TEST Workshop

TEST Workshop

South East Dance in partnership with Dance4
Application Deadline: 
Friday 6 October 2017 5:00pm
Image credit: Florence Peake, Remake. Photo: Christian Kipp. Dancers: Katye Coe and Rachel Gildea

Dramaturgs support artists to develop thinking and vision as they create their work. TEST is a two-day workshop for choreographers/makers and developing dramaturgs interested in exploring the value of involving a dramaturg or dramaturgical practice in choreographic work.

Working with South East Dance Guest Dramaturg Martin Hargreaves, you will explore dramaturgy as a process and product-shaping practice. You will be challenged creatively and introduced to tools that can be used in the process of making work and in the framing and presentation of work for audiences.

You will work together with Martin to understand the creative possibilities and opportunities of 'thinking dramaturgy'.

"Shake(s) the ground under your feet...(which) is exactly what an independent artist needs to keep growing (and) developing" 2016 Participant

TEST is part of South East Dance's Dramaturg in Residence programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with bursaries for travel and accommodation supported by Dance4.


Details of workshop weekend:

Date: 11 - 12 November 2017

Location: Dance4's iC4C, 2 Dakeyne Street, Nottingham, NG3 2AR

Fee: All successful participants will receive a travel and accommodation bursary of £100 provided by Dance4. Please note at least one attendee will be selected from the East Midlands. 


To apply please fill in this online application form.

If you have any questions or would like an alternative application format you can email hannah [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk or call the Dance4 office on 0115 924 2016.

Deadline for applications: Friday 6 October 2017 5PM.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 October 2017.

Please note we encourage applications from artists and dramaturgs who identify as disabled and/or are from a BAME background.



Martin Hargreaves is a dramaturg, writer, and performer and his teaching and research practices range between boredom and hysteria. His primary interests are in the recent history of contemporary dance, queer performance arts, and camp misunderstandings. In 2003 he was awarded a PhD for his thesis entitled 'Performativity, Spectrality, Hysteria' and from 2003 to 2013 he was editor of Dance Theatre Journal. He has worked recently with Pablo Bronstein, Boris Charmatz, Nicola Conibere, Florence Peake and Yvonne Rainer. Martin is also Director of Undergraduate Programmes at London Contemporary Dance School and a visiting lecturer in Performative Practices at DOCH, Stockholm.

TEST is Produced by South East Dance and hosted by Dance4. It is part of South East Dance's pioneering Dramaturg in Residence programme, funded by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.