Let’s Talk … is a great chance to find out more about, and chat with, some amazing dancers who work with Hull Dance.
The sessions are via Zoom so you can ask questions and share your thoughts as the sessions take place. If you would rather just listen that is fine too.
Look out for the next series!
Series one - Summer 2020
A Chance to Meet 7 of our Partner Artists
You can catch up with the 7 chats, in handy bite size sections, or watch the whole session if you have more time.
Creative Collaboration: Dance and Visual Arts
Jo Ashbridge is a Hull-based performer, choreographer, dance teacher and events
producer. She studied HND Physical Theatre at the University of Salford (2003) and BA honours Dance at Liverpool John Moores (2006).
Since then she has had a varied career in dance both in Hull and the Northwest; working in dance & health settings with MDI and Movema Dance Company (Liverpool) and working extensively as a Community Dance Practitioner and Dance Maker/Performer in partnership with Hull Dance, MDI, Yorkshire Dance, Absolutely Cultured and Hull City Arts Unit.
Her work began to take a more collaborative approach in 2014: winning Turn Prize (hAbArts, Dance Manchester & Contact Theatre) for solo dance & digital projection piece Going places, producing Danza! Collaborations – a performance event involving 25 artists of different artforms from Hull & Yorkshire, and later co-founding performance company Tamar & Jo with fellow dance maker Tamar Draper, which focuses largely on collaboration with costume design. With Tamar & Jo she has performed at Freedom Festival Hull, Yorkshire dance’s No Dress Code, SLAP Festival York, and hAb Arts’ Emergency Manchester, and received mentoring from Lea Anderson MBE and Wendy Houston (DV8, Forced Entertainment).
Jo’s session will look at collaboration between dance and visual artforms: film, digital projection and costume. She will talk about and show examples of her work in this area, including her prize-winning solo and digital projection piece Going Places, music video for The Swimmer by Cinematic Orchestra’s Phil France, and work by performance company Tamar & Jo, who have recently collaborated with costume designer Sophie Donaldson (Royal Opera House, Trinity Laban, The Place). She will also talk about her event Danza!
Collaborations and how it facilitated collaborations between dancers and artists of a wide range of artforms, as well as opening up a discussion and Q&A around the subject.