We’re very excited to announce that Claire has been selected to be one of The Place’s Associate Artists on its Work Place Development programme. Joined by fellow dance artists Amy Bell and Vicki Igbokwe, the Work Place programme gives artists space to create and reflect, and platforms for performance. Claire will be working on a new piece to be premiered in 2019.
Eddie Nixon, Director of Theatre & Artist Development at The Place said, ‘I’m thrilled that we will be working with Amy, Claire and Vicki to support the development of their ideas. Each artist has a very distinctive voice. Amy is an intelligent, rigorous maker who has provocative, compelling things to say about gender and identity. Vicki has a dynamic, energetic movement language which mashes up house, contemporary and African dance styles and Claire has long impressed us with her smart, delicate, generous work.’
Claire Cunningham, said ‘I’m delighted and honoured to become a Work Place artist, for the space, time and opportunities this will allow me to develop with The Place and the community of artists, students, producers and audiences I see interconnected there. I’m excited by the possibilities for rich conversations and shared spaces. This opportunity is offered at a point in my career where, as a maker, I recognise my practice has shifted and my modes of research and learning have changed.’