The Creative Collective is a new opportunity for up to 14 young artists (aged 15 – 19), looking to develop their own artistic work as composers and choreographers.

Creative Collective participants will have the opportunity to develop their individual choreographic or composition skills, as well as develop skills in collaborative practice and creating performance work.

The Creative Collective will be mentored by professional composer Mark Bowden and choreographer Bethan Peters, to create new, innovative and challenging pop-up performances across Lewisham as part of the annual Lewisham Live Festival, and at the Tate Modern as part of the Tate Exchange programme in February and March 2018.

 

Lewisham Live Explodes

The Creative Collective forms part of Lewisham Live EXPLODES, an initiative started in 2017. The programme enables musicians and dancers to extend their skills, commitment and progression so that they have an opportunity to specialise and develop into choreographers or composers, perhaps professionally.

 

Project Dates 2017/18

This year, the Creative Collective sessions will run at the Laban Building in Deptford, and at the Tate Modern, on the following dates and times. Ideally, you’ll be available for all of the dates listed. However, if you would like to take part but you aren’t available for some of the dates, please get in touch with us directly to discuss this further. We expect a minimum of 80% attendance. 

DATE TIMES DETAILS

Sunday 19 November

09.30h - 15.00h

First meeting/audition:

A chance for prospective composers and choreographers to meet our professionals

Sunday 26 November

09.30h - 15.00h

Creative Days:

Collaborative days for composers and choreographers to devise work together

Sunday 3 December

09.30h - 15.00h

Sunday 28 January

09.30h - 15.00h

Sunday 11 February

10.30h - 15.00h
Wednesday 14 February

10.30h - 15.00h

Tate Exchange:

Industry Day

Thursday 15 February

10.30h - 15.00h

Creative Day

Saturday 17 February

10.30h - 15.00h

Tate Exchange:

Collaborative ideas-sharing, performances and feedback on work developed alongside other young artists

Sunday 18 February

10.30h - 15.00h

Sunday 4 March 09.30h - 15.00h

Creative Days:

Collaborative days for composers and choreographers to devise work together

Sunday 18 March

09.30h - 15.00h

Monday 19 March

16.00h - 21.00h

LIVE AT TRINITY LABAN

Tech and Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday 20 March

16.00h - 21.00h

LIVE AT TRINITY LABAN

Performance

 

How Do I take Part?

Applications for the Creative Collective are now open.

To be part of the Creative Collective you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged between 15 – 19 years old
  • Live, work or learn in Lewisham
  • Have at least 4 years’ experience of attending music and/or dance classes/courses
  • Have a passion for composing/creating your own music, or choreographing for dance
  • Be excited about working collaboratively with other young artists
  • Be inspired to develop your own artistic work as a composer or choreographer

 

Applications

Composers: Please complete our composer's application form before Sunday 5 November 2017. You may also submit one of your own compositions by video, sound or notated music file to support your application. More details about how to do this are included in the online application form.

Choreographers: Please complete our choreographer’s application form before Sunday 5 November 2017. You may also submit some of your own choreography by video to support your application. More details about how to do this are included in the online application form.

Project Fees

£50 per person - full fee
£25 per person - 50% sibling discount
£15 per person - pupil premium

If you foresee any problems in paying this fee, please do contact us to discuss alternative options.

Contact

For more details, contact: