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LISE SMITH

Performing arts management, teaching and writing

 

ABOUT ME

I'm an an Independent Dance Manager representing both emerging and more established dance artists.

I have 15 years experience of producing professional touring theatre and participatory projects at all scales, with a portfolio of clients including Joon Dance, Fly No Filter, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Wayne Parsons Dance, Jess and Morgs Films and Kamala Devam Company.

Recent clients on completed tours include Akademi South Asian Dance, Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Kate Flatt Projects, Mari Frogner (Nutshell Dance) and Tara Pilbrow Dance. 

For more information please see my Projects page. 

I am also a co-director (alongside Anna Buonomo and Irene Wernli) of Bricolage Dance UK.

Image (above): Fly No Filter by Mitzi de Margaray

Image (right): Kamala Devam Company by Vipul Sangoi

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DANCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

 
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FUNDING

Identifying and applying for funding from sources including Arts Council England and other lottery funders; grant-making trusts; and artist development funds.

I have recently made successful funding bids to Arts Council England (Project Grants), Awards for All, Wellcome Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Big Lottery Reaching Communities, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and John Lyons Charity. I have also led on several successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Image (left): Bricolage Dance UK by Chantal Guevara

MARKETING

Marketing, copywriting, press and media liaison. 

I have recently designed or co-designed print and online publicity for Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Kamala Devam Company and Bricolage Dance UK. 

As well as marketing and communications for my clients, I also write dance reviews and features for a range of online and print publications. See my writing samples here

Image (right): Shobana Jeyasingh Dance by Foteini Christofilopoulou

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PRODUCING AND TOUR BOOKING

Working with venues to book shows and develop opportunities for performance; researching and applying for artist development opportunities.

I have recently produced UK tours for Kamala Devam Company, Fly No Filter and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. I also managed the Autumn 2018 UK tour of The Troth (Akademi South Asian Dance) and booked UK performances for the Netherlands-based Bollylicious. 

Image (left): Bricolage Dance UK by Alex Nothis

Great communication with Lise and the company throughout. It made my work smoother.

Daniel Broadbent, PDSW

 

Once we were in contact with Lise everyting went smoothly

Penny King, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

Thanks to you for taking such good care of us!!

Dancer, Jess and Morgs Films

 

Strong, realistic and very well planned.

Arts Council England

 
 

CONTACT ME

Contact me to see how my services can help you!

Image (below): Joon Dance by Grace Gelder

London, UK

07984 801656

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