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WILD: Research and development project


WILD is an new project aimed at young children and their families, looking at our shared history as wild creatures and the impact that modern society has on us as individuals and the planet as a whole. 


This phase of the project forms the very beginnings of what will be a project that will tour to theatres, festivals, and childcare and educational settings, including performance, workshops, CPD and educational elements. 


As part of the research and development phase, a group of international collaborators will spend three weeks exploring and creating content in the studios at both the Place (London, UK) and Yorkshire Dance (Leeds, UK). For the duration of the project, choreographer George Fellows will be working with a dancer, two writers, a dance movement psychotherapist, a body psychotherapist, an ancestral skills/forest school expert and a dramaturg to develop a new solo dance piece intended for young audiences. 


Three statements about WILD, written by George, which go into more detail about the project can be found here.

As a company we are trying to improve our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices. Throughout the project, we will be working with an EDI mentor and an advisory group of diverse artists to act as critical friends (particularly throughout the dancer selection process) who will support the development of our EDI practices.


Choreographer George Fellows

Dancer/choreographic collaborator Bun Kobayashi

Writers Natasha Tucker & Kevin Tucker

Dance movement & body psychotherapy consultants Clare Osbond & Tim Brown

Ancestral skills consultant Lucy O'Hagan

Dramaturg Lou Cope

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Mentor Titilola Dawudu

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion advisors Aby Watson, Bakani Pick-up, Kimberley Harvey, Rosie Heafford & Takeshi Matsumoto

Creative Producer Louise Hodgson

WILD is supported by The Place as part of their Choreodrome Artist Research Residency Programme and Yorkshire Dance, and has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England.

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