Charlotte Spencer Projects draws together a broad range of exceptional artists from the fields of choreography, dance, music, visual art, writing and the environment. With direction from Charlotte Spencer, we produce original and exciting new work.

“This walk in the park was hands-down, feet-down the most magical dance event of my year” – David Jays, Dancing Times (Review of Walking Stories during Dance Umbrella 2015)


Current projects



Official Trailer – Is this a Waste Land?

Compass Commission 2016/17

We have been offered a Compass Commission from Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban to support the making of Is this a Waste Land? in 2017. We are excited to have been selected along with two other artists, Laura Dannequin and Julie Cunningham.


We rely on the generosity of individuals through our Patrons Scheme to support the development of new artistic projects, touring current work and the on-going running costs of Charlotte Spencer Projects. We would love you to consider becoming a Patron. Find out more ⟶ Sign up today⟶


Is this a Waste Land?
A performance through headphones for a disused urban space.

Amidst an intricate sound world, audience members and performers respond to multi-stranded head-phoned invitations and together they create a unique shared experience. Tentatively, carefully, urgently many worlds are created, destroyed, re-purposed, re-imagined in this generous playground built by everyone.

Is this a Waste Land? invites us to consider how we value space, waste, home, belonging and community.

How do we decide what a piece of land is worth?
What makes us feel like we belong?
How can we be together?

The new show will be ready to share with the rest of the world in 2017! Find out more ⟶


Walking Stories – an audio walk for parks

Supplied with mp3 players and headphones, audiences share in a unique outdoor experience, where green spaces become part of an exploratory, interactive and fully immersive audio journey. Moving between watching, listening, and following instructions, Walking Stories takes you on a journey with yourself. Find out more ⟶

4 **** Guardian Review

“a treasure hunt danced through the trees” The Guardian ★★★★ – Read full Review

The blog thread of this website provides a space for people outside of rehearsals to have a glimpse into our working process. It also gives us the challenge of trying to write/share what we’re doing as it develops – so inherently tricky to articulate something 2-dimensionally that is utterly physical, web-like, messy, and multi-dimensional, especially when we’re in the midst of it. Have a read! 

Field Notes.4 
by Gian Paolo Cottino

…This morning we awake at four thirty and proceed to walk towards the east, towards dawn. We are experimenting with Petra’s proposition of moving between sleep and wakefulness… Read on⟶

Forest Residency Aug 2016

Last week we began the next phase of development for Is this a Waste Land? This part of the project kicked off with an intensive residency in a public access forest in Kent including working at night, dawn walks, star gazing. For 7 days we lived and worked in the woods…Read on⟶

Practice and Projects
by Jennifer-Lynn Crawford

“…I’ve been toying with re-framing the themes as such; not in terms of content, but re-considering them as maybe part of a different species, a more exotic breed than those I’m accustomed to…” Read on⟶

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