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The Jerwood Studio is a major creative initiative developed by Sadler's Wells in partnership with the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The programme provides the artistic space, support and resources dance artists need to explore ideas and form new relationships outside of their tightly scheduled performance and production commitments.
Since its launch in 2006, the Jerwood Studio has produced a wide range of award-winning productions such as Russell Maliphant’s Afterlight, Javier de Frutos and the Pet Shop Boys’ The Most Incredible Thing, and Gallim Dance’s Fold Here. The Studio has helped to develop artists and their networks to the benefit of the wider arts ecology and audiences all over the world.
The Jerwood Studio provides research and development opportunities for dance artists to collaborate with professionals from other art forms.
Projects supported through the Studio do not have the pressure of imminent performance dates in the calendar; they may be tentative and exploratory and involve the development of new collaborative relationships.
Since 2006, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has supported 32 collaborative projects and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin, Clod Ensemble, Gallim Dance and Tal Rosner, Hofesh Shechter, and Martin Creed. Despite the research focus of the programme, most of these projects have subsequently progressed to mid or large-scale production, either by Sadler's Wells or through other commissioning organisations in the UK and overseas.
As part of the Jerwood Studio, a number of public talks took place, presented in the Lilian Baylis Studio. These ran from 2008 – 2011 and were curated by writer and dramaturge Guy Cools. Throughout the series, he spoke with artists and choreographers such as Alain Patel, Rosemary Butcher and Jonathan Burrows, about their work and how it relates to other fields, such as philosophy, science, medicine and anthropology.
In January 2013, the first two seasons of talks were collated into a series of books, available for purchase in the Sadler’s Wells shop. The books won the overall design award at paper company Antalis’s 23rd annual print design awards in 2013.
Director, Jerwood Studio: Eva Martinez
For any enquiries please contact:
Emily Jameson Project Manager
We are delighted to announce that Jerwood Studio funding has been confirmed for the eighth year running from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. This has directly supported professional development and new explorations of over 32 projects, many of which have gone on to be presented on Sadlers Wells stage.