Lost Dog Dance Residency is back and offering a Summer Residency for recent graduates and theatre/dance students from full time undergraduate professional training courses. This will be a 3 day intensive led by Artistic Director, price Ben Duke and will be set to replicate the first stages of Lost Dog’s rehearsal process; exploring theatrical, online vocal and physical tasks as a way of creating solo and group material.

When: 9 – 12 September

Where: Laughton Lodge, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BY

Deadline for booking: 1 August 2016

The workshop will begin each day with a contemporary ballet class led by Pippa Duke* followed by explorative tasks of the relationship between audience and performer. There will also be time for the participants to work individually and an opportunity to share what is created on the final Monday morning. The residency will be based at the idyllic Laughton Lodge near Lewes, a tranquil and inspiring space in the East Sussex countryside, where participants are invited to stay for the duration of the residency.

*Pippa teaches at LCDS and was a dancer with Nederlands Dance Theater. Her class is designed to allow contemporary dancers to access ballet with a sense of flow, and has a strong emphasis on connection to the floor, travelling and three dimensionality.

‘In Lost Dog’s work we usually begin by searching for movement material that tells us something about the person we are watching. We are interested in discovering tasks that are challenging or inspiring to people. It seems that often the best work is made in these early playful stages of rehearsal.’ Ben Duke

“It was a lovely, supportive and investigative experience in a beautiful surrounding with brilliant people.” (Participant 2014 Easter Residency)

Dates and times:

Friday 9 September 12:00-17.30;
Sat 10 – Sun 11 September 10:00-17:30;
Mon 12 September 10:00-12:00
Cost: £150 early bird offer for booking made before 1 July 2016 and £200 thereafter.
Accommodation is available on site for an additional £65 for 3 nights including food.


Laughton Lodge, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BY
Travel: The nearest train station is Uckfield, 6 miles away from Laughton Lodge. One pick up and drop off is included in the residency fee. Alternatively there is onsite parking should you wish to drive.

To book: Please send a short biography including where you trained/are training, when you graduated (if relevant) and a paragraph explaining why you wish to take part, along with your name, email address and telephone number to: workshops@lostdogdance.co.uk

Deadline for booking: 1 August 2016

Places will be issued on a first come first served basis – we are requesting your biography only to ensure that we are offering this workshop to dancers of an appropriate level.

For further information please visit: www.lostdogdance.co.uk