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ARTS PRACTICE EVENT
Ahead of performances of WASTELAND at Tramway on 14 & 15 June, The Work Room & Tramway are partnering to host a workshop with Gary Clarke Company exploring community engagement in performance.
A close look at how Gary Clarke Company works with communities in professional work and the intricate processes behind this. Gary will use his award winning work COAL (which engaged with over 100 women and numerous brass bands nationwide) and Wasteland (which will engage with over 70 male singers and numerous brass bands) as case studies for this element. Gary will look at legacy, life changing experiences, respect and protection and the journey through from recruitment to performance. There will be practical work including warm ups, improvisations and creative explorations. Ideal for people wanting to work in and with communities. Gary will deliver the workshop alongside Alistair Goldsmith, Company Associate and Performer.
Workshop fee includes a performance ticket for Gary Clarke Company’s WASTELAND on either 14 or 15 June.
To book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which date you would like attend the performance.
About Gary Clarke:
Gary Clarke is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent dance artists. He has established himself as a respected choreographer whose work has toured both nationally and internationally to critical and audience acclaim.
Gary’s own company has received many awards and accolades including a UK Theatre Award and a Critics Circle National Dance Award (for COAL).
For other companies he has created large-scale work for Opera North, Sky Arts, Cultural Olympiad and Hull City of Culture as well as touring work for Ludus Dance, StopGAP Dance Company, Anjali Dance and Akademi, the latter for whom his work The Troth won The Herald Angel Award and the Summerhall Lustrum Award.
Gary has worked prolifically with companies and choreographers of international standing including Lea Anderson’s The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre, Liv Lorent’s ballet LORENT, Candoco Dance Company / Jerome Bel, Retina Dance Company, Nigel Charnock + Company, Bock & Vincenzi, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Productions, New Art Club, Javier De Frutos and Wendy Houstoun.
He has also worked on a number of Blockbuster feature films such as World War Z featuring Brad Pitt and The Mummy featuring Tom Cruise.
In 2018, Gary Clarke received an Honorary Fellowship from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and became the Honorary Vice President of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, alongside his COAL collaborator Steven Roberts.