Sarah Blanc with AnnieVickySarah

Familiar Spaces

AnnieVickySarah (AVS) invite you into their virtual studio to explore their creative process and to make your own socially distanced duet.

Indoor | £400

Roswitha Chesher

This box contains

  • - A framework for creating your own inclusive dance work

What's it all about?

AnnieVickySarah (AVS) invite you into their virtual studio to explore their creative process and to make your own socially distanced duet inspired by memory, place, and senses through improvisation and setting material. AVS have developed a line of creative inquiry which looks for the unfamiliar in familiar places, and brings memories of spaces & rooms into our present environment.   AVS have designed this process with the idea that artists from a range of backgrounds can get involved- whether you are two independent artists working together or an artist facilitating a group of dancers. They encourage everyone to bring their own creativity and interests to the process and the experience can be adapted to artists working in digital and live settings.

What does the license agreement say?

Download a sample license agreement. You will sign and receive your own version during the purchasing process.

What else do I need to know?

Purchasers of this box are also given the option to include two 'Add Ons'. These are items that can be added to enrich the content of your box. The additions to Familiar Spaces are:
  • Choreographic Mentoring. Are you making your own Familiar Spaces but would like some support? Bring Sarah in as a choreographic mentor. This package includes 2 single hour zoom/online sessions.
  • Familiar Spaces Choreographic Workshop with Sarah Blanc. Go beyond the digital experience and book a one day choreographic workshop with Sarah Blanc exploring the improvisation techniques outlined in Familiar Spaces. Please note: you may be charged for travel time, travel & accommodation in addition to the workshop fee.

How can we help?

Need a facilitator or local producer? Looking for some practical help? Get in touch and we'll connect you with a local practitioner and answer any questions you might have.


Familiar Spaces £400.00


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What's in my box?

  • How to guide
  • Video tutorials
  • Performance film
  • Briefing pack
  • Marketing assets


Sarah Blanc headshot

Sarah Blanc

Sarah is an award winning choreographer and performer. She creates solo work and is Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh all female inclusive dance theatre company. Her choreographic work has toured extensively across the world and has been seen on artists and companies such as Complicite, Bryony Kimmings, Little Red Kettle along with commissions for large outreach projects led by Candoco Dance Company, R.A.D. Perth Concert Hall and Kings Cross. She is an Evolve Artist at Oxford Playhouse 20/21 and has just finished R&D for a new solo show Council Estate Princess as part of Choreodrome at The Place. In 2021 she is excited to create a new family work based on punk ideologies, collaborating with Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy. You can also catch her on her new youtube channel The Sarah Blanc. She is one third of AnnieVickySarah- a trio of collaborators who are questioning inclusive dance practices within creative settings and it is with Annie Hanauer and Vicky Malin that she will collaborate with on this commission for ArtsUnboxed.

Photo of Sarah Blanc: Claire Nash

Emma Abbey headshot with laptop

Emma Abbey


Emma Abbey is a dynamic and tenacious dance producer with over 13 years experience of leading and delivering live events, festivals, shows, community dance programmes and participatory projects. Passionate about access to high quality dance for all, Emma was most recently working at Pavilion Dance South in the post of Head of Engagement at Pavilion Dance South West, devising a long term engagement strategy building PDSWs relationships with their local communities. She is an open minded collaborator with experience across producing, engagement and community work through previous roles at Green Candle Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, East London Dance and English National Ballet. Emma is an RD1st accredited coach which builds on her collaborative ethos and passion for enabling and supporting others towards achieving their goals.

Photo of Emma Abbey: Matt Smee & Thomas Frear

Case Studies

Dance Your Socks Off. A dancer in a coat moves in front of a group of children on the high street

Dance Your Socks Off in Greenwich & Eltham

MidSummerland. A parent and child hold hands and stretch in opposite directions while wearing headphones

MidSummerland in Greenwich

Midsummerland. Two children listen to the audio adventure in a playground

MidSummerland at Cherry Orchard School