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Charlotte Spencer Projects

Our work is motivated by interests to engage with important social and ecological questions and to find ways to express those enquiries through intimate live encounters with audiences. We often make performances for unusual spaces. Through each artistic project we strive to build community by inviting people to re-encounter their bodies and their environments through action and participation.

We are perhaps best known for our performances through headphones: Is this a Waste Land? (2017) made for vast disused urban spaces; and Walking Stories (2013) a group audio walk for parks.

Our work has been presented nationally and internationally with a wide variety of partners, in lots of different kinds of spaces including Dance Umbrella (2015 & 2017), Brighton International Festival, Greenwich Dance, Tramway - Dance International Glasgow, Siobhan Davies Dance, Coastal Currents - Hastings, Turner Contemporary - Margate, Jerwood Gallery - Hastings, Salisbury International Festival, Festival Plages Des Danse (FR), Festival DDD (PT), Deep Roots Tall Trees - Corby. We are currently working with Sadler’s Wells, Dance North, The Place, Wellcome Collection and South East Dance on new projects.

Charlotte Spencer is a choreographer, teacher, curator, mentor, performer. She was recipient of a Bonnie Bird Choreographic Development Award in 2020. She was a Sadler’s Wells Summer University Artist 2015-18, and Artist Activator at Greenwich Dance 2014-17. Charlotte has worked closely with Siobhan Davies Dance since 2010 on a variety of projects, notably leading Next Choreography 2014-16 - their choreography programme for Young People. She was a priority artist for Dansce Dialogues 2 2012-14 and Tour d’Europe des Choreographes 2010/2011. Charlotte trained at London Contemporary Dance School. She is also in the midst of building a house in Brighton.

James Keane is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and improviser. He trained at Trinity College of Music. Orchestrations include work for Murray Gold (BBC, C4 & films), John Browne (ROH), Paul Clark (Katie Mitchell), Steve Blake (Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs), WNO Chorus and Vincenzo Lamagna for Akram Khan’s new English National Ballet piece “Creature”. James has worked with Clod Ensemble since 1995 and performed internationally with Hofesh Shechter Company since 2010. He has composed for Charles Linehan, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Lost Dog, Youth Music Theatre UK, Lizzi Kew Ross, Struan Leslie, Flexer & Sandiland, Rachel Birch-Lawson, Summit Theatre, Graeae Theatre, Circus Space, House of Create Films and Joss Arnott Dance. He works regularly with Theo Clinkard and wrote the music for his piece for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2015.

Petra Söör is a dancer, maker and facilitator. As a freelance performer her work includes Fevered Sleep, Charlotte Spencer Projects, Simone Kenyon, Tino Sehgal, Robert Clark, Albert Quesada, Aletta Collins, Anna Williams, Vera Tussing, Carrie Cracknell and the National Theatre. Petra also researches her own practice within a diversity of contexts and environments; alongside solo endeavours often proposing collective and collaborative processes. Projects include This Walking in the Dark, Sleeping a Walking Mountain, Bodies of Rock, Mud and Water, Undanced Dances. She is also evolving her interest in non-formal outdoor education, listening practices and a person-centred approach to movement and different modalities of touch to support health and wellbeing.

Antonia Grove is an independent artist with a career in the contemporary dance sector spanning 23 years. After graduating Rambert School she joined Rambert Dance Company, and went on to perform with companies including Random Dance, Bonachela Dance Company, The Cholmondeleys, Charles Linehan, New Art Club, Fabulous Beast, Clod Ensemble and Vincent Dance Theatre. Antonia founded the dance theatre company Probe in 2004 and has produced and performed 6 touring productions to date. She presently works as a lecturer, choreographer, dramaturg, mentor and facilitator.

For more information about Charlotte Spencer Projects:
Instagram & Twitter: @C_S_Projects
Facebook: /charlottespencerprojectspage


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