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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, 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, 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, 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, May 16 2016 05:59PM

I have recently written the first entry in our new series. It's a reaction to Isabel Allende’s Ted Talk ‘Tales of Passion’ from March 2007 in which she “discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion” (Ted Talks).


Read it in the ArtsKaleid blog.


By Lucia Schweigert, Apr 21 2016 05:07PM

As an opener to a new series for our ArtsKaleid blog, I have written a text entitled 'Feminism, Kaleidoscopic Arts and our place in this world'. The posts in the series will be short posts about inspiring, exciting and informative TED Talks and will always be about women, art, dance, social issues and politics in one combination or another.


Read 'Feminism, Kaleidoscopic Arts and our place in this world'.