Coffee Morning: Producer Series – Diversity


Chisenhale Studios
11am – 2pm-ish
Friday 29 July
Free – no need to book just turn up

Coffee Morning
Rant. Chat. Eat.

Hosted by Emma Frankland.

What do we mean when we talk about diversity?
Who is diverse?
Am I diverse enough?
Who gets to decide?

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 artists, these are forums for exploring ideas, discussing, ranting over coffee and cake.

The third session will be facilitated by theatre maker and performer Emma Frankland, an award winning theatre maker and performer, and director of None of Us is Yet a Robot – a contemporary performance company that create work based on transgender identities & the politics of transition. In recent years her work has been focussed on issues around gender and identity (relating to her own transition as a trans woman) and politically motivated performances. Her most recent piece, Rituals for Change, is a live art/theatre performance that explores the body and the felt experience of change through a series of devised rituals. Emma is an associate artist with Coney, a regular collaborator with Chris Goode & Company and regularly works as guest performer or dramaturge for others including: Camden People’s Theatre, Rachel Mars, Pink Fringe and Wild Works. She is a two-time Fringe First award winner and Total Theatre Award nominee. Throughout her work, there is a shared theatrical language that focuses on honesty, action & a playfully destructive DIY aesthetic.

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.

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.