Annie Vicky Sarah Take More Space

AVS Take Space. Photography by Matt Grayson, 2017

AnnieVickySarah is back - an ambitious project that brings together unique voices with a shared vision as three female artists come together to make, play and share!

AnnieVickySarah (AVS) was created in 2016/17 to explore how working collectively can push the individual and shared artistic practice of three exciting emerging artists working inclusively - Sarah Blanc, Annie Hanauer and Vicky Malin.

During the first iteration of this project, AVS Take Space, each artist was given the opportunity to work on their own creative ideas with other dancers, mentors and one another in a series of workshops, classes and choreographic research. The work was then presented at an evening of new works-in-progress presented on 13th May 2017 at The Place theatre.

In 2018/19, the second iteration of AVS Take More Space, will continue to interrogate each artist's choreographic ideas through a series of week-long Labs throughout the UK. Hosted by partners, EXIM Dance (Plymouth), University of Cumbria and Shropshire Dance, the Labs will provide an opportunity for local artists and practitioners in these regions to work in an inclusive environment to investigate new ideas with AVS, as well as develop their own inclusive practice.

As part of the project, Luke Pell (maker, curator and dramaturg), will work with Annie,Vicky and Sarah to reflect on each Lab and establish the role of this innovative project moving forward.

About the Lab

Each week will include a morning daily inclusive technique class, followed by an afternoon of creative exploration. AVS share a foundation of inclusive practice from our combined 30 years of experience, and with these Labs want to promote the rich and supportive environment we have encountered when artists from different backgrounds and experiences come together.

This immersive week will offer a space for each participant to challenge themselves, strengthen networks and deeply engage with an artistic process. Lab weeks are appropriate for emerging dance artists or professionals aged 18 and older, disabled and non-disabled, who are interested in exploring dance as an art form.

Lab 1: 22nd - 26th October 2018 in Plymouth (hosted by Exim Dance Company)
For more information and to book, click here.

Lab 2: Dates to be confirmed in Cumbria (hosted by University of Cumbria)

Lab 3: Dates to be confirmed in Shropshire (hosted by Shropshire Dance)

More about the artists:

Sarah Blanc is an award-winning performer and choreographer based in London. She has worked across all areas of Candoco’s education programme since 2007, and is co-leader of the Candoco Youth Company at The Place. She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, an all-female inclusive dance theatre company that has toured successfully since 2014.

Annie Hanauer worked with Candoco from 2008-2014. She is an independent performer, teacher and maker, currently working with Rachid Ouramdane and Emanuel Gat. She has also performed with Lea Anderson, Wendy Houstoun, and Boris Charmatz, and leads classes and workshops at home and abroad.

Vicky Malin worked with Candoco from 2008-2014. She performs with Exim Dance company in Plymouth and is working with young people at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre to create an inclusive performance. She mentored the first inclusive performance company in Yerevan, Armenia from 2013-2015 and has been collaborating with choreographer Dinis Machado since 2014. She is a certified life coach and recently gained a Masters in Creative Practice.

Watch the teaser from AnnieVickySarah Take Space


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This project is supported by Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts

Production Details

  • Year : 2018
  • Concept, Choreography & Direction: Sarah Blanc, Annie Hanauer and Vicky Malin