Shropshire Inclusive Dance will be hosting AnnieVickySarah (AVS) LAB  Tuesday 28 May – Saturday 1 June 2019

Join Annie Hanauer, Vicky Malin and Sarah Blanc for a week of exploration and creative development – a chance to meet and work with other dancers to develop your creative skills within an inclusive setting.  This immersive week of dance will offer a space for each participant to challenge themselves, strengthen networks and deeply engage with different creative processes. The lab is being held in accessible venues in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

AVS share a foundation of inclusive dance practice from a combined 30 years of experience in the dance world. This LAB series aims to promote the rich and supportive environment AVS have encountered when artists from different backgrounds and experiences come together.

AVS have been holding Labs across the country, each focusing on creative practice from Annie, Vicky or Sarah. Your week with us will include a morning inclusive technique class each day, followed by an afternoon of creative exploration.

Who can book
The Lab is appropriate for emerging dance artists or dance professionals aged 18 and older with and without disabilities, who are interested in exploring dance as an art form.

Booking options
3 day Technique and Creative process workshop  28th May – 30th May   £75
2 day Choreographic workshop 31st May and 1st June  £50
5 day Residency (both programmes) 28th May – 1st June     £125

Typical day during the AVS Lab
10-11.30am Technique class lead by Annie, Vicky and Sarah
11.30-12 Break
12- 1.30pm Creative process lead by Vicky Malin
1.30-2.30pm Lunch
2.30-5.30pm Creative process lead by Vicky Malin

Description of morning class
Annie, Vicky and Sarah have brought their diverse interests together to explore inclusivity in technique class and creation. Using set material and improvisation, we will play with articulation, technical exercises and touch, aiming to find both precision and freedom in our dancing. Classes aim to respond to the needs of the group while remaining challenging.

Description of afternoon sessions
Afternoon sessions will consist of creative tasks based on the choreographic research of Vicky Malin. Tasks will include improvisation, engaging with objects, and exploring voice and movement to create solo and group material. There will be opportunities for each lab artist to share what they are passionate about through social events such as a lunch together, a film night or a trip to the local pub.

Choreographic Workshop
This lab will look into dance making processes more intensively, giving time for each lab artist to explore, devise, share and reflect on work made during these two days.

Cost & booking options
3 day Technique and creative process workshop  28th May – 30th May  £75
2 day Choreographic Lab 31st May and 1st June  £50
5 day Residency (both programmes) 28th May – 1st June     £125

Please contact Rachel Liggitt to request a booking form and payment instructions at:  or phone – 07855931214

Workshop Venues
28th May – 30th May
– The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB

31st May – 1st June – The Lantern, Meadow Farm Dr, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG.

Both venues are  accessible, directions and parking advice will be available with the booking documentation.


About AnnieVickySarah

Annie, Vicky, and Sarah have worked in inclusive environments with some of the most established and respected artists and organisations in the contemporary dance world. They have come together to explore how working collectively can push their individual and shared artistic practices, and to continue building on their experience from the project ‘AnnieVickySarah Take Space’ in 2017. This project was supported by Candoco Dance Company, The Place and Arts Council England, and was centered on creating & presenting 3 new works in progress, and teaching accessible professional classes and workshops. Facilitating classes and workshops was a fundamental part of the process and for AVS, this became an area deserving deeper attention. AVS are passionate about creative development and facilitate high-quality explorations of performance with inclusion and diversity at the centre of their approach.

Who we are
Annie Hanauer danced with Candoco Dance Company from 2008-2014. She now works in the UK and France as a performer with Rachid Ouramdane/CCN2 Grenoble and Emanuel Gat Dance, and initiates her own creative projects and teaching as an independent, international artist.

Vicky Malin performed with Candoco Dance Company from 2008-2013. She is currently working with artist Claire Cunningham in a new piece called ‘Thank you very much’ in Glasgow. She is a certified life coach and recently mentored an emerging inclusive company in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2017 she gained a first class Masters in Creative Practice at Trinity Laban and Independent Dance.

Sarah Blancis an award-winning performer and choreographer based in London. She has worked across all areas of Candoco’s education programme since 2007, and is co-leader of the Candoco Youth Company at The Place. She is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, an all-female inclusive dance theatre company that has toured successfully since 2014.

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