Hannah Buckley - Leeds Dance Partnership Fellowship


Thursday 6th June 2019, 3:06pm Hannah Buckley – Leeds Dance Partnership Fellowship

Photo © Sara Teresa

Alumna Hannah Buckley will present We Are Now: A Forum of Intergenerational Practice at NSCD on Thursday 13 June, 6-8pm. The forum provides an opportunity for Hannah to share the progress made so far during her fellowship at the school, which she was awarded earlier this year as part of the Leeds Dance Partnership scheme.

We Are Now is an ongoing intergenerational project that began in 2015, and Hannah has used the fellowship to explore the possibility of framing education as an intergenerational exchange.

Hannah will also be holding weekly intergenerational movement sessions at NSCD from 8 – 29 June for women of all ages and levels of dance experience, and an intergenerational Summer School from 19 – 23 August. For more details about these upcoming projects, click here.

Hannah's work and practice

Since graduating from NSCD in 2010, Hannah’s subtly political choreography has been commissioned locally and internationally, and she has performed at festivals including the Venice Biennale and Manchester International Festival. She frequently collaborates with artists across various disciplines, such as musician Alex De Little at The Hepworth in 2017, and her twin sister Amy, a photographer based in New York.

Hannah has spent the past few months developing her dramaturgical and teaching skills through workshops, mentoring, and physical research. Her broader research focus, the idea of ‘feminism as the female command of space’, has informed her interconnected roles as a teacher, student, artist and researcher.

On being selected for the Fellowship, Hannah said:

“I’m really aware of how finite resources are, and how many talented artists could have used this opportunity, so I feel really lucky. I’m excited about the potential of what I can learn and share and about being able to come back to NSCD in this capacity."

About the fellowship

Hannah Buckley joined the scheme alongside three other fellows at Leeds Beckett University, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Yorkshire Dance, all supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence grant. At the end of the process, fellows will showcase their created performances in an event for audiences and industry professionals alike.

Darren Carr, Director of Studies at NSCD, commented:

“We’ve had the pleasure of supporting Hannah’s professional development by offering space, support and mentorship. We’re glad the Fellowship has enabled her to engage in valuable research and development, surrounding feminism and the female command of space.”

NSCD graduate Jamaal Burkmar also received a fellowship from Phoenix Dance Theatre. These exciting partnerships have already enabled a more collaborative approach to artistic experiment and research, and NSCD is thrilled to be working with Hannah at such a fascinating point in her career.