's Blog, 12 April 2018

If seasons at Dance Base had volume control, then the next one would go right up to the max. This term has possibly been the most sought after ever, with over 40 applications for residency space/time. And to think, back in the day, we imagined four studios would be a total luxury and more than enough.

Between now and the end of June, absorb the amazing talents of our ever-evolving Associate Artists, and the wonky larks that are undeniably going to occur with Iona Kewney.

Our lucky DEBS (Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme) will arrive at the end of their year with us and their mentor Al Seed (see Al at the Tron in Glasgow next week).

The next mentors are White and Givan, a double treat for young graduate artists who are devoted to rigour and who have a genuine passion for a dance career. (Applications for the 2018/19 DEBS programme are now open and you can find out more here. The deadline is Monday 14 May.)

The Hidden Door Festival have made dance a feature of this year’s festival in a truly artist-led way, and we applaud that by giving free studio space to the invited artists next month. Bravo to all at Hidden Door for a great programme. Check out those fabulous Italians Colletivo (seen here a few festivals ago) and Hagit Yakira who was also here at Dance Base. I recall so clearly that she met the amazing Meredith Monk right here in our reception area. Such a wonderful moment. So happy to see our Associate Artists Claricia Kruthof behind the Hidden Door as well, along with All or Nothing and Janis Claxton.

Don't be a stranger – come along and enjoy our free residency classes and tell us what you want, what you think about new ways of moving and share with us the teachers/leaders you've enjoyed in and out of our lovely dance house.


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