Salamanda Tandem White Cane Now Touring 2016 – 2018

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Find us on Huddersfield Station Platform 1!

WHITE CANE Salamanda Tandem: is a series of unique site-specific performances touring nationally throughout 2016, and 2018, where audiences wearing wireless headphones are immersed in a sound world created by visually impaired performers exploring and navigating public space. As the long cane rolls across the surface of each space, we hear it’s sound, which is combined with live viola, and spoken and sung audio description to create a unique experience of ‘sonic vision’.

Film (Produced by People Dancing):

White Cane is Produced by salamanda tandem with funding from Grants For The Arts / Arts Council to tour in 2016 / 2018. Presented in collaboration with Sound and Music as part of their composer-curator programme:


Isabel Jones: Composer/Performer

Duncan Chapman: Composer/Performer

Takashi Kikuchi: Viola Player

Mickel Smithen: Performer/Dancer

Indra Slavena: Performer/Dancer

Sam White: Performer/ Dancer

Laura Mansford: Salamanda Tandem Artist Advocate

White Cane Venues and Festivals

Colchester Firstsite Gallery

Spitalfields Festival

Tokyo Muse Company Project

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Nottinghamshire Wellbeing Hub

Salamanda Tandem Studio Space and West Bridgford Park.

Other News on performances, publications, workshops, classes, retreats, recordings, film, academic presentations and research

Read Our latest 25 year celebration Publication Here: Salamanda Tandem 25 Years

Salamanda Tandem and Artistic Director Isabel Jones has been selected as the subject of a new ‘People Dancing’ Film (FCD) celebrating leading practice in the field of Dance.

2018 Iyengar Yoga Retreats:

Parwich Retreat Centre Derbyshire run by Isabel and Geoffrey: June 15th – 17th 2018

Dalyan Turkey: Yoga Holiday run by Isabel: 6th October to 13th 2018

Weekly Iyengar Yoga Classes : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Morning, Thursday evening and Monthly Yoga Workshops: Sunday Mornings.

Movement 4 Health, West Bridgford Bowls Club continue with Geoffrey Fielding. Weekly movement sessions for bowlers over 60’s.Oct 2017 – April 2018

Portrait Isabel-0739

2015 …new sound works and writing from India:

Dark Januaries 2018 Recording: Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman. Listen to our latest compositions here:

Salamanda Tandem new publication R and D: Mick Wallis and Isabel Jones

Look out for Salamanda Tandem’s new studio opened in May 2017 -Now open!


Past Recent Events

Australia Research Project Perth University and DADAA. Mick Wallis and Isabel Jones will be conducting their research over the next year, and visiting Perth in January and February 2016

2015 – 2016: The Internet of Soft Things research Project; a collaboration between, computer scientists, designers, MIND participants and psychotherapists based at Trent University department of Art and Design. Watch our for Salamanda Tandem’s 3 films produced with MIND co-designers at various national and international symposiums and conferences.

‘Gesture Site Specific Performance’ Corby Cube March 8th 2014 10.30am

‘Ad Astra  and Gesture Film’ Showing and Talk Corby Cube March 8th 4.30pm

3rd April White Cane Research project Central Leeds – Victoria Gardens with Mickel, Takashi, Duncan, Isabel and Mick

4th April Symposium  – Ludus Thinks . Presentation by Isabel Jones and Mickel Smithen

10th and 14th April Nortants Young Carers with NMPAT Sound Safari project with Duncan and Isabel

‘Orchestras Live Performances ‘ with co-composers Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones and VIVA Orchestra – 28th March 2014 Ashmount School 24th June and 25th June at De’Montfort Hall Leicester, June 2014

Orchestras Live Workshops with Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones and VIVA Feb and March 2014

May 28th, 29th and 30th May 2014 Victoria Gardens White Cane Process and Research

‘White Cane’ Performance – Victoria Gardens Central Leeds June 20th and 22nd 2014

Foundation For Community Dance Summer School July 2014 – Isabel Jones course leader

People Dancing International Conference Nov 2014: Salamanda Tandem

Site Specific Performance at Corby Cube commissioned by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art –  Final event 18th and 19th July in the Council Chamber Corby Cube

RE- Sound: A Children’s Opera with Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones in Aberdeenshire May and June 2013

Quarry-o-sion- Site specific sound art event for Wirksworth Festival September 7th / 8th 2013. 12.30 – 16.30pm each day

Touchstone Exhibition- Rufford Craft Centre 22nd September – 13th October 2013

Performance Private View Rufford Craft Centre Gallery 22nd September 2013. 2.30pm

Ad Astra Tallinn University, Estonia 21st April 2013

Ad Astra at the Water Tower – Site specific dance and music performance May 30th 2013

Quarry-o-sion Wirksworth Festival Sound Recording Sessions with local young people 7th August 2013

Quarry-o-sion Wirksworth Festival September 6th Rehearsals for Volunteers

Quarry-o-sion Shaw’s Quarry Music/Dance Performance Wirksworth Festival 7th & 8th September 2013

Journey Into Health, West Bridgford Bowls Club with Geoffrey Fielding. Weekly movement sessions for people over 65. Jan – March 2014

Trigonos Retreat Snowdonia – New Year 2013 with Isabel Jones and Geoffrey Fielding

Breathing Space Project in Staffordshire with disabled children Summer / Autumn 2012

Living Room Installation Ludus Festival – Leeds University Students Union June 2012

Seminars, training courses and conferences…..


Image 1. Rufford Craft Centre. Image 2. Living Room Bretton Hall. Photographs Geoffrey Fielding, Design Richard Hughes

FCD Dance and Disabled People Residential Course July 2014 led by Isabel Jones

NMPAT Music Training day led by visually impaired and sighted associate artists April 2014

NMPAT Music Training Day for Musicians January 2014

NMPAT Music Training day for Musicians Northamptonshire October 2013

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art – Gesture Seminar Event 6th August 2013

FCD Summer School Dance and Disabled People July 2013

Jessie’s Fund Music Interaction Training Day Manchester June 2013

Noise Floor Symposium Stafford University – Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones May 2013

FRAGILE?: EU Funded Symposium Estonia April 2013. 28 events, workshops and seminars with Curator Isabel Jones

FRAGILE? Call Out for workshops, presentations and art works Closing date October 10th 2012

Dance and Ethics Seminar: Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts Nov 2012

Therapeutic Dance: Lincoln Centre for Performing arts Nov 2012

Inclusive Dance Workshop: De’Montfort University Leicester – November 2011

Dance in The Community Lecture: De’Montfort University – November 2011

Plymouth University Dance Department –  November 2012 ( Targeted Event)

Plymouth University Psychology and Dance Department  Nov  2012 ( open seminar /event)

Embrace Arts Exhibition March 2012: salamanda tandem exhibit an art work as part of their conference on art and learning disabled people

Embrace, Create Connect Conference at Embrace Arts Leicester March 2012 Isabel Jones keynote workshop


Annual New Year Trigonos Alternative Education Centre in Snowdonia: December 31st – 2nd Jan

Annual Spring Retreat In Parwich Derbyshshire Co-led by Isabel Jones and Geoffrey Fielding.


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