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Studio Sessions is a presenter programme done in partnership between FABRIC and Dance Umbrella running since 2018. Studio Sessions 2023 introduced dance artists from England to promoters from the UK and abroad, with the ambition of brokering new relationships for international co-commissioning and future touring.

Four artists shared their works-in-progress at 2023’s Studio Sessions as part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2023, which was in partnership Studio Wayne McGregor. View more about the artists Studio Sessions below:

Theo Clinkard, Village

Choreographer and stage designer, Theo Clinkard uses the paintings of 16th-century Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder as a point of departure for Village, a large-scale work where history becomes a way to reflect us back to ourselves and a cacophony of moving bodies, startling design and resonant song make for an urgent widescreen dance event.

About Theo

Dickson MBI, Tellus

Tellus is an expression of appreciation for our mothers and the earth that sustains us all, and an apology for the destruction we have, and continue, to cause.

About Dickson

Rachel Bagshaw, Trio

Trio is a new piece of dance theatre that subverts our understanding of access; giving creative agency to the relationships between physical bodies, captioning and audio description. At times playful and sensual, other times manipulative and shapeshifting, three voices explore each other in a battle for dominance of the space.

About Rachel

Zoi Dimitriou, Boulevard Humaine

Boulevard Humaine is a new dance work by Zoi Dimitriou for 3 performers evoking the music Okho by Iannis Xenakis with additional counterpoint pieces by composer Sam Hayden. Created online and in person in Greece and the UK, Boulevard Humaine is a creative exploration of and response through dance to Xenakis’ themes and rhythms, alongside themes of interculturalism, belonging and the core question of how can we be different together.

About Zoi

This collaboration was possible through generous support from Arts Council England via the Dance from England programme

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Saturday 14 October 2023


Studio Wayne McGregor, London