Gary provides a supportive and nurturing environment for each individual artist or company to explore their artistic vision and interests, choreographic voice and next steps in their journey as a creative artist. He facilitates and encourages in-depth conversations around areas of improvement, forward-thinking, progression and planning whilst highlighting and celebrating strengths and achievements. He encourages each individual artist to be at the forefront of their own learning and development to help gain independent thinking and growth.
The mentorship programme was brilliant from start to finish; Gary was sensitive and responsive to areas that we wanted to bring to the table, whilst challenging us in a safe environment to step outside of our comfort zone. We can’t believe everything that we covered in the short time and have come away really inspired, motivated and armed with a list of actions to take the next steps. Thank you, Gary and DX for making this possible!
Spring 2021 recipient
About Gary Clarke
Winner of a UK Theatre Award, A Critics Circle National Dance Award, The Herald Angel Award and the 1998 Brian Glover Memorial Award, Gary Clarke is currently regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent contemporary dance artists. He has received great appreciation for his work as a Choreographer, Director, Performer, Mentor, Teacher and Facilitator. He has worked with some of the world’s most prolific dance companies and choreographers and has developed a growing reputation for creating his own extraordinary dance work of various sizes and scales which has received praise from critics and audiences in the UK and abroad.
Gary has a passion for artistic growth and development and has extensive experience in mentoring young dancers, emerging dance makers, established choreographers and organisations including Studio Wayne McGregor’s PEER Mentoring Programme, Hawk Dance Theatre, Morph Dance Company, Ludus Dance Company and Dance United Yorkshire amongst others.
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