Charlotte Spencer

Research Lab | Friday 7 July 2017 | 10am - 12 noon
I will lead a session focusing on the research of my latest work, Is this a Waste Land? Practical investigations will inform discussion and writing experiments in an attempt to experience the choreographic processes at play. In particular, we will focus on the inter-relationship of questions concerning the valuing of space and felt senses of belonging - enquiries that lie at the centre of this work. We will work directly with some of the practices that have emerged in the development of Is this a Waste Land?
Is this a Waste Land? is part live performance, part interactive audio experience designed for 6 performers and up to 80 audience members on disused urban sites. The nature of the work is interactive, experiential, tactile, collective and individual. It invites us to consider how we value space, waste, home, belonging and community.


Charlotte Spencer works as a choreographer, occasional performer, facilitator and curator. She is a Sadler’s Wells Summer University artist 2015-18 and an Artist Activator for Greenwich Dance. Charlotte worked with Siobhan Davies Dance 2010-16 on various projects. She has been commissioned by Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban, Salisbury International Art Festival, Brighton & Hove Libraries, Jerwood Gallery, Turner Contemporary, Our Woods – Corby & Siobhan Davies Dance. She has made performance work with young people, older adults, community groups as well as professional artists. Working across art forms, her work rises from the landscape and is often designed for outdoor public spaces. She hopes that it helps to re-engage people with place in the present moment through action and participation. Critically acclaimed work, Walking Stories – an audio walk for parks has toured extensively nationally and internationally. Is this a Waste Land? - a performance through headphones for disused urban spaces is her latest work with first performances in Spring 2017.