Coffee Morning: Producer Series – Access

Chisenhale Studios

11am – 2pm-ish
Friday 8 July
Free  – no need to book just turn up

Coffee Morning
Rant. Chat. Eat.


Hosted by Nadja Dias

Is Access an afterthought or opportunity for artistic, creative and audience development?
Whose responsibility is it to provide accessible performances? The artist/ producer or venue?
What impact does Access provision have on budgets?
Who is it for? – audiences, communication or making friends?

You need not bring anything but yourself. And maybe some cake.

Chisenhale Dance Space will be hosting a series of Coffee Mornings for producers and self-producing artists to address themes related to producing work in the current dance and performance climate. Born out of a producer event held at Chisenhale Dance in January this year, these events will provide an opportunity for more in depth and open discussion on different topics affecting producers. Facilitated by a range of producers and prtists, these are forums for exploring ideas, discussing, ranting over coffee and cake.

The second session will be facilitated by Independent Producer, Nadja Dias. Nadja has over 10 years’ experience working internationally for organisations and artists including Candoco Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, Nigel Charnock, Gecko and Liverpool Biennial. Nadja is currently working with Scottish multi-disciplinary artist Claire Cunningham and Joan Cleville Dance. Nadja will bring her experience of producing tours for companies and independent artists on a national and international level, in traditional and non-traditional settings, and supporting artist development and learning projects.

Please note: this event will be held at Chisenhale Studios, located next to Chisenhale Dance Space, the building is fully accessible. BSL interpretation is not provided but please get in touch to notify us of any access requirements before the event and we will do our best to make adjustments.

020 8981 6617 

We would like to thank: Chisenhale Studios for the use of their space, and the The Chesterfield cafe (345 Roman Rd, London E3 5QR) who are kindly donating a cake for this event.

Future dates: 29 July

About Coffee Mornings

The Coffee Mornings at Chisenhale Dance Space were initiated by Gillie Kleiman, an independent dance artist and proud member of the artistic community around the organisation, as a way in which dance-makers and -doers could talk about the relationships between issues of production, public policy and the politics of the cultural industries and the artwork that they are making and doing. The events are open to all artists and arts practitioners, whether or not they associate themselves with Chisenhale. We sit around the kitchen table and eat and talk. There have always been people there who know each other as well as those who don’t. There is a loosely-held format which includes a writing-up of the facilitators’ thoughts after the meeting Initially Gillie started off each time. Now the Coffee Mornings are led by different dance artists or artists’ groups each time and from 2015 Gille handed over the running to Hamish MacPherson, also a member of Chisenhale Dance Space.