Autin Dance Theatre
I am currently the Producer for Autin Dance Theatre, working with them on a weekly basis. Autin DT is a Birmingham based professional dance company that produces indoor and outdoor work, alongside a learning programme.
Dirtmarket Dance is an East Midlands/London based company led by Director Ian Dolan. I supported Dirtmarket's Dancebombing research and development in Burton on Trent during 2016.
Emerge Programme (The Mighty Creatives)
I was a project manager working under the banner of VCreate for the Emerge Programme from 2016-2019. Emerge is a training programme for young artists to create arts festivals in areas of low engagement with and for young people. A three year programme working with 24 artists and in 12 locations around the Midlands.
Here We Are Now
Here We Are Now is a project devised by Becca Thomas, exploring the theme of 'change' using improvised contemporary dance in community settings. I have supported the initial research and development phase of Here We Are Now in 2017.
I am currently working with Mercurial Dance as a producer on a range of projects including a site specific work in the Coventry Telegraph building, supporting the Coventry City of Culture Bid 2021, and an new outdoor work in partnership with Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Spectra is a performance company that draws on the diverse creativity of its mixed professional and learning disabled community cast to devise multi-sensory, immersive theatre, led by independent artist Kate DeRight. I worked with Spectra as a producer on Hanging in the Balance 2017.
The Line Project 1 & 2
The Line Project 1 & 2 were community dance development projects in Nuneaton & Bedworth, resulting in two outdoor performance weekends with local community participants and audiences. I was the project manager for both of the projects in 2016 & 2017.
I have been working with VCreate since it began in late 2016, under the direction of Vanessa Oxspring. The company focuses on creativity within the heart of communities.
Kirsten has also been in receipt of an Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) Grant for her development as an Independent Producer during 2017.