• Jerwood Choreographic Research Project Selects Grant Recipients

    30 September 2013 Funding & Industry

    Announced in June as a new funding model supporting choreographic research, and taking a deliberately broad and open view of what constitutes 'choreography', the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project has announced the twelve projects that will receive a share of a total £123,000.

    Fighting off the competition from 417 total applicants, the selected projects are an eclectic mix, including contemporary folk dance, audience-centred instruction-based performance, close-up choreography for for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder, and a project focusing on the (remembered) movements of older people living in sheltered housing or care homes.

    Among the successful applicants are two who'll explore choreography in circus movement: Paul Evans, who will investigate 'the affect of physical aspects of aerial circus on the voice', and Tamsin Fitzgerald, who will research 'the creation of a multi-sensory outdoor dance experience targeted at 19-35 year olds, referencing club culture, circus and performance'.

    For a full list of the successful projects see here.