Rachel Kay, Artistic Director & Founder of Creation Box London, devised the ‘InBox’ concept in order to enable fresh emergent choreographers to gain invaluable feedback from a panel of industry experts. Between them, the panel has the knowledge, expertise and information to give constructive feedback, that will enhance the choreographers work and provide a sustainable career in the dance sector.
The yearly programme provides an intimate sharing space in Creation Box and an on-site location sharing space in front of a selected audience for the choreographers to display their work. Nick Kohn of ‘Beyond Aspirations’ provides business mentoring, along with one-on-one mentoring sessions with Rachel Kay and facilitation and leadership skills from Jessica Stack at ‘Wavelength’. A week of studio time for research and development with their company is also provided along with access to industry professionals as their mentors.
Creative Director of The Box-Rachel Kay, created this concept so that creative artistic talent can be given guidance and support in launching their companies and industry profile. The concept provides the tools for a sustainable future and guidance in not only finding their place in the artistic community, but to also finding out who they are as human beings and what their purpose is moving forward in their career.
The three companies chosen to share their work in front of the panel in 2015 were-
The Company-Lee Griffiths
Anna-Lise Marie Dance-Anna-lise Marie Hearn
B-Hybrid Dance-Brian Gillespie
Donald Hutera-Leading Dance Critic
Kenrick Sandy-Boy Blue Entertainment
Below are testimonials from Brian Gillespie and Lee Griffith, solidifying the success of the last years InBox Programme -
"With Creation Box's InBox sharing, I was given complete freedom to share the best side of myself and my works. With fantastic guidance, a programme tailored to my needs/ambitions, and a collaborative approach to organising the sharing's specifics, Creation Box provided me with an invaluable opportunity where many doors were opened. These doors continue to remain wide open with the supportive 'doorstoppers' that Creation Box continue to provide to me."
Brian Gillespie-B-Hybrid Dance
“Creation Box offered me an opportunity to be involved with InBox, an intimate sharing in front of industry professionals. It was a platform/experience like no other; it was tailored to the artist’s creative practice and needs for development. Creation Box supplied knowledge, support and guidance without having to compromise our work. It was a session that has clarified for me a focus and direction for my work and company and also feedback to reflect upon from experts I wouldn't necessarily have easy access to."
Lee Griffiths-The Company