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By Lucia Schweigert, May 24 2018 02:14PM

Yesterday I attended a fabulous, free workshop by FEU Training. These professional development opportunities are provided for members of Equity, the Musicians' Union, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers' Guild and really help us improve how we work, because there's so much more to being a dancer than just the dancing...


In the photo I'm taking advantage of working from home, and have a stretch while going through my notes from the course!


By Lucia Schweigert, May 10 2018 10:10PM

The creative process is a beautiful journey. Rehearsal is a great space for creativity, experimentation, practice, discipline and hard work. I am happy to now present two exciting Flamenco dances that celebrate life. I can't wait to revive my very first choreography and to premiere a completely new piece in a wedding performance for Unika Dance Events next week.


Soon I will get a promo video filmed and I can't wait to share this with the world.



By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 26 2018 09:38PM

Yesterday we hosted another Kaleidoscopic Arts work in progress sharing at Centre 151 and I facilitated the feedback session after the performances.


Lily Horgan and Charlie Dunne (Meta4) showed 'Swiss army knife' and Katy Jane Higgins (TOBY) showed 'Episodic86'.


At our work in progress sharings choreographers present work they are currently developing to each other as well as their invitees and other interested contributors. The sharing is followed by feedback to inform the development of a new work or continuation of an existing work. With financial support by Kaleidoscopic Arts and in-kind support towards space hire thanks to the on-going support by Centre 151, the choreographers' financial contribution is kept to a minimum.


Centre 151 supports artists in many ways. Check them out, if you don't know them already: http://www.centre151.com/


I enjoyed the works and even more the constructive discussion afterwards. It's very exciting to partake in others' creative process, to get an insight and to have the opportunity to contribute one's own thoughts.


If you'd like to share work and receive feedback, you can register on http://www.kaleidoscopic-arts.co.uk/register-for-wip-sharing


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 18 2018 08:56PM

Last week I had the huge pleasure to experience "Mesa + Helen Cox" by Inês Neto dos Santos & Helen Cox. "Mesa" is a project conceived by Inês Neto dos Santos and "challenges our encounters with art and creates platforms for creative conversation".


What I most enjoyed were the immense beauty of the whole evening. The design, the dance, the food. Everything came together to create such a gorgeous aesthetic experience. It was fulfilling and healing, and also simply incredibly yummy.


You can find out more about the project on Inês website and more about Helen's work on her website.


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 11 2018 09:38PM

I have learnt dancing with fan veils since last year and am really enjoying the freedom and breadth it gives a dance.

It's a beautiful feeling and looks great. Traditionally used in belly dance, I use it for contemporary and lyrical dances.

Fan veils come in many different colours, my favourite ones right now are these multi-colour ones.

This picture was taken on the banks of the river Thames in Greenwich with a view of Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs in London.


By Lucia Schweigert, Mar 15 2018 04:34PM

I think I've attended a fair share of workshops aimed at Start Ups and SMEs and I've learned lots from the many free and generously supported opportunities available. My favourites are those provided by the British Library's Business & IP Centre. They are very high quality and super helpful.


My other favourite took place last week and comes from a Start Up herself. My colleague Heather Jeffries has started bringing together the wealth of knowledge from her artistic and managerial expertise and now applies these to help others communicate their brand better through improved non-verbal communication.


I will post the link here, once her website is up and running. In the meantime, get in touch through me. Unless you feel you have completely mastered all aspects of non-verbal communication, I think you will benefit from Heather's wisdom.


By Lucia Schweigert, Feb 23 2018 09:50AM

The Independent Dance Management Network is an organisation for arts managers, artists, administrators, producers, promoters, programmers, consultants and agents working across the subsidised and commercial arts sectors in the UK.


Konstantina and I both joined in our capacity as producers of Kaleidoscopic Arts and as self-producing dance artists. I am already enjoying the benefits of this membership and have taken part in two useful, informative and engaging workshops. Join up and have a look, which events and benefits will support your career: https://www.idmn.co.uk/activity/training.html