Restoke are hosting a two-day masterclass in Stoke-on-Trent with Maxine Doyle, Associate Director & choreographer for Punchdrunk - internationally acclaimed pioneers in immersive theatre.

About the Masterclass

Site & State will draw on Maxine's research into Tension States exploring how, through dance and theatre, we amplify the human condition and unlock an individual language of tension and rhythm to tell stories, reveal characters and charge atmospheres.

Day one will be studio based and day two will be a site-based exploration at the iconic Spode Works site - a former pottery works in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. This masterclass is aimed at trained dancers & choreographers.

How to apply

We have 12 places available and will be prioritising regional artists (Midlands /North-West). Places are subsidised thanks to Arts Council England with further subsidy available for Staffordshire-based dance artists thanks to Art City. Please enquire with your location for prices.

For enquiries and details of how to apply for a place on this two-day masterclass please email Clare on:

Deadline for applications is 24th August.


Restoke combine dance, live music and storytelling to produce performance work that breathes new life into forgotten spaces.  

Based in Stoke-on-Trent we create unmissable performances which give a platform to the most engaging and important stories from our community. Our productions take place predominantly in disused buildings in Stoke-on-Trent, weaving the narratives of real life stories with the history and the fabric of the buildings we work in. 

Our projects involve performers of all ages and experience levels. If you think you might be interested in moving or performing with us, do get in touch! 

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