portfolio: TEACHING & FACILITATION / PRODUCING & DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCING & DEVELOPMENT

2017-current: 'They Gather

Role: Producer and fundraiser for this tri-national independent dance and sound interdisciplinary  project. www.theygatherproject.com

 

2017-current: Manchester Dance Consortium

Role: Producer and fundraiser for Manchester Choreolab 2017. www.mcrdansortium.com

2009-2014: Dance Manchester

Role: Dance Development Officer (job-share)

2005-2008: Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy

Role: Special Projects Coordinator and 'Rio Jam' Development Facilitator.

2005-2006: 'Accented Body', Director / Producer Cheryl Stock

Role: Curatorial Assistant

2000: Ausdance Queensland

Role: Administration Assistant

DELIVERY OF ARTIST TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

2019: HWY Festival La Boite Theatre Company

Role: Delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The Personal is Political'.

2019: Supercell Festival Of Contemporary Dance

Role: Co-delivery of 'They Gather' masterclass: Part 1, The People is Political'.

 

2019: Dance Manchester

Role: Delivery of day-long workshop supporting choreographic skill development of community dance group leaders.

2017: Pro Active

Role: Class Facilitator for Dance Manchester's professional class programme. Delivering Contemporary Dance Technique.

2013: Dare Dance

Role: Delivery of weekend intensive for dance, music and digital artists in Cumbria, to introduce skills in dance and interactive software Isadora in collaboration with Andrew Crofts.

 

2011 & 2012: The Place Summerhouse

Role: Delivery of week-long workshops series in dance and interactive environments with Andrew Crofts and Joseph Lau.

 

2010: ‘Unaccompanied Pilots’ 

Role: Mentoring emerging dance artists in the development of solo works as part of Z-arts artist development programme.

 

2007-2008: Expressions Dance Company 

Role: Regular delivery of company class.

 

Guest Company Class delivery:

Ludus Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Tasdance, Dancenorth Australia and the cast of Opera Queensland Pearl Fishers

 

2005: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

Role: Delivery of week-long summer intensive: ‘Creating new movement for physical theatre'.

Belarus Free Theatre

Role: As Choreographic / Movement & Rehearsal Director on various works, Bridget is responsible for delivering regular training to the ensembles she works with that responds to the demands of the work being created  and supports the wellbeing of the ensemble members.

Out of the Blue Productions

Role:  Workshop facilitation

> Co-delivery of 2 days of physical  ensemble awareness and physical improvisation development workshops with Manchester Camerata.

> Co-delivery of workshop with music students and staff at University of Salford.

DELIVERY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

2018 to current: University Of Central Lancashire

Role: Visiting lecturer in dance and theatre & performance studies. 

2016-2017: Manchester Metropolitan University

Role: Visiting lecturer & guest workshop delivery.

2013: Roehampton University

Role: Visiting lecturer 2013: ‘Creating Event Spaces’ an MA Choreography unit.

2010-current: University of Salford

Role: 2010-2011: Lecturer in contemporary dance technique.

Role: 2015-current: Guest delivery of workshops in career development, choreographic practices, dance in Australia and dance in digital environments.

 

2000 & 2005-2006: Queensland University of Technology

Role: Delivery of ‘Arts Foundation Studies’, ‘Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum’ and mentoring international MFA students.

 

2001-2002, 2007-2008: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts

Role: Delivery of Contemporary technique, Jazz, Fitness for dance, World dance studies and tutoring in academic written and communication skills.

DELIVERY ON CENTRE'S FOR ADVANCED TRAINING

2016: Yuva Gati (South Asian Centre for Advanced Dance Training)

Role: Guest delivery of contemporary dance technique during October intensive

2015-current: National Centre for Circus Arts - Centre for Advanced Training

Role: Delivery of a weekly contemporary technique dance class in Manchester

2009-current: The Lowry Centre of Advanced Training in Dance

Role: Regular delivery of contemporary technique, creative, contextual / appreciation, conditioning & choreographic studies classes, tutoring/ mentoring students, creation of new works and support artist / rehearsal direction on works by Joss Arnott, Akram Khan Company and more.

DELIVERY IN YOUTH, COMMUNITY & IN-EDUCATION CONTEXTS

2016-2017: Dance sessions for Home Educated youth ages 4 to 14 run by Dance Manchester

Role: Facilitator.

 

2009-2013 & 2015-2017: STRIDE 

Role: Support Artist, Rehearsal Direction & Arts Awards delivery

A young men’s (10-20yrs) dance project run by Dance Manchester and artistically directed by Company Chameleon. Performances including The Lowry (Salford Quays), British Dance Edition (Birmingham), Heilbron (Germany), Urban Moves International Dance Festival 2010 (Manchester) and Victoria Baths.

2005-2008: Expressions Dance Company 

Role: Delivery of Intermediate/advanced community classes and guest schools workshop delivery.

2005-2008: Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy

Role: Development Facilitator and delivery of ‘Rio Jam’ a unique programmme for children 4-12years combining Latin, street and contemporary genres.

Role: Guest workshop delivery in classical, contemporary and partnering techniques for Latin and Tango dancers.

Festival workshop delivery:

> UDance NW at The Lowry (4 editions since 2012 including facilitating 'The Body Of Us' workshops, Dance in Interactive Digital Environments, Dance in Site and on Wayne McGregor / Random Dance 'Mind and Movement'),

> Powerkidz at the Brisbane Powerhouse (2005, 'Pulling Faces – Making Dance' and 'ShuffleIt'), and 

> The Out fo the Box Festival (2000 The Dance Tent').

 

Early and Secondary in-education delivery: 

> Cledford Primary School for The Lowry, Corinda State High School, St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School and Indooroopilly Montessori Kindergarten.

2006 - 2008: MAD Dance House

Role: Delivery of contemporary and modern technique classes.

 

1997 - 2008: River City Dance

Role: Delivery of jazz, contemporary and classical techniques.

Role: Choreography of solo, duo and ensemble contemporary and jazz works.

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