Lost Dog Residencies

Lost Dog offer company residencies each year, based at the idyllic Laughton Lodge near Lewes, a tranquil and inspiring space in the East Sussex countryside, where participants are invited to stay for the duration of the residency. The residency includes a daily contemporary ballet class followed by creative sessions with Ben Duke or other Lost Dog associate artists. Sessions will explore the use of voice in generating movement; play in rehearsal and performance; spontaneity; managing uncertainty; storytelling as a tool for generating movement; and the relationship between audience and performer. The residency generally runs over the last weekend of August.

Our Autumn 2020 residency is not yet open for bookings, we are waiting to see how government guidelines change over the coming months. We will announce any residencies on our social media and here, on our website. 

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“Ben facilitated an extremely supportive atmosphere to explore and share, despite some exercises being out of my comfort zone. I felt he was very generous with offering his practice and methods out to us, open the doors and allowing us to get an insight into his studio process. It was a pretty perfect weekend!”

Alison Thomas- Residency Participant 2019

“Ben held the space beautifully, and I am amazed at how much I have learned, observed, absorbed, and grown over such a short time. I definitely went on a journey throughout the three days, and I’m really thankful to Ben and the other dancers for being so inspiring and encouraging, it really made the residency much more than I imagined it would be.”

Hannah Martin- Residency Participant 2019

“Safe space to share & create with great warmth & openness. It's amazing how the workshops worked for everyone and we were so different - different backgrounds & how we could create together without judgment. Pippa & Ben are facilitators that every performer, creator, student should meet one day! Thank you so much!”

Residency Participant from 2018