an international festival of expanded choreography initiated and curated by H2DANCE

A Dance advocacy gathering

Sat 8 JUN, 3.30—6pm
APT Gallery
Front room
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA

Guest speakers to be announced.

booking required

This is an invitation to a conversation and a collaborative dialogue with people from the dance sector around the current funding climate and infrastructural support for dance and choreographic practices.

Considering the changing funding climate, we are interested in gathering with people working across the dance sector in different roles (artists, funders, producers, venues) in order to share our current experiences and towards building continued shared advocacy.

This gathering is hosted in collaboration with Metal & Water.


Metal & Water

Metal & Water is a new creative studio for dance.

We are a team of producers and curators. We hold the optimal conditions for the creation and sharing of dance and choreography – resourced, generative, emergent and multiple.

Metal & Water is founded by Nancy May Roberts and brought into being through close co-holding and collaboration with Lucia Fortune-Ely, Lauren Wright and Elsabet Yonas.


H2DANCE is choreographer / performer duo Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard, working between Norway, Sweden and the UK since 1999. Their work sits in between performance and dance and can be characterised as transdisciplinary.

Hanna and Heidi have an ongoing fascination with meetings of differences, exploring ways in which we negotiate hierarchy, conformity and power. Taking their own collaboration as a starting point, the work explores two distinct and different characters and voices co-existing, agreeing to disrupt each other during process and performance. Interested in deconstruction, breaking down the hierarchy between performers, light, set, sound and costume, their work is presented in and outside the black box, sometimes with Hanna and Heidi as performers, and other times in collaboration with professional dancers and amateurs. Their work is often informed by workshops and conversations with people of different ages and backgrounds, and these encounters influence and inform the ideas and aesthetics of the work.