Shared Practice Extension

Dance artist who use the Shared Practice and have an interest to deepen their practice  towards the making of work, receive support in having space and exchange time Mondays 1-3.30pm. If you would like to attend read on …

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO JOIN SP EXT, please join us 14.10.2019 from 11am til 3.30pm …  or write us a letter of interest until 14.10.2019

From the Shared Practice that runs 11-1pm this session is an extension that serves the making of work.  If you are interested to join, please let us know. Exit Map aims to integrate Sharings at the Green to make our work available to the community in conjunction with providing community support by creating events that allow the arts to reach a wider public by drawing local people close and simply by looking after one another.

This group is less fluid/ drop in than the Shared Practice and open to those who want to be more consistent in developing work. Due to our patched up work nature we are at times not able to come in but the aim is to commit. This is the group of dance artists that were involved 2018/19 and while some continue, for this coming Autumn term 2019 and into 2020, we are open for more dance and movement artists to join SP and SP extended.

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Anne-Gaelle Thiriot, Agnes Bakucz Canario, Laura Doehler, Lina Jungeraard, Lizzy Le Quesne, Lorea Burge Badiola, Lucy F Thane, Tania Soubry, Jay Yule

Our Sharings took place during an Open Day and during the Nunhead Art Trail Open Studios – both events we facilitated ourselves at the Green with the facilitation and programming being conceived by performance makers who not only shared their own work but ideas about how we come together overall, what it is we aim to integrate by proposing events what it is we offer and share.

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The Shared Practice opens its doors 29th of September 2018 at The Green during the


Every walk of life can come in, witness and participate in the Shared Practice and get to know what artists have been up to, how it serves their practice and how dance, movement and art interferes with life and people.

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flyer STPSince beginning of January 2013 Exit Map is running a ‘Shared Practice’ event. At first it was open for people from all disciplines to work together via free or structured improvisations allowing different influences to penetrate our work. In 2014 we refocused on a dance and movement practice that over time built a hub of people who attend more regularly. Now in 2016 we again introduced another media that of sound and music.

Each time we collectively decide on and propose a simple and spacious format that allows us to  research and apply methods and tools about how to make performances, for whom and what for. Questions that should be asked regularly but tend to be bypassed due to time and space limitations. Here we learn to work alongside, with both its good and bad – somehow understanding that the good weighs far more than the bad. Being seen and witnessed has become common place, and sharing a necessity for greater awareness and honesty. Through the Shared Practice we are able to penetrate our work by contextualization. Since 2014 the Shared Training was established to prepare practitioners for their practice… that is to lead movement practitioners to consider how to prepare their body and naturally, what for. It precedes the practice and by now, the training has become a part that cannot be separated from the practice. It does not only prepare the body in warming it up but it directs body and mind towards a kind of practice.

We are looking at collaborating with sound artist Catherine Elsen and are currently engaged in trials on how to take this forward in terms of how to collaborate. We are hoping to be back with Shared Training and Practice in about three weeks that means beginning of March!



We are currently looking for a dance artist to join the team, click here for more details.


16/17/18 JUNE
This week we are opening doors from 11.30 am-12 (after our Shared Training) to the public for people to come and watch movement explorations/ scores/ ideas. As continuation from our training we move for half an hour into a Shared Practice space where one of us proposes a theme we jointly explore. You are invited to join either by dancing or watching.


Shared Practice  is now closed until June. there might be occasional ad hoc sessions in April and/or May, so watch this space and

in case of doubt just call – contact


We are based in

Cheviot House 227 Commercial Rd E1


Tuesdays and Wednesdays  10 – 1pm          

The Shared Practice itself is from 11.30 – 1pm.  It follows the Shared Training 10- 11.30am.

please call when you get there so we can let you in (on that note, please be on time)
 Suggested donation £3.50. We believe a regular training and practice has to be affordable – as matter of fact …  in order to be able to move on, penetrate, reach out. However space costs also need covering, so this is what we suggest but if you have less or more please adapt it as you see fit.




26th through 29th of January Tripspace hosted our programme of classes and Practice for four days which was open to resident artists, artists who applied to do an in depth investigation and artists who simply wanted to drop in and take a morning class. The reception was great – inspiring discussions about what it means to have a practice, why it is needed and how to approach it. We hope for more of those encounters!


This year we focussed on the Shared Training so as to establish a stepping stone for the Shared Practice. Out of the Shared Training emerged a Shared Practice which is currently open to dance artists only who feel can commit to the Shared Training and Practice so as to establish a regular exchange and development of work.



Since beginning of January 2013, Exit Map is running a ‘Shared Practice’ event, to facilitate artists who work in the field of improvisation since a substantial period of time.

For 3 hours each session (10-1pm every Thursday and Friday), in the sports hall (BIG and BRIGHT) in the Old Tidemill School, Deptford, London). This event  is to enable artists to develop their practice in improvisation in terms of movement, music, sound and visual art through observation, collaboration and a shared practical research.

Individual training and research takes place for the first half of the session, followed by joint improvisation jams in the second half, where your practice can be integrated, exposed, tested, appreciated and fully performed.

We ask £4 donation per session for those attending 10am-1pm and

we ask £5 if you should join the morning training (even more time), in which case you start 9.15 am.

Artists are requested to attend for the full 3 hours (or 4). The maximum amount of people attending is 12 .  Please call 07908173302 to reserve a place.

Dates: every Thursday and Friday from 10am-1pm

Please come on time for either training or Shared Practice because it is me who has to open doors for you I am afraid. 


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2 thoughts on “Shared Practice Extension

  1. In response to “I also believe that a research in improvisation can be other than performed, even a kind of research” Do you mean something more than exploring the choices and prior agreement to the frameworks to be used to capture the impromptu creativity and impro? I must say I am very intrigued by your collabo. work 🙂

  2. It starts with defining your own questions in order to channel your research. If you perform improvisation only you will have embodied reflections primarily but less of a consciously defined line of research which may lead you more consciously into the methods of preparation, let it be physical warm up or how and where to focus your attention (i.e. frames) amongst other aspects. Having a group of artists at the same time in the studio undergoing their research and practice has repeatedly challenged us into how to work independently of each other, why you would work independently or if you work collaboratively always – therefore the frame of self versus environment is strongly incorporated in the structure of the shared practice which I consider foundation material for a good improviser not necessarily a frame though it can be. Overall I would like to add that improvisation frames seem to generate themselves very swiftly enabled through ongoing observation and practice – which is wonderful. Also, most of the time we will have open improvisations in every session (without set frame). Does that answer your question?

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