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Event 3


Mar 3, 2024

Chisenhale Dance Space, London


How can I build and express my ideas?

How can I build and express my ideas?

At this event, our guest speakers were Jade Hackett, and Ivan Michael Blackstock. We focused on building and presenting your creative ideas. We took you to the world of possibilities and expanded your knowledge of how to build your ideas and how to make them a reality.

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The sessions will be run by specialists with dance career backgrounds as well as hip-hop theatre, West End, production, artistic and creative direction, writing, and more. We'll end the workshop part with a Q&A session. You’ll leave this day equipped with a bag of tools you’ll be able to use on your future projects. 

10:00am - 12:00pm - (Interactive Workshop - Thinking outside the sphere with Jade Hackett

Jade Hackett uses the journey of her career to discuss in depth the creative devices and paths that she has gained through her work within the industry. This interactive seminar encourages ways in which others can create ideas, generate more opportunities whilst developing your own creative identity and practise to enable you to think out of the limitless spherical atmosphere that you can make for yourself.

12:00pm - 12:30pm - Q&A with Jade Hackett

12:30pm - 1:00pm - break

1:00pm - 3:00pm - (Interactive Lecture) - Building the 'TRAPLORD' universe with Ivan Michael Blackstock 

Embark on an interactive and transformative lecture with Cultural Innovator, Ivan Michael Blackstock as he delves into the profound connection between mind, body, and soul in the realm of creativity. Join Ivan as he takes you on a captivating journey through the evolution of his Olivier Award-winning production, TRAPLORD.

Discover the origins of TRAPLORD, which emerged from a humble men's circle held at an abandoned leisure center in East London. Ivan will unravel the intriguing narrative of how this groundbreaking production began by exploring provocative topics related to mental health and masculinity. Gain insights into the transformative power of creative expression and its impact on personal and collective well-being.

Through this lecture, you'll not only learn about the journey of TRAPLORD but also engage in an exploration of your own creative potential. Ivan will share the lessons learned, challenges faced, and the profound impact of fostering a holistic approach to creativity.

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Q&A with Ivan Michael Blackstock

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Free space for talks and networking.

Place: Chisenhale Dance Space

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