Community and schools

Teaching Methods on DVD

Marie-Gabrielle Rotie’s teaching methods feature on educational DVD’s, produced by Pumpkin TV. ‘Creating Physical Theatre’ and 'Artaud ' featuring Rotie plus Goat Island and Forced Entertainment. The DVDs are sold as educational resources for teachers in schools.
To Purchase visit Pumpkin TV  

Partnership with Chisenhale Dance Space

Marie-Gabrielle has had a long working relationship with Chisenhale Dance Space in East London and has delivered a number of innovative and pioneering schemes with the education officers inlcuding - 

  • Space to Create – in partnership with Chisenhale Gallery- worked with visual artist Tim Knowles and generated installations and performance and visual material with local children. 

      • Secret Spaces- for local Tower Hamlets children (age 6 – 11) and explored site-based work with filmmaker Lucy Cash. Resulted in photo and film project. 

          • The Works Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Arts space collaboration via the two institutions for myself and visual artist Tim Knowles to collaborate on delivering visual and movement and digital workshops for children categorised as ‘at risk of offending’ based in Tower Hamlets. This pilot was so successful it continued as an ongoing educational programme for children in the local community, produced by Leanne Turvey
            • Living Awarness Trust - Dance and Disability

              Marie-Gabrielle was funded by South West Dance as a personal mentor to disabled dancer Michael Mitchell and they then collaborated on research for his project 'Lets Be Frank' 2010.

              over 60's Groups 

              Rotie has taught for th eover 60's including for Sadler's Wells and enjoys working with older dancers or actors. She has also recently choreographed solos on veteran performers Colin McLean and Eve Pierce.

participant quote..

 wanted to write to thank you again for a wonderful 3 days. I had an amazing time with you, so much information and nuance of detail.

I came away with a strong sense of resonance both physically and philosophically. I felt moved by your expertise and skills each day. Reflecting on my contact with teachers and practitioners in my professional work and own studies over the past 10 years, I really wanted to say you are an exceptional teaching team and it's a privilege to have had this time with you, teaching of this calibre I think is scarce.

I would love to engage in more learning, training and listening to you both - I have felt quite uninspired by the values and aesthetic ideologies I encounter in my daily work of late - so your inspiration is a real gift.

Luke Pell (former Education manager Candoco)

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