Full-day Workshop

 Wednesday 18th June, 10:00 – 16:00

  £55 before 3rd June, £70 thereafter | Int/Adv | Age 18+


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Lost Dog formed in 2004 with the aim of creating work that is both theatre and dance. The company work with text, live music and movement and blend these elements to create work in which dance is framed by stories and characters.

“We began with an idea and we continue to wrestle with it, to say what needs to be said and dance the rest.”

The company’s first duet, Pave up Paradise, won first prize at the Burgos International Choreography competition, second prize at the prestigious Hanover choreography competition, and was bought and toured by Phoenix Dance Theatre as part of its Stories in Red 25th anniversary mixed bill. Their second piece, The Drowner, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company received a Bonnie Bird UK New Choreographers’ Award in November 2005.

Since then Lost Dog has created and toured four further full length works, Hungry Ghosts, which toured nationally and internationally in 2007/8, The Rain Parade which was commissioned by Dance Digital and toured in 2009 and Salvage, created at the Corn Exchange in Newbury and performed at British Dance Edition and the Brighton Festival 2010; and most recently Home for Broken Turns, which in autumn 2012 and 2013 completed a UK and international tour alongside It Needs Horses, which won The Place Prize for Dance in 2011. The Company’s newest work Like Rabbits will premiere at Brighton Festival 2014 having already been presented as a work in progress at Almeida Festival 2013.


Workshop Description

Led by Lost Dog’s Artistic Director Ben Duke, this workshop is an opportunity to explore Lost Dog’s unique approach to creating dance theatre. The day will begin with a warm up session followed by a chance to explore in more depth Lost Dog’s process of devising material.  We will explore how physical and vocal improvisation can be a tool for discovering scenarios and characters and how playing is not only a way of preparing ourselves for creating but also is a way of generating the work itself.  

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