We are excited to announce that our cornerstone youth programme, Next Choreography 2018/19, will be delivered at both Siobhan Davies Dance in London and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.
Through workshops that encompass the themes of Discovering, Making, and Sharing, Next Choreography encourages up to 15 participants, aged 16-24 years, to develop interdisciplinary choreographic practices. Valuing the role of enquiry-led learning and critically positioned outside of formal training, Next Choreography is an invitation for young people who are choreographically curious, regardless of previous formal dance training.
We have appointed our two Next Choreography Facilitators for Siobhan Davies Dance and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead:
Alexandrina Hemsley, Siobhan Davies Dance
Alexandrina has been performing and choreographing in London and internationally since 2009. She believes in dance & the body as a site for expressing felt and embodied politics. The forms her artistic work takes frequently morph in order to present her concerns within shifting frames and contexts. As a result, her works have intercepted live art, dance, dance for camera, dance criticism and visual art. She collaborates with Jamila Johnson-Small as part of Project O (2011 onwards, Sadler's Wells New Wave Associates) and Seke Chimutengwende (2016 onwards) on a new piece of work Black Holes.
Alexandrina has taught dance and choreographic workshops to a variety of groups and settings. She currently assists in Magpie Dance classes, is an MA supervisor at The Place and is visiting a tutor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Gillie Kleiman, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gillie Kleiman is an artist living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work starts from interests in dance and choreography and manifests in performances, texts, and events, presented in venues and festivals associated with dance, live art, theatre and visual art, nationally and internationally. As well as possessing degrees in dance and performance, Gillie is near completion of an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD in choreography at University of Roehampton. She has previously received the danceWEB Scholarship, was supported by Artsadmin’s Artist’s Bursary Scheme in 2013-4, took part in the first Sadler’s Wells Summer University, and is an associate artist at Dance4.