Outside the Studio: Producing Your Work with (or without) a Producer

Thu 27 Jun 2019
12:00 - 14:00
Free. RSVP to: reception@danceireland.ie

In this Outside the Studio session, led by Lara Hickey, we will look at the relationship between a Producer and choreographer and the impact this partnership can have on a production. She will also be joined by dancer & choreographer Lucia Kickham who will share her own experiences on producing her work.

Lara will give a talk and then lead a discussion about the role of the producer, the importance of understanding the producer / maker relationship and how to get the most out of your available budget for production support. Looking specifically at the various elements of project management during development, performance and on tour nationally and internationally, this session will focus on discovering what kind of support dance artists need and how to articulate those supports in a successful producing relationship. 

This session is open to Dance Ireland members and their collaborators.

About Lara

Lara Hickey is an Independent Producer working in the arts and creative industries in Ireland since 2007. 

After graduating with a degree in Political Science from Trinity College, Lara worked as a stage manager before joining the Rough Magic SEEDS Programme as a Trainee Producer. Since 2009, Lara has produced work with many independent theatre companies and artists including Rough Magic, THISISPOPBABY, The Corn Exchange, The Performance Corporation, HotForTheatre, THEATREclub, Playgroup, Barabbas, Fast & Loose, Calipo and festivals including Tiger Dublin Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Galway Arts Festival, Kinsale Arts Festival and was a participant in Six in the Attic; a resource sharing initiative of the Irish Theatre Institute in 2011 and 2012. 

From 2012 to 2016, Lara worked at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre as Associate Producer. While at the Abbey Theatre, Lara was responsible for developing an extensive national and international touring programme including co-productions with national and international artists Liz Roche Company, Dublin Dance Festival, Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Royal Court Theatre and Headlong (UK). While at the Abbey Theatre, Lara also produced an exciting and varied programme of Irish and international visiting artists, companies and festivals on both the Peacock and Abbey stages.

About Lucia

Lucia Kickham​ is a Dublin-based dance artist performing and collaborating internationally since  2011. Trained in The Netherlands, she has worked with  TRASH(NL), Liz Roche Company, John Jasperse, Philip  Connaughton, Maria Nilsson Waller, junk ensemble, Ciotóg, Catherine Young, Laura Murphy and Nightstar  Dance Company. ​Lucia has performed in Dublin Dance Festival, Belfast Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and toured throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands. Lucia has undertaken intensive training with David Zambrano in Flying Low & Passing Through and has a keen interest in group dynamics within improvisation, composition and teaching environments. This, alongside her training in the traditional Japanese Martial Art Bujinkan have greatly influenced her approach to efficiency of movement within dance.In recent years she has been a recipient of residency awards from Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane Cork and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her first evening length work On.Pulse. premiered in Spring 2017 supported by the Arts Council..

2016. Lucia is Associate Artist with Liz Roche Company 2018/19.

For further information:

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