Listen to Our Podcast Series, The Culture Chain

In these podcasts, recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic, dramaturg Lou Cope hosts a series of conversations with four of the key groups that make up the dance sector’s cultural food chain - namely artists, producers, programmers and funders.

These discussions are focused around the question ‘What do we need to do in order to thrive?’ and explore what works and what doesn’t in the traditional model of making and touring new dance work.

Lou Cope is a UK-based dance & theatre dramaturg who has worked across the UK, Europe and in the Middle East. She is the founder of CoAD - The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy and specialises in collaborative practice. Lou also offers Practice Dramaturgy – working with artists outside of productions, and has a podcast called Downtime.

Click the links below to listen to each podcast. Alternatively, click this link to listen and subscribe to The Culture Chain on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and more.

The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 1

Three artists discuss the challenges they experience in the development and presentation of their work

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The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 1

The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 2

Three producers discuss tour booking, delegation, applying for funding and more

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The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 2

The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 3

Three venue programmers discuss how they support and interact with artists and more

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The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 3

The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 4

Three funders and showcase providers discuss the challenges facing the sector and how they are addressing them

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The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 4

The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 5

Lou Cope and Janine Fletcher reflect on everything they’ve heard during the podcast series

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The Culture Chain Podcast: Episode 5

Credits:

Hosted by Lou Cope.
Concept and Curation: Lou Cope and Janine Fletcher.
Produced by Janine Fletcher for South East Dance.
Music by Kristian Steffes.

These podcasts were originally created as part of The Red Line sessions, funded via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme.

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