“Both Charlotte and Heni belong to that rare breed that I admire so much: artists whose practice is both creative and pedagogical, for whom mentoring, making and performing are interconnected dimensions of an ongoing habit of enquiry. When I visited Le Relais I was struck by how powerfully this was an environment of space and renewal and am therefore excited by the potential of what they are offering.”
Kirsty Alexander, Co-Director of Independent Dance.
(Kirsty also worked with both Heni and Charlotte in her capacity as Head of Undergraduate Studies at Trinity Laban and as Assistant Director of London Contemporary Dance School).
"I have visited Le Relais many times - sometimes to work and sometimes for holiday. I found a relaxed and spacious environment in which to work, with bespoke feedback from Charlotte which was extremely useful and focusing. I then had the opportunity to reflect discuss my ideas and projects in a more informal environment (over a meal for example) with artists from other disciplines which was both enriching and stimulating. I also found being able to bring my family with me to work in this ‘retreat’ like environment invaluable. Can’t wait to return!"
Anna Williams, independent artist, residency July 2014
“I spent a week at Le Relais - slowing down, eating well, settling into a listening and questioning space where thoughts, suggestions, ideas began to flow and be lightly tossed around until by the end of the week I was in a much richer place in mind and body. I was ready to go on investigating and felt replenished and supported. The foundation for further exploration was firmly set during that time for which I can't thank them enough.”
Rosemary Lee - residency Nov 2014 as part of Bonnie Bird research award