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Image: X-ray studies of the joint movements by Russell John Reynolds (1948) courtesy of Wellcome Library, London

REBOOT is Clod Ensemble's Artist Development programme for emerging and established artists. REBOOT is a powerful space for us to explore new ideas while supporting performers to take risks and learn from the company and from each other, in a process rather than outcome driven environment. Projects may involve dancers, actors, scientists, musicians, artists and researchers. REBOOT is free to participating artists.

Creative Collaboration: Practice Meets Research

Tuesday 7th March • 10am – 5pm • Free
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers, artists and scientists is becoming increasingly common, and can lead to rich and rewarding dialogue which feeds artistic and research projects.

Over 21 years, Clod Ensemble has collaborated with many different researchers and academics in many different ways. Led by Suzy Willson, this workshop invites performance makers, choreographers and researchers to consider: How might a researcher play a valuable role in the artistic process? How might an artistic perspective alter or enhance the course of a scientific research project? How might you go about establishing a fruitful partnership?

Application deadline: Tue 21st February, 10am

Creative Collaboration is free to attend but places are limited.
If you are interested in taking part, please send your CV and an expression of interest to

Musicians and Stage Presence

Friday 24th March • 10am – 5pm • Free
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL
Led by Suzy Willson, Clod Ensemble’s Artistic Director

This workshop starts from the premise that stage presence is something you can work at, not simply something you are born with. For musicians at all stages of their career, this workshop will help musicians understand how our physicality affects the way we come across on stage, what unconscious cues we send to an audience by the way we present ourselves (whether from over exuberance or inhibition) and how an awareness of your own physicality can help all round musicianship.

Application deadline: Friday 10th March, 10am

Musicians and Stage Presence is free to attend but places are limited.
If you are interested in taking part, please send a short bio or links to recordings/video of your performance to


Musicians in Cardiff should also have a look at Barod - Swn Festival's music industry training programme.

Between February and April, Barod wil include workshops and lectures delivered by leading industry experts covering marketing, technical riders, registering for royalties, managing money and more.



Supported by

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Shoreditch Town Hall and South East Dance.