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Following many years working as close collaborators, Theo Clinkard and Leah Marojevic are currently conceiving a series of duet scores to perform together in galleries, museums and other non-theatre spaces.
Whilst they are in Hebden Bridge developing the new work at Wainsgate Chapel, they will to use the weekend to open up their practice and share their working methods and thinking with other movers.
Together they will be creating a warm and focused space for participants to engage in imaginative and sensory enquiry and collect together as a group.
Each day will begin with a class that aims to bring attention to the perceptive experience of the space, each other and themselves before inviting participants to discuss and embody some of the ideas that are a central to their work together, including scores they are developing for the new duets.
Leah originally from the UK, spent three months with Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dance in Melbourne, Australia 2013.
Leah was the recipient of the Australian Council for the Arts, ArtStart Grant in 2015 and received the Orloff Family Trust award for ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in 2013.
Leah is a contemporary dance artist who performs, makes performance, writes, teaches, directs and artistically supports other dance makers.
Leah collaborates regularly with Theo Clinkard and Colette Sadler, and has worked with choreographers, visual artists and companies; Sarah Browne, Mirjam Gurtner, Candoco Dance Company, Clod Ensemble, Seke Chimutengwende, and Becky Hilton among others.
Choreographer, dancer and designer, Theo Clinkard spent 20 years as a performer before launching his own company in 2012.
He has swiftly built an international reputation for creating compelling and visually arresting works that explore the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance.
His works span small to large scale theatres as well as non theatre settings with company pieces include Hell Bent, Ordinary Courage, Of Land & Tongue, Chalk and This Bright Field. Clinkard’s commissioned works include Somewhat still, when seen from above for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and The Listening Room for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba.
Clinkard is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome, Dance4 and an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University. He is currently conceiving 3 new company works and planning his commission for Candoco Dance Company.