Claire Summerfield, Tandem Works

Tandem Works is led by award-winning Independent Producer Claire Summerfield (She/ Her). We support companies and artists developing and presenting performance-based work; from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions and international tours. 

Claire Summerfield

We have a passion for giving a voice to those who are rarely heard within our mainstream cultural ecology. The work we do is determined in response to the needs of the artists and companies we work with.

Tandem Works has supported artists to create and present dance at some of the leading international festivals and venues including Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Lincoln Centre, Education (NY), Sadler’s Wells (London), Belfast International Children’s Festival, Tanzmesse (Germany), IPAY, March on! (Singapore), Krokus (Belgium) and Xintiandi Festival (Shanghai).

Our artists are some of the leaders within their specialisms, and have won the Oxford Samuel Becket Theatre Trust Award (mars.tarrab), the Total Theatre Award for Innovation and Experimentation (Rachel Mars), Best Production, Theatre and Technology Awards (Tom Dale Company), the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Shortlist Award (Second Hand Dance) and been presented as part of the prestigious British Council Edinburgh Fringe Showcase (Tom Dale Company ) and Horizon Showcase (Rachel Mars & Takeshi Matsumoto).

Our current portfolio includes: Second Hand Dance, Rachel Mars, New Art Club, Anatomical, Takeshi Matsumoto and Neve Harrington. 

Claire is a Deputy Chair of PYA England, sits on the Assitej UK board, and through her role as Co-Director of Second Hand Dance acts as an Artistic Advisor for Sadler’s Wells Family Programme.


This biography was provided by the panellist. 

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

Two Japanese performers, a man and a woman, in white sleeveless tops fold paper in an origami style. One is knelt down and placing their paper on a long white mat while the male performer stands up behind her. An audience of children and mothers are watching on. They are in a dark room with the stage area lit.

Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium

A two-day conference featuring performances of Little Big Dance commissions, new sharings, panel discussions and more

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February 2024
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Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium