Critical Pathways

A new investigation – searching for materials – traces of remembrances 

Led by Rosemary Butcher

12 – 15 April 2016
11am – 5pm

Critical Pathways has always addressed the creative route of process. This year it concentrates on the archive and the present

Rosemary’s research explores the exchange of ideas translated through language relevant to past works, which informs the realisation of a new work. Working in the present is foregrounded through an overlay of the participants’ understanding of a past work as transferred by Rosemary’s instructions, which constitute remembrances. During the process Rosemary will address wider aspects of conceptual work and the nature of performance. The workshop emphasises the practical, with dialogue and discussion.

Critical Pathways is for a maximum of 10 experienced independent dancers and choreographers, by application.

‘Rosemary has a very unique way of facilitating a meta perspective on making through moving.  As this perspective on making is something that interests me, the week was full of treasures in that I felt like I was entering into a space where I could be facilitated into new modes of self-direction.’  (Critical Pathways participant 2015)

‘I very much appreciated Rosemary’s incredible ability to support every participant individually through this lab format.’ (Critical Pathways participant 2014)

‘I received some huge insights choreographically thanks to Rosemary. Some very big lessons. I found her feedback fascinating and it was actually great fun too.’ (Critical Pathways participant 2013)

‘Critical Pathways gave me a great place to reconsider the process of making dance. I feel that further development of the art form needs more places like this.’  (Critical Pathways participant 2012)

For experienced dancers and choreographers
Tuesday 12 April – Friday 15 April
11am – 5pm daily
To apply, please send a short biography to with a contact telephone number and email.