Hannah on Radio 5 Live

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

Today is your last chance to catch Hannah’s interview on Radio 5 Live.  Here is her blog about the interview...

Monday Musing with AAD - The Training Habit

Monday, 13 November, 2017

Siobhan talks about her year training as Franklin Method Educator and the benefits of learning a new skill..

Farnham Youth Companies busy schedule

Friday, 3 November, 2017

Cherie fills us in on what Farnham Youth Compnay have been up to so far this term...

Siobhan's new role

Wednesday, 1 November, 2017

Siobhan discusses her new role as Assistant Artistic Director for Stopgap...

Sg Troop dancer Dermot

Friday, 27 October, 2017

Dermot writes about his time with Sg Troop and where his future goals lie...

Exploring at The Point

Monday, 23 October, 2017

Following on from last weeks "All Change Please" Monday Musing, Lucy takes us through what the team have been up to over the last couple of weeks at The Point...

Monday Musings with AD - All Change Please

Monday, 9 October, 2017

Another Monday musing with Lucy Bennett, showing that sometimes everyone has to think on their feet and go with the unknown...

The GCSE journey of Artificial Things

Monday, 2 October, 2017

ArtsPool's Director Heather Worall talks about the journey to shape "Artificial Things" into an educational resource.

Monday Musings with AD - A Helping Hand

Monday, 25 September, 2017

This weeks musings with Lucy, focuses on the female dancer...

Emily introduces herself

Monday, 18 September, 2017

Stopgap's new student intern from GSA, University of Surrey, introduces herself and talks about her first week with Stopgap.

Cherie talks about Farnham Youth Company

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Access Officer, Creative Learning Associate and Teacher, Cherie, recalls her journey with Farnham Youth Company...

Erasmus Project with Christian

Friday, 18 August, 2017

Christian talks us through his best moments of last months EU Project, Erasmus...

Hannah on The Awakening

Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Hannah reflects on the journey of The Awakening and performing at The Funky Llama festival in June...

Monday Musings with AD - YouTube

Monday, 7 August, 2017

This weeks musings with Lucy Bennett show how platforms such as YouTube allow the opportunity to be constantly learning

Where we begin - by Hannah

Friday, 4 August, 2017

Hannah writes a poem, telling us the story behind the duet Where we begin which she performed with Chris Pavia...

Monday Musings with AD - The Awakening

Monday, 10 July, 2017

In our series of Artistic Director blogs, this Monday brings you The Awakening and behind the scenes of being a choregorapher

East African project - with Christian

Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

Following on from Lucy's blog about creating via Whatsapp, here's Christian's view on the 5 day project working with the 2 dancers from Kenya...

An Assistant Stage Manager's blog

Thursday, 23 March, 2017

Cherie reveals the exciting duties as an Assistant Stage Manager on tour with The Enormous Room...

Hannah talks about Sam

Friday, 20 January, 2017

Hannah talks about how her character, Sam, in The Enormous Room came to life...

Christian talks about The Enormous Room

Monday, 16 January, 2017

Christian brings us his thoughts and feelings of The Enormous Room before going back into rehearsals...

Siobhan and Nadenh return from Myanmar

Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

Siobhan reflects on her recent visit to Myanmar together with Nadenh Poan...

Chris talks about Orbiting Worlds

Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Chris talks us through his latest choreography project, working with dancers Nadenh & Christian...

After Moon Language

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

Nadenh relects on the Moon Language project a few weeks on...

Lexie introduces herself

Monday, 17 October, 2016

Lexie writes a blog about her first week at Stopgap...

Six months of Stopgap

Friday, 30 September, 2016

After sixth months our administrative intern Ethan signs off...

Point Summer School

Monday, 5 September, 2016

Christian summarises his first experience of The Point Summer School, working alongside Nadenh, Cherie and Hannah…

Youth Company Update!

Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

Nicky Norton gives us an update on what has been happening with the Youth Companies since her last blog...

Moon Languge creation process

Friday, 12 August, 2016

Hannah tells us about one of Stopgap’s latest projects, Moon Language…

IRIS Teacher Training

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

Christian talks us through his experience of Stopgap’s IRIS summer school…  

Troop Farewells!

Friday, 22 July, 2016

Siobhan bids farewell to three of the Troop dancers, and talks about how exciting the futures of Troop old and new are!

iF not now, when? - Part 2

Monday, 18 July, 2016

Callum continues his discussion of the day's events in this second part...

Hand Over – From step ball change to a glide

Thursday, 14 July, 2016

AD Lucy Bennett hands over to Laura Jones, Stopgap’s new Interim Artistic Director

iF not now, when? - Part 1

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

After the huge success of Brighton Fringe and iF not now, when? Callum reflects over the proccess of creating and the final product in this first part of 3.

Joining Stopgap

Monday, 20 June, 2016

One of Stopgap’s newest dancers, Meri, talks about what it’s like to join the company and her experiences over the past few months…

Interview with Silent Faces

Friday, 6 May, 2016

Lou Rogers interviews this years iF Bursary winners, Silent Faces…

Introducing.. Ethan!

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

Ethan, the newest addition to the Stopgap team as their administration intern...

Nadenh in Wales

Thursday, 28 April, 2016

Nadenh writes about his latest excursion to Wales with Siobhan…

Anna & Aya's experience in Cairo

Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

Anna writes a beautiful blog of her experience teaching and choreographing with Aya, for D-Caf, a contemporary arts festival in Cairo, Egypt…

Full time Stopgap

Monday, 25 April, 2016

Christian writes about his first month with Stopgap…

Reflections on Sg2 by Siobhan

Monday, 4 April, 2016

As Hannah and Nadenh head towards graduation from Sg2, Siobhan writes a blog reflecting on their time working together…

Decibels Twitter Q&A with Chris

Monday, 21 March, 2016

Have a look at the twitter Q&A between Decibels and Chris on 3rd March - discussing arts, disability and technology!

CPD sessions - by Laura & Siobhan

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

Laura & Siobhan write up a summary about the 2 CPD days held in February…

Hello from Lily!

Friday, 26 February, 2016

Hear from Projects Intern, Lily, and how her time at Stopgap has been...

Welcoming Christian - part two

Friday, 26 February, 2016

Here’s the second part and second day for Christian, spent with original Stopgap artist Dan Watson, exploring and getting to grips with ‘letting go’…

Welcoming Christian - part one

Monday, 22 February, 2016

Introducing our latest dance artist, Christian! Here’s his first blog from his first few days spent with the team…

Sg2 Graduates!

Thursday, 18 February, 2016

Artistic director, Lucy, writes about Hannah and Nadenh’s pathway to graduation…

Returning to Creation

Monday, 15 February, 2016

In anticipation of returning for the creation of The Enormous Room, we asked Amy how taking on the role of rehearsal director for Akram Khan would influence her work at Stopgap...

Hannah teaching Farnham Youth Company

Thursday, 28 January, 2016

Hannah explains what she gets up to every Monday evening with Farnham Youth Company…

Looking back on 2015 and what's in stall for 2016

Monday, 21 December, 2015

Company Producer Sho Shibata does a whistle stop tour of Stopgap's achievements in 2015 and ponders what's in store for 2016.  

Interview with Tim Casson

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015

Here is an interview with Tim Casson, sharing his experiences and thoughts behind his new work Night at The Theatre

Motion Sound Lab - with Cherie & Nadenh

Thursday, 26 November, 2015

Working alongside Rhythmix and Surrey Arts, Cherie talks us through project Motion Sound Lab

Henry's final blog

Tuesday, 17 November, 2015

Henry the Hoover writes about his adventures in Munich & Barcelona with Artificial Things before he settles down for the winter…

Chris' Choreography Inspiration

Monday, 16 November, 2015

Chris has been creating choreographic tasks to inspire Guildford Youth Company for their upcoming performance at our Winter Platform.

Sg2 and Tim Casson - Observations from Lily

Thursday, 12 November, 2015

Projects intern Lily was in on Sg2's first explorative creation week with Tim Casson, here are some of her observations and sketches...

Casson&Friends in collaboration with Sg2 - Creation Diary

Thursday, 5 November, 2015

See how Sg2's first week working with Tim Casson went...

New work with Tim Casson - Hannah's view

Monday, 2 November, 2015

Hannah reflects on her time with Tim Casson…

Artistic Identity (part 3) - by Lucy Bennett

Thursday, 29 October, 2015

Here’s the conclusion of Lucy’s series on Artistic Identity…

Artistic Identity (part 2) - by Lucy Bennett

Monday, 26 October, 2015

Lucy’s series continues: with part two focussing on Integration…

Artistic Identity (part 1) - by Lucy Bennett

Thursday, 22 October, 2015

Artistic Director, Lucy Bennett, writes a series of blogs on Artistic Identity – here’s number one out of three…

Workshop in Holland

Friday, 18 September, 2015

Nadenh and Lucy were away in Holland teaching last weekend. Cherie interviews Nadenh to find out more about the project and what they got up to…

Workshop in Bremen

Friday, 18 September, 2015

Hannah and Siobhan traveled to Bremen, Germany last weekend to teach some workshops. Cherie interviewed them both to find out more…

 

Guest blog from Joop: About Misiconi Dance Company

Friday, 18 September, 2015

Joop writes a blog about the ups and downs of trying to set up her own inclusive dance company and the importance behind it…

 

iF Platform - What happened in Edinburgh

Friday, 11 September, 2015

Here’s a blog from Lou summarising how the iF Platform was received at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015…

Lou's Top Tips for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday, 10 August, 2015

Here’s a blog with top tips for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from our own expert Lou…

Sg Troop at U.Dance 2015 - Part 3

Friday, 31 July, 2015

Here’s the final entry from Lily about Sg Troop’s time away…

Sg Troop at U.Dance 2015 - Part 2

Thursday, 30 July, 2015

The story continues with Lily, as she re-lives the second day away in Plymouth with Sg Troop…

Sg Troop at U.Dance 2015 - Part 1

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

Sg Troop dancer, Lily, writes about the team’s time away in Plymouth, performing at U.Dance. Here’s part 1 with more entries to follow…

Postcard from Bill & Bobby - Bristol

Friday, 24 July, 2015

Here’s another postcard from the busy Bill & Bobby telling us all the news…

Young associate - Andy

Friday, 24 July, 2015

Andy, one of our Young Associates writes his first blog, telling us what he has been up to this year…

The Seafarers: Insight from Kat Ball

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

Kat Ball, Stopgap’s associate, writes about her first experience being involved in a creation process with the company for The Seafarers…

The Seafarers: Insight from Tomos

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

A few words from Sg2 dancer, Tomos about his journey throughout The Seafarers…

The Seafarers: The Production

Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

And here is the third and final part of this weeks featured blogs from Artistic Director, Lucy, summing up working on the Seafarers…

The Seafarers: The Process

Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Here’s part 2 of Lucy Bennett’s blog; The Process behind making The Seafarers…

The Seafarers: The Concept

Monday, 22 June, 2015

Artistic Director, Lucy, has written a three-part blog leading up to Stopgap’s performance of The Seafarers as part of Portsmouth Festivities. Read part one and learn where all the concept ideas stemmed from…

Chris' Postcard from Switzerland

Wednesday, 3 June, 2015

Chris writes about his favourite moments when visiting Bern and Lugano on the company’s first leg of the Artificial Things Switzerland tour…

GYC's Performance at the Royal Albert Hall

Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

Cathy writes about Guildford Youth Company's experience performing at the Royal Albert Hall as part of 'The Freedom Game'.

Postcard from Bill & Bobby - Norwich

Monday, 18 May, 2015

Bill & Bobby keep us updated on their latest tour…

Nicky's Youth Company Catch up

Monday, 11 May, 2015

Nicky, our Dance Development Officer, updates us on what our youth companies and partnership groups have been up to so far this year…

Hannah on DanceDigital

Friday, 8 May, 2015

Hannah writes about working with DanceDigital and how the programme is working with young artists…

 

Dance UK conference

Thursday, 23 April, 2015

Laura talks about her involvement with Dance UK’s event, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspiration.

 

Farnham try out Yoga with Amy

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

Amy joins Farnham Youth Company to teach them some Yoga for part of their ArtsAward programme…

Stopgap at Move It!

Monday, 30 March, 2015

Julia, the company’s Research Assistant, writes a blog about Stopgap’s guest appearance on the main stage at Move it, the UK’s biggest dance exhibition which takes place annually at Olympia, London.

What we love about GYC!

Friday, 27 March, 2015

Cathy gets some lovely thoughts from two of our long-standing Guildford Youth Company members…

Magpie Dance at Sadler's

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

David writes about choreographing with Magpie Dance for their 30th Anniversary

Guest Blog from Joop about Integrance Project

Monday, 23 March, 2015

Stopgap associate, Joop, writes about her involvement within the EU project, Integrance. How her role changed during the process and what she has learnt from the project as a whole…

Guildford Youth Company's Adventure by Cathy

Wednesday, 4 February, 2015

Cathy, our student intern, writes an opening blog about a great opportunity for our Guildford Youth Company to perform at The Royal Albert Hall as part of the anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta.

Stepping Stones with Chris

Wednesday, 4 February, 2015

Chris talks about his Saturdays with Stepping Stones

Why we created Replay by Lucy

Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Artistic Director, Lucy, writes about Stopgap's newly launched digital channel, Replay

Acrobat Skills by Chris

Tuesday, 6 January, 2015

In the last week before Christmas Stopgap had the privilege to work with two acrobats, former Cie XY acrobats Miko and Caroline from Prêt-à-Porter. Chris writes about some of the tricks we learnt that week...

GUEST BLOG: Lou Coleman

Monday, 1 December, 2014

Lou Coleman writes about her day spent with the Stopgap team exploring improvisation with objects such as leg splints and ankle supports…

Chloe's two weeks with Stopgap

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

Placement student, Chloe, writes about her experience on spending two weeks working with Stopgap and how it has opened her eyes to dance and accessibility…

IRIS Discussion & Development

Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Julia, IRIS Research Associate, reflects on the first meetings for Stopgap’s pilot dance training programme for young disabled and non-disabled dancers…

Inclusive Yoga with Amy

Friday, 3 October, 2014

Amy talks about her explorations in teaching Inclusive Yoga at Stopgap…

Chris' thoughts on The Awakening

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014

Chris shares his experiences choreographing The Awakening and what he has learnt from the whole process…

The Awakening at South Bank Centre

Thursday, 18 September, 2014

Hannah writes a blog about her experience performing as part of the Unlimited Festival at The South Bank Centre…

Kaisha's Final Placement Blog

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014

Kaisha, our University of Surrey placement student, writes about her time here at Stopgap, explaining some of her favourite moments…

Ana's Blog

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Ana, who has traveled from America to be here with us at Stopgap for a six-week placement, writes a short blog explaining her experiences of dance and disability…

Amy's Creation Blog: Part 2

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Cherie's time with Stopgap

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014

Our Surrey University intern, Cherie, writes about her time working with Stopgap…

Cherie's Placement Project

Wednesday, 16 July, 2014

Cherie talks about the success of her placement project ‘Dance The Day Away’…

Teaching the Guildford Youth group

Wednesday, 2 July, 2014

Tomos writes about his experience teaching the Guildford Youth Group and what he has learnt from them…

Amy's Creation Blog: Part 1

Monday, 9 June, 2014

Amy has been commissioned to choreograph a short dance work for Sg2's new mixed bill Exhibition, funded through Arts Council's Strategic Touring Scheme, touring in Autumn 14. In this 2 part blog Amy explains her ideas for her choreography and where she hopes it will lead…

Dancer reflections: Amy Butler

Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

Farewell Spring... now bring on Summer!

Thursday, 22 May, 2014

Having completed a fruitful Spring season, Stopgap Dance Company is now preparing for the upcoming Summer tour. Company Producer Sho Shibata reflects back on Spring 2014 and looks forward to a busy Summer season.

Artificial Things: Ideas and Creative Process

Monday, 12 May, 2014

Artisitic Director, Lucy, divulges where the initial idea for Artificial Things originated and how the dancers are crucial in the creative process...

Artificial Things Design

Thursday, 8 May, 2014

Anna Jones our Theatre and Costume Designer for Artificial Things explains where the creative ideas appeared from...

Artifical Things Composers

Friday, 2 May, 2014

All three of Artificial Things composers have written about their experiences during the creation process…

Dancer reflections: Laura

Wednesday, 30 April, 2014

Dancer reflections: Dave Toole

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

GUEST BLOG - Dancing in Spite of Injury - Part Six

Monday, 14 April, 2014

Here is the final part to Jo Cork’s blog about her route to recovery. Read where her journey took her…

Northern Lights by Holly

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013

Holly writes about Stopgap's first community dance platform performance, Northern Lights

Music Workshop

Thursday, 5 December, 2013

Laura writes a blog about a music workshop Stopgap were invited to participate in.

Postcard from Laura

Friday, 22 November, 2013

Leading on from our previous two postcards, Laura sums up our last stop in Bremen for our pre-premiere of Artificial Things.

Holly on month 2

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

Holly is now in month 2 of working with Stopgap and is continuing to enjoy all the new experiences and challenges 

The beginning of the EU project 'Integrance' by Amy

Wednesday, 20 November, 2013

Amy writes about the beginning of the EU project 'Integrance' at Zinc Arts

Behind the scenes and out front by Joy

Friday, 15 November, 2013

This blog shows the joys and fears of being backstage and performing with Stopgap. 

Stopgap's Christmas Platform by Cherie

Friday, 15 November, 2013

Cherie tells us about her involvement in the up coming Christmas event  - ‘Northern Lights’.

Postcard from Dave Toole

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

Dave tells us the events from the tour to Spain… 

Postcard from Chris

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

Chris tells us about the company’s trip away to France for the pre-premiere for Artificial Things

Nadenh on his solo 'Bound For'

Thursday, 31 October, 2013

Nadenh has been developing a solo called 'Bound For' since he joined the Stopgap team... 

Cherie on weeks 2 and 3

Friday, 25 October, 2013

Cherie is at the end of her third week at Stopgap and has blogged about working with the Youth Companies and in the office

Holly's second week as part of the team

Friday, 18 October, 2013

Our Education & Arts Admin Intern, Holly, has written about her second week as part of the team and what she has been learning. 

Vicki on becoming Chair of the Board

Thursday, 17 October, 2013

Vicki shares why she was thrilled to become Chair of the Board of Trustees for Stopgap at the beginning of 2013

Holly on week 1 at Stopgap

Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

Holly is working with Stopgap for 6 months as Education & Arts Admin Intern. Read about her first week here!

Cherie's first week at Stopgap

Friday, 11 October, 2013

Cherie has joined the Stopgap team on a placement from the University of Surrey and shares what she has got up to in her first week

'Critical Friends' Sharing

Monday, 23 September, 2013

Blog about the scratch sharing of Artificial Things for our ‘Critical Friends’. Producer Sho Shibata talks about the ideas behind the sharing event.

Creative Process

Monday, 23 September, 2013

Artistic Director Lucy Bennett explains the process and ideas behind the creativity for Artificial Things. Where did it all begin?

Amy's work on yoga adaptations

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013

Dance Artist and yoga teacher Amy on experimenting with the company on yoga adaptations 

Introducing Nadenh

Tuesday, 23 July, 2013

New Sg2 dancer, Nadenh Poan, joined us from Cambodia earlier this week. Here he is introducing himself! 

Hannah's research on the human body

Thursday, 11 July, 2013

Hannah  has been researching the human body, how its different parts work and the difference a good diet can make.

Introducing Joy

Friday, 21 June, 2013

Joy offically introduces herself as one of the Stopgap team! 

Ridgeway School memories by Chris

Friday, 7 June, 2013

Chris talks about his memories of going to Ridgeway School in Farnham and how he became part of Stopgap. 

New dancer Amy Butler's first blog!

Friday, 3 May, 2013

Our new dancer Amy Butler talks about the training she's received so far on Stopgap's practice in education and outreach

Chris on working with Charlie Morrissey

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013

Stopgap Dancer Chris Pavia talks about Charlie Morrissey's professional development workshops the dancers have been receiving.

‘Artificial Things’ – An Insight from the Artistic Director Lucy Bennett

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

Lucy talks about what Yoshifumi is developing in the studio. 

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