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In 2023, we hosted CROWD residencies on our Nottingham and Birmingham sites. Chelsea Gordon (UK) and Hubert Mielke (DE/PL) were in residence with us in Birmingham.

Another 10 artists came together in pairs for two 2-week residencies hosted by the partners for the third year of the CROWD – international dance exchange residency programme.

Prior to their residency in Birmingham, Chelsea and Hubert had spent time in residence together at TanzFaktur in Cologne, Germany. They then came together for a second residency in our Birmingham studios, continuing to exchange knowledge around community focused dance supported by Birmingham based facilitator, Adam Carver.

The Birmingham CROWD artists and their facilitator visited Nottingham towards the end of their residency to extend dialogue on community practice with the Nottingham artists, Bakani Pick-Up (UK) and Shaquille George (NL) and their facilitator, Usha Mahenthiralingam.

You can explore all the residencies further on the blog. Here, our artists, facilitators and partners share insights into their work, their artistic practice, and the time they spent together.


Artist Reflections

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