X6 Collective

X6 Collective (1976-80) was founded by Emilyn Claid, Maedée Duprès, Fergus Early, Jacky Lansley and Mary Prestidge. Based in a warehouse building in Butler’s Wharf, London, X6 formed part of an emerging alternative art scene of artists, performers and filmmakers. X6 produced and published ‘New Dance’ magazine (1977-88), featuring contributions from international writers and practitioners. X6 Collective were formative in the development of the Association of Dance and Mime Artists (ADMA) and closely associated to the Dartington Dance Festival. Their work was presented at ICA, London (1979); Whitechapel Gallery, London (1979); Dartington Festival (1978-79); ADMA (Association of Dance and Mime Artists) Festival at the Drill Hall, London (1977- 80); and ACME Gallery, London (1977). In 1980, Butler’s Wharf was sold and redeveloped. Members of the X6 Collective and others went on to found Chisenhale Dance Space, London (1980-), an organisation that continues to provide support for independent dance and choreographic practices today.