Breathing Space was a co-produced programme between the Northern Arc Partners, a network made up of producers and dance organisations from the northern part of the South West.
Breathing Space 2o14 – a two-day retreat, Folly Farm, Pensford
“I switched from thinking about honest communication to thinking about useful and meaningful communications which sounds like a small shift but feels like a profound one!” – Participant
A collective of 14 dance makers, producers and directors from the northern sub-region of the South West came together under the nurturing facilitation of dance consultant, Sue Davies to deepen our understanding of each other’s roles, create a robust foundation to develop relationships and nurture discussion and provoke thinking outside of everyday business.
Visiting guest talker, Fiona Millward (then Co-director, Independent Dance) introduced the model of artistic feedback used by Independent Dance, based on the work of Liz Lerman.
Breathing Space 2016: Dancing with the Crystal Ball – a one-day retreat, Arnolfini, Bristol
“A reflective, insightful and positive day talking and thinking dance” – Participant
A collective of 18 dance makers, producers and directors from the northern sub-region of the South West came together once again under the nurturing facilitation of dance consultant, Sue Davies. A future facing day of presentation, provocation and debate to empower and inspire.
Visiting guest talkers included Karla Shacklock (Outside the Box Project) and Laura Kriefman (Dancing cranes) to talk about their work and the presence and facilitated discussion with Siobhan Davies, sharing her journey and provocative thoughts on the art form.
2014: Northern Arc in association with Pavilion Dance South West
2016: Northern Arc