• New Art Club - Cupid’s Revenge

    Photo by Zoe Manders

  • Anatomical - The Doodle Dance Show

    Photo by Chris Nash

  • Rachel Mars - Forge

    Photo by Joe Twig

  • Second Hand Dance - Touch

    Photo by Zoe Manders

  • Anatomical - The Buildy Uppy Dance Show

    Photo by Chris Nash

  • Second Hand Dance - Touch

    Photo by Zoe Manders

Tandem Works

Based in the UK, Tandem Works supports artist and companies working across a range of art forms including dance, theatre, live art, installations and public art. We have a specialism in dance, and dance for young audiences. 

The artists we support often use multiple forms of artistic expression to make their work, work that sits in-between the boundaries of form, in-between the meeting points of cultures and in–between the visual and textual languages of expression. 

We have a passion for giving a voice to those who are rarely heard within our mainstream cultural ecology.  

Projects range from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions to national and international tours, co-productions and strategic interventions. 

The artists and companies we support have won the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award (mars.tarrab), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (Rachel Mars), Best Production, Theatre and Technology Awards (Tom Dale Company), the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Shortlist Award (Second Hand Dance) and been presented as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Fringe Showcase (Tom Dale Company). 

The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show – Anatomical (image: Chris Nash)

What we do 

The work we do is always determined in response to those we work with, and often includes: 

  • Project design – working collaboratively to shape ideas or concepts into projects or programmes which respond to opportunities, creative development needs or longer term strategic aims. 
  • Artistic and organisational strategy development – looking at the bigger picture 
  • Business Planning 
  • Partnership development – using our knowledge of the national and international cultural sector to explore connections and make opportunities  
  • Producing 
  • Advisory and mentoring support for artists and producers 
  • Curation 
  • Bid writing 
  • Tour booking 
Currently working with

Our current portfolio of clients includes:

Anatomical

New Art Club

Rachel Mars

Second Hand Dance

Claire Summerfield, Director

Claire has an extensive track record of producing live performance events. Over the last three years she has raised over £1m of investment for cultural projects, and presented work at some of the leading national and international festivals and venues, including Xintiandi Festival (Shanghai), Dublin Theatre Festival, The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells.

The artists she supports have won the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award (mars.tarrab), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (Rachel Mars), and Best Production, Theatre and Technology Awards (Tom Dale Company) and been presented as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Fringe Showcase (Tom Dale Company).

Claire has a specialism in dance for Children and Young People and has supported artists to present work at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Lincoln Centre (New York), Belfast International Children’s Festival, Showbox (Norway) and IPAY (Philadelphia).

FORGERY – Rachel Mars

Lise Smith, Company Manager

Lise is an an Independent Dance Manager representing both emerging and more established dance artists.

A graduate of Trinity Laban, Lise has 15 years experience of producing professional touring theatre and participatory projects at all scales, with a portfolio of clients including Joon Dance, Fly No Filter, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Wayne Parsons Dance, Jess and Morgs Films and Kamala Devam Company.

Contact

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