Wainsgate Dances

Wainsgate Dances

31/01/19 - 31/01/20
00:00 - 23:59

Wainsgate Dances is an international artist led project curated by Charlie Morrissey in collaboration with Rob Hopper. It includes workshops, residencies, performances and other events and is based at Wainsgate Chapel just outside Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire.

It’s a place where artists come together to explore and question what dance can do, and an experiment in finding new models of resourceful and sustainable artist-led development and production.

Here’s a little snapshot from 2018

For 2019, Charlie received funding from Arts Council England to support the programme.

Charlie and Rob Hopper curated 10 residencies with artists including: Roberta Jean, Samir Kennedy, Hannah Buckley, Seke Chimutengwende, Hannah Sullivan, Lucy Suggate,  Mark Bleakley, Claricia Kruithoff, Anushiye Yarnell, Gillie Kleiman, Janina Rajakangas, Neil Callaghan

In 2019 there were workshops with artists including Katie Duck, Karen NelsonGaby Agiss, K.J. Holmes Thomas Goodwin, Wendy Houstoun, Charlie Morrissey and Katye Coe, Ben Wright; Seke Chimutengwende.

In June as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Wainsgate Dances hosted a weekend of performances from artists including Jonathan Burrows, Katye Coe, Francesca and Matteo Fargion, Wendy Houstoun and Charlie Morrissey.


OPEN PRACTICE… These sessions are facilitated by Charlie Morrissey and happen 9-10am each morning when Charlie is at home in Yorkshire. Next sessions 3rd-6th and 9th-13th December.

WAINSGATE WINTER DANCES – A sort of party with short performative interventions, interruptions and contraventions; + food by Rob and the awesome resident artist Al on the turntables; and a generally warm and welcoming Wainsgate atmosphere awaits…
A great line-up of short and sweet performances from artists including…
Katye Coe
Jake Daniels & Liam Morgan
Thomas Heyes
Wendy Houstoun
Rachel Krische
Charlie Morrissey & Andrea Buckley
Mary Prestidge & Philip Jeck
Hannah Sullivan

Katy Hewison has been at Wainsgate together with a group of dance artists working with children from Old Town Primary School as part of her Improplay  project

Theo Clinkard spent a week at Wainsgate developing a new work The Century Project with dancers including Steph McMann, Samir Kennedy, Connor Scott, Lauren Potter, Leah Marojevic, Bun Kobayashi.

Bakani Pick-Up Company was in residence for a week working on a new piece with Theo Clinkard in October.

Candoco Dance Company are supporting Mark├ęta Stranska and Charlie Morrissey to spend a week together in the studio at Wainsgate next Spring.

More details can be found on the Wainsgate Dances Facebook page.

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For information and to book for workshops, contact Rob Hopper at robhopper@aol.co.uk

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