Rosie Heafford is a performance maker and choreographer, graduating with a BA (HONS) from Laban in 2009 and an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2010. Alongside her work with Second Hand Dance she facilitates, teaches, mentors, choreographs and performs on a range of projects in collaboration with artists and communities.
She is interested in the celebratory aspect of performance. Something that is full of joy. Where dance is reclaimed from awkwardness into a gift; an exchange between viewer and performer. A shared experience of movement.
Tandem Works: is award winning Independent Producer Claire Summerfield. We support companies/artists developing and presenting performance-based work; from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions to and international tours.
Each partnership responds to the needs of the artist/company and may include artistic and organisational strategy development, project design, partnership development and mentoring. Our portfolio includes: Mars.tarrab ROLLER (The Barbican), Tom Dale Company (I Infinite, Cabin Fever, Refugees of the Septic Heart, Digitopia), 30 Bird (JUNCTURES, Plastic, Poland 3 Iran 2, Majnoun) and Michael Pinchbeck (The Beginning),
In 2017 Claire secured Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation status for Tom Dale Company. Tandem Works has acted as Executive Producer for Second Hand Dance since 2015.
Olive currently works in a producing capacity with Second Hand Dance, as well as working as a freelance dance teacher in schools and community settings. Previous roles have included at Russell Maliphant Company, Rhiannon Faith Company, DanceEast, Royal Academy of Dance, and Greenwich Dance, leading education, participatory and artist support programmes as well as a range of events and performances.
How we are working together:
After working together in 2018, Olive has come on board as Assistant Producer for Second Hand Dance, supporting the company as part of its organisational development.
First contact with Second Hand Dance / Rosie:
I first met Rosie years ago when I worked at Greenwich Dance but I can’t remember exactly how! Second Hand Dance then performed Grass outdoors at a summer event in Eltham jointly presented by Greenwich Dance and GDIF. One of the performances got rained off due to torrential rain mid-performance much to the sadness of all the families watching in rain ponchos. Luckily it was sunny the next day!
Favourite Second Hand Dance show:
It’s got to be Night Tree as I saw the creation process from start to finish – from the dancers’ audition right up to the premiere performances. I love the idea of having an alternative winter show and there are some magical moments.