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By Lucia Schweigert, Sep 19 2017 12:02PM

Contracts for the independent contemporary dance sector


29th September, 10am – 12noon, arrival from 9.45am

Centre 151, 151 Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL

Downstairs meeting room


We have invited guest speaker Thea Stanton, communications co-ordinator at ITC - Independent Theatre Council, to join us. She will speak to us about choreographers’ legal rights, correct rates and conditions and about negotiating contracts.


Next, we will have a look at the contracts in use in the independent contemporary dance sector at the moment and analyse what’s good, what’s missing and what needs improving. The outcome will be a template that emerging artists can use in their actual practice! In the absence of templates suitable for independent artists at this stage of their career this will fill a gap and help artists behave professionally from the outset.


It will be our most exciting and forwards-pushing workshop yet. Join us when we write a small piece of history!


Looking ahead: For our 8th meeting we have invited a guest speaker from Equity and we will explain in realistic ways and step by step how to act when you find yourself in a work situation in which you feel exploited or unfairly or even illegally treated. Watch this space for the date and time tbc soon.


Tickets must be booked in advance by Wednesday, 27th September, and cost £3 + a 30p booking fee. Get your tickets now: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/415327


This small fee helps us cover our administrative costs for running these events.


By Lucia Schweigert, Jul 27 2017 10:01AM

One year ago I started thinking of a new work with the working title 'grief' and since then it's developed beautifully. You can still follow the development on Twitter, by searching the hashtag #wtgrief. After lots of research and gathering inspiration and a few rehearsals, I joined Ensemble Perpetuo in a one-day residency and together we worked on ways to truly create a new concert experience by including dance in a chamber music concert.


Since then I have developed choreography which has now been presented during the most recent Blue Cloud Scratch Night on Friday, 21st July.


It was a very valuable experience as you get to perform your work while still in development and then receive feedback from your audience, which you can use to inform the continued development of your work.


I'm very grateful for the opportunity to create this work and for the support of Ensemble Perpetuo, Cloud Dance Festival and Blue Elephant Theatre.



Photograph: Jeremy Henderson
Photograph: Jeremy Henderson

By Lucia Schweigert, Jun 28 2017 01:34PM

Maya Pindar was one of the five reviewers who attended the fourth Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform last month. It was our most successful platform yet and we couldn't be happier! You can see impressions from the platform on our Facebook page.


I was very happy to have the opportunity to show 'Living with Sin' again and to receive valuable audience feedback, footage and reviews. Five reviewers attended the showcase, among them Tia Asterope and Maya Pindar. You can read their reviews following the links below.


Read Maya's full review.


Read Tia Asterope's review.


Kathy Richardson performing in 'Living with Sin'. Photo by Liz Gorman.
Kathy Richardson performing in 'Living with Sin'. Photo by Liz Gorman.

By Lucia Schweigert, Mar 25 2017 06:27PM

The 4th Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform will take place on May 19th! It is once again part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. We've been successful in securing funding from the Wandsworth Arts Council and we're embarking on a Crowdfunder campaign in April.


We will showcase choreography by Helen Cox, Jayne Port and Feet off the Ground Dance and also my work 'Living with Sin' will be on again.


There will also be a photography exhibition curated and co-created by Elisabeth Schilling.


Find all information and buy tickets on www.kaleidoscopic-arts.co.uk/fourth-platform


Join us for an informal and intimate night where you can be close to the dance and gain deeper insight into the artistic process.

By Lucia Schweigert, Nov 24 2016 07:54PM

Last week Margarita Gómez and I used the dramatic light and lovely location of Café Berlín in Santiago to film material for a new work with the working title "Berlin". What does 'home' mean to you?


A few days later, again at Café Berlín, I performed "Berliner Lieder", improvisations to songs about Berlin, as part of "100 en 1 día" Festival Santiago.


Thank you to Margarita and Cristobal Koch of Café Berlín.

By Lucia Schweigert, Mar 22 2016 11:40PM

From our third Kaleidoscopic Arts network meeting I have created a write-up in two parts.


We invited all attendants to think back at the opportunities they had taken part in and to share their experiences with each other. Each and every opportunity is valuable and useful and has great advantages, but it may not fit everyone’s needs. The purpose of the meeting and the write-up is to invite choreographers to think proactively about the opportunities they apply for and to make informed decisions.


Find part I here and part II here.


Happy Easter and end of the first quarter of 2016! May the rest of the year bring great opportunities and the ability to take full advantage of them!


By Lucia Schweigert, Mar 15 2016 07:36PM

Despite the fact that dance schools along with many other schools, shops, restaurants and organisations are mostly closed during February I was lucky to find two great intensive workshops with Rodrigo Chaverini Hernández, where photographer Gian Franco Costa took this wonderful shot during an improvisation.

By Lucia Schweigert, Feb 19 2016 05:40PM

After being absent from writing since graduation, I have now taken it up again and I'm looking forwards to making regular contributions to the ArtsKaleid blog in addition to our blogger Cecilia's work.


Find our blog at artskaleid.wordpress.com


Read my write up of our second network meeting with guest speaker Julia Gleich about "making it" as a choreographer, notions of success and lots more here