Coffee Morning
Tuesday 12 September
11am – 2pm-ish

Always free
Rant. Chat. Eat.


Hosted by Danielle Teale

Danielle Teale hosts a coffee morning with the aim to open a discussion with artists delivering and making work at the intersection between community, participatory, integrated or socially engaged practice. Asking questions such as; How do artists describe their practice? What is their perception of artistry and the impact that their own artistic voice has on the process and experience for their dancers? How do they engage with an artistic practice whilst also making it relevant, accessible, and subscribing to principals of best practice? Do these questions enter into their artistic process? Can we ensure that artistic integrity is placed at the heart of current dance training or professional development for the future development of emerging artists?

This informal discussion will form part of an ongoing ‘artists conversations’ project that Danielle is developing with independent artists in community conscious dance practice in order to form networks and discuss current issues and areas of interest or concern in their practice. If you are interested in these questions or to find out more, come along and join the conversation!

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

Danielle Teale recently presented ideas relating to this research at the International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference in Bristol. Read more here:

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.

Supported by Chisenhale Dance Space’s Allotment Fund.

Coming Next: 3 October, Soup Kitchen for Soul hosted by Catherine Hoffman (CDS Artist Member)

Image: Hamish MacPherson based on design by Karen Lambæk