Hundreds apply for new Compass Commissions

The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership has been inundated with applications for the first Compass Commissions, which closed to entries last week.

Over 140 UK-based dance artists and companies have applied to create three new pieces of work - one outdoor or site-sensitive; a theatre-based work and a piece aimed at a family audience.

Each commission will receive a package of support, including performance opportunities, rehearsal facilities and production time and technical support at Laban Theatre, as well as a commission fee of between £5,000 and £7,500.

Dance artists offered one of these exciting new commissions will benefit from the support and combined expertise of two of London's leading dance organisations. The distinctive facilities on offer at Laban Theatre, Laurie Grove and The Borough Hall will provide a dynamic incubation and production zone for the commissioned artists.

The Compass Commissions artists will be announced in May by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The two organisations have created a dynamic partnership to bring a fresh focus on dance in South East London; and Compass Commissions is a major part of a joint programme by the Partnership over three years.

All applicants will be contacted by 12 April, and shortlisted artists/companies will be invited to pitch their idea to theCompass Commissions selection panel the week commencing 22 April 2013.

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