Special Projects

The BENCH

2015-18

The BENCH is a three year programme that has been developed in direct response to serious concerns about the lack of equality currently faced by female choreographers within the contemporary dance sector. The BENCH  offers female choreographers working within the UK Arts sector an opportunity to participate in a 9 month programme of training, discussion, debate and mentoring, all within a bespoke and creative framework.

Mentors leading the 2015/16 programme are: TAMSIN FITZGERALD, KATE FLATT, ROSIE KAY, LIV LORENT, SHARON WATSON and CHARLOTTE VINCENT. The inaugural Bench Programme culminated with The BENCH Event. The five mentors alongside Keynote Speaker (award-winning playwright, author, broadcaster and critic) Bonnie Greer OBE took part in The BENCH Event in Birmingham on May 17, 2016.

Mentors leading the 2016/17 programme are: TAMSIN FITZGERALD, KATE FLATT, ROSIE KAY, LIV LORENT, SHARON WATSONCHARLOTTE VINCENT and CAROLINE FINN.

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THE BENCH FELLOWS 2015-16 WERE:

JENNIFER ESSEX,  REBECCA EVANS,  LEE GRIFFITHS,  RACHEL ERDOS, ELLA MESMA

Ella Mesma Mentoring

Find out more about Ella Mesma's mentoring with Charlotte Vincent as part of The BENCH 2015/16

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