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The Female Choreographers’ Collective

Posted on March 28, 2013

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bj rachharry bigThe Female Choreographers’ Collective (FCC) will hold the first of a two-part forum at Laban Theatre on April 23. The Experiment asks the audience to watch six works, three by male and three by female choreographers – without knowing who made what.


The audience will be given short, anonymous questionnaires to fill out. The answers will be collated and distributed before an all-day seminar at the Laban Theatre later this year, with guest speakers, a panel discussion and breakout sessions.


The FCC’s Holly Noble said: “There is the perception by the dance industry that it’s easier for male dancers to dominate the choreographic landscape in the UK because they receive more support and promotion.” The Experiment’s audience will be asked what encourages them or puts them off seeing performances, from reviews and publicity to genre and subject matter, and whether they have conscious preferences when it comes to male and female choreography.


Tickets for the first part of The Experiment are available from the Laban Theatre box office on 020 8469 9500 or from the Trinity Laban website. See for more information.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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