Working with – our artists

Tandem Works is currently collaborating with:

New Art Club and Anatomical

In 2018 New Art Club premiered Cupid’s Revenge and in doing so signalled a return to the contemporary dance and performance sector after a successful 10 years navigating the comedy circuit.

Since then Tandem Works has taken a holistic overview of their work, uniting Anatomical  – the moniker under which Tom Roden and long term collaborator Anna Williams create work for family audiences – with the wider New Art Club brand.

Alongside this organisational growth Tandem Works has developed the Anatomical brand and all areas of New Art Clubs’ operations including its financial health, tour booking, partnership development and communications. We’ve secured commissions from Greenwich Dance’s #ArtsUnboxed, StreamDANCE digital screen dance programme and been co-commissioned by The Place and Theatre Clwyd.

This World Is Made For Me – Anatomical

Cupid’s Revenge – New Art Club

The Buildy-Uppy Dance Show – Anatomical

Images: Chris Nash (Anatomical) and Zoe Manders (New Art Club)

In a short time Claire has understood the company and what we need and has become a driving force behind our work as we move forward into the next stages of our development.  Claire’s experience, knowledge and calm approach have been absolutely invaluable to us in these challenging and uncertain times.  – Pete Shenton, New Art Club

Rachel Mars

Rachel Mars is a performance maker and writer with a background in theatre, live art and comedy.

”I explore the idiosyncratic cultural and political constructs that inform the way we are together, as people, just trying to figure it all out”

Her work wrestles with female, Jewish and Queer identities and their intersections.

Rachel makes performance work as a solo artist and collaborates with a range of artists including Greg Wohead [Story #1 / Gaping Hole] and nat tarrab as mars.tarrab - the 2017 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award Winners.

Tandem Works collaborates as a producer on Rachel’s larger scale work including ROLLER  – a collaboration with the fantastic Brighton Rockers Roller Derby team. ROLLER is an interrogation of aggression, power, female physicality and how you know what is the right revolution. ROLLER won the 2017 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, and played at The Barbican Pit in November 2017.

We are currently in development on FORGE, the first of a new set of work about memorials, replicas, and human behaviour at spaces with difficult histories.

ROLLER – Mars.tarrab

FORGE – Rachel Mars

ROLLER – Mars.tarrab

Images: Joe Twigg (FORGED); Lidia Crisafulli (ROLLER)

Claire and I have been working together on multiple different projects for 4 years. We work flexibly, sometimes in a long-term strategic manner, and others in more reactive, fleet-of-foot ways. She is always thinking about the integrity of each project, and how it can be most itself whilst managing to reach the most audience who will gain most from the work. 

It is a blessed relief to work with someone who has the artist firmly in mind, and will fight for your corner in all situations.  – Rachel Mars

Second Hand Dance

Tandem Works has been collaborating with Second Hand Dance for the last six years, working closely with Artistic Director Rosie Heafford on organisational direction, growth, company structure, touring markets and creative ideas.

In 2019 we secured two-year strategic Elevate funding from Arts Council England to support organisational development. We have just secured a third extension year of funding.

Over the last  6 years we have developed international markets for the company’s touring shows to Europe, China, Canada, and the USA . 

We Touch, We Play, We Dance – Second Hand Dance

Getting Dressed – Second Hand Dance

Night Tree films – Second Hand Dance

Images by Zoe Manders (Touch), Lidia Crisafulli (Getting Dressed) and Foteini Christofilopoulou (Night tree Films)

Practical, strategic and fiercely passionate, Claire is a creative partner to bounce ideas off as well as proactive in creating new partnerships and visioning what art ‘could be’. I appreciate the small, personal conversations, watching and discussing work together and her ethical integrity for individual artists and the collaborators they work with. – Rosie Heafford, Second Hand Dance

Second Hand Dance (image: Alice Underwood)