Library of People
The Library of People is a collection of peers and professionals from different fields, whose expertise and intelligence local dance artists can access in one-to-one meetings.
The ambition is for the Library of People to grow into a goodly group of people whose collective wide-ranging experience and interests are a resource that those working in dance in Bristol can easily access.
In order to test how this will work, we begin with four people in our Library and will increase the collection over the course of the project.
You can read below about who is in the Library, what they do and a bit about what knowledge they can share and support you with.
If you are an artist working in dance and think you would benefit from a one-to-one meet up with someone from the Library, drop us a line to let us know who you would like to arrange a meeting with and why you would like their support: email@example.com
Please note - Access to the Library of People is free of charge and you can access a maximum of 4hrs of meeting time.
Laura Dannequin is a dance artist/maker whose work manifests across performance, installation and print. She has dedicated much of her practice to performing and collaborating with a range of choreographers and performance makers in the UK and across Europe. She is associate director at Still House, was a recipient of a Leverhulme scholarship in 2017/18, and she is currently studying Body-Mind Centering through SOMA (France) and EMA(UK).
What I can offer:
Laura works as an assistant/dramaturge/outside eye/choreographic consultant/sound-board with a growing number of artists; she was Artist Support Associate at Theatre Bristol in 2016-2017, offering a wide range of support to fellow artists including through the fundraising process to supporting/guiding the creative process.
She hopes to continue to use and share those skills as part of the Library of People.
Katie is Executive Producer of Production Studio, Kaleider. She has worked in arts/cultural management and producing for over 20 years. Before Kaleider, Katie was Co-Director of Theatre Bristol. She has also worked as a freelance producer & consultant, a creative producer for Theatre Bristol, General Manager of national and international touring company Volcano Theatre Company and Special Projects Officer at the British Council, Arts, managing the British Council Showcase in Edinburgh and organising tours by leading UK companies to South East Asia and the Middle East. Katie is also Chair of Puppet Place.
What I’d like to offer:
Strategic planning, business models, partnership working (in arts and culture and beyond).
Producing, national and international touring.
In short: plotting to find the resource you need
Dr Jess McCormack
Jess Mccormack is a practitioner researcher working across dance, theatre and performance. Her research on choreographic processes incorporates practice-as-research and critical theory. Her current interests include choreographic practices in verbatim dance-theatre, community dance practices, sited performance and adaptation, translation and cultural transferences. She works in the
Department of Theatre at the University of Bristol, UK.
What I can offer:
Being a critical friend, sounding-board, signposting to people/organisations, performance making, performance with and for young people, applied performance.
Producing dance performance and participatory projects under the ReStaged moniker, Katy Noakes is an arts professional of over twenty years’ standing. An independent producer and project manager, Katy works with organisations and artists and specialises in creating, developing, facilitating and producing dance works with engagement at their heart. Valuing inclusivity and audience development, Katy creates pathways and productions that build bridges between dance genres and audiences, re-positoning dance in unusual places to new audiences.
Coming from a background in arts development, marketing and journalism Katy can advise on:
Small / mid scale touring
Working with communities
Work in the public realm
Building creative teams