Dance UK's Annual General Meeting
Beyond the body: Psychological tools for performance enhancement and well-being in dance
English National Ballet School working with former student and ex-English National Ballet dancer Andre Portasio and his company ArtStreaming TV for a live streaming event at the School.
This year’s National Dance Teachers Association conference will explore changes to the national curriculum and best practice in dance education. Through keynote presentations, seminars and practical workshops, Moving On will support teachers and those interested in dance in schools to understand and implement the curriculum changes.
Join the Construction Industry Council for the pinnacle of the 25th Anniversary celebrations; a Gala Dinner in celebration and reflection of 25 years in the industry. The Gala will be in support of the Construction Youth Trust and Dance UK’s Healthier Dancer Programme.
Donʼt miss out on Launch, the annual professional development and networking
day designed especially to help dance students and recent graduates starting
out in their careers.
The Speaking Dancer is a professional development programme that supports the artist as both performer and choreographic author. SDIPT offers students coming from a professional and or performing arts degree background the opportunity to rethink their relationship to their practice, and develop new processes and skills. The programme is directed by Jacky Lansley with guest teachers including choreographer Fergus Early (Artistic Director, Green Candle Dance Company), theatre director Anna Furse (Head of Department of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London) and performance and visual artist Rose English. The programme is structured in four modules over four weekends throughout October 2013 – April 2014. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Dance Research Studio’s 10 year anniversary event ‘Passages’ October 26th/27th 2013.
FRAMING THE FUTURE
An evening previewing Dance UK’s 2013 - 2015 programme
Join us for a presentation and drinks reception celebrating the amazing continued support of our partners, funders and members
Dance UK member the BBO is holding a Summer School, 19th – 23rd August at BBO Headquarters in London. Junior and Senior courses in either jazz or ballet for dance students aged 9-18 years. Weekly and daily rates available.
The ISTD holds Summer Schools for teachers in Modern Theatre, Tap Dance, National Dance and Imperial Classical ballet. Topics covered include teaching methodology, syllabus work and aspects of the genre. They also provide the opportunity to learn from peers as well as highly experienced lecturers. A Students’ Summer School for Imperial Classical Ballet is also scheduled for 2013.
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is hosting a range of Summer schools across July and August for both children and adults.
Dance for Older Learners: Sharing the Outcomes for the Lifelong Wellbeing Project
The Royal Academy of Dance recently secured funding from the Skills Funding Agency as part of the new Community Learning Innovation Fund, to work with adult learners in the community and improve their health and wellbeing through dance.
The session will cover how to distribute your work and get it seen via a variety of means including touring and the internet.
This session is part of Dance UK’s Business of Dance training series. The short sharp three hour session is aimed to provide practical knowledge and information sharing for self-managed dance artists, company dancers looking to develop their own work, and independent dance managers who want to develop their skills.
The day includes short, sharp presentations by a diverse range of world-leading thinkers and experts drawn from across our rich choreography industry. The conference will be a vibrant event filled with inspiring ideas, experiences and brain-food as well as open collaboration and discussion between speakers and participants.
This session provides practical knowledge and information sharing for dance artists and managers in the process of planning for and setting up a dance company.
The Royal Academy of Dance has announced details of their conference which will bring together leading experts in dance, health, community arts and education to explore the ways in which dance can enhance lives.
Dance UK’s ‘The Business of Dance’
New business skills training programme designed to meet the professional development needs of dance managers and self-managed artists
Does the advertising industry already act responsibly on body image issues, or does there need to be legislation to protect people vulnerable to its influence?
Does advertising follow public opinion, not lead it? Isn’t body image just about personal vanity?
The Body Ideal Debate at the London College of Fashion will bring together views, opinion and expert witness on this fascinating topic.
Speakers from advertising, fashion, media and activism will raise the issues as they see them, inform the debate and get everyone thinking.
Audience participation will be encouraged, and we expect to see hearts and minds changed by the end of the day- we just can’t predict which way!
Confirmed speakers include:
Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion
Susie Orbach, psychotherapist and writer
Wayne Hemmingway, designer and entrepreneur
Elspeth Lynn, creative director M&C Saatchi
Louise McCabe, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility ASOS
Download the final programme here
The debate will be of interest to the Advertising industry, staff and executives;
Photographers; Models, their agents and bookers; Designers and fashion industry experts
Fashion retailers; Marketing staff and executives
Educational establishments, fashion, media and related college students and staff
Clinicians and researchers into eating disorders and body image
Journalists, feature writers, magazine editors, and bloggers
The debate costs £175 which includes lunch and refreshments. Discounts available for bookings of three or more participants, and for Beat Professional Network members.
Online: visit the Beat website
Over the phone: call Beat on 01603 753304
Paper: download this booking form
Susan Ringwood, Chief Executive of Beat says “eating disorders are complex illnesses, with no single cause, but body image and self esteem are definitely part of the mix for most people affected. We’re really keen to raise this debate among people who know how the creative industries work, know the constraints and realities as well as see the possibilities for change”.
Catalyst: Saturday 9 March 2013, 10am - 4pm
The place to refresh your teaching practice
A day of stimulating and inspirational professional development for primary and secondary school teachers and dance artists working in education.
- Learn Physical – bringing the curriculum to life through embodied learning
- Inspired – gain the confidence to plan and deliver fun and engaging dance lessons
- Making Contact – a beginner’s guide to contact work in the school setting
- Dance Takeaway – get inspired to plan stimulating dance lessons
- All About Alston – learn sections of repertoire and explore how these can be the basis for student choreographic tasks
£35 for any morning or afternoon session
£60 for a morning and an afternoon session
SPECIAL OFFER IF YOU BOOK 2 OR MORE PLACES:
£30 for any morning or afternoon session
£50 for a morning and an afternoon session
The cost of the workshop includes support materials / resources and refreshments.
Visit http://www.theplace.org.uk/catalyst for more information
How to book
To book your place, please contact Ania Coverdale firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7121 1032
The Foundations for Excellence Conference is taking place at Dartington Hall, Devon on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February 2013. The conference theme is “Nurturing and supporting talented young dancers and musicians” with special facilitated sessions looking at “Environments and Models”.
Saturday 16 February 2013,
The Place, 6pm & 8pm
Fuzzy Logic, ENB YouthCo, Quicksilver, JNR SINstars and #PPL Dance Company reveal new dance works to music chosen by Sharon Watson, Aletta Collins, Bawran Tavaziva, Akram Khan and Jonzi D for an exciting evening of contemporary dance. There will also be a performance from The Place’s resident youth group Shift.
Following an incredible response last year The Place welcomes the return of refresh. Five of the UK’s leading groups on the youth dance scene have been selected from open applications to work with project mentor Kerry Nicholls to create and perform new pieces to specifically chosen music for this one-night-only programme of dynamic dance.
The programme includes international hip-hop arts organisation, SIN Cru’s youth dance company initiative JNR SINstars who will perform The Aurochs Were to Code by Philip Feeney which was chosen by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s artistic director, Sharon Watson. The English National Ballet’s youth dance company ENB YouthCo will be performing Tribe to Flying Lotus which was chosen by choreographer and rapper Jonzi D. The piece is heavily influenced by the music and explores the idea of pack mentality. Also on the bill is one of the UK’s leading male youth companies Fuzzy Logic who will perform Again and Again, a fusion of high tempo and energetic contact work and exciting narrative contemporary dance to music chosen and composed by choreographer Bawren Tavaziva. Rambert’s youth dance company Quicksilver will perform The Disappearance of Elsie May which takes its inspiration from Ben Frost’s Theory of Machines chosen by Akram Khan, one of the UK’s most celebrated choreographers. Closing the show is #PPL Dance Company founded by choreographers Dani Harris-Walters and Sia Gbamoi. #PPL Dance Company will present The Beauty Within... to Billy May’s Goomba Boomba chosen by renowned choreographer Aletta Collins.
The Place’s own resident youth company Shift will open refresh performing The Falling Room. The piece was choreographed by Kerry Nicholls to an original sound score by David Walters and premiered at Fresh 2012.
refesh provides youth dance companies with the rare opportunity to engage with some of the country’s leading dance artists and perform on The Place’s stage.
Date: Saturday 16 February 2013
Location: The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London, WC1H 9PY
The Robin Howard Theatre, 6pm & 8pm
Tickets: Under 18s £9 / Adults £12
Book now: https://www.theplace.org.uk or 020 7121 1100
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Returning for its 24th edition, Resolution! is at The Place from Tue 8thJanuary to Friday 15th February, showcasing the work of 81 dance companies in nightly triple bills, in the biggest festival for new dance in the UK.
For one night only, Fresh presents an unbeatable programme of some of the UK’s best youth and professional dance companies for a dynamic evening of contemporary dance.
The programme includes the explosive hip-hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment, who recently captured public attention with their outstanding performance for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. At The Place they will be performing Krump – Buck – Amp, a fusion of everything from popping, krump, hip hop, free-styling, break and house dancing with contemporary and theatre dance. Also on the bill is the award-winning choreographer James Cousins, performing an excerpt from the touching There We Have Been, which takes its inspiration from Haruki Murakami's bestselling novel, Norwegian Wood. Contemporary circus performer Simone Riccio will be presenting an extract from his spectacular My Reclaim, which combines a German wheel act with contemporary circus, dance and video projections.
Before the show commences on the main stage, Cando2, the youth company of Candoco, the dance company working with disabled and non-disabled dancers, will present an installation entitled Long Play, which has been influenced by French performer Rachid Ouramdane’s Looking Back.
Alongside these professional companies, an exciting line up of the best UK youth dance companies will take the Robin Howard Dance Theatre’s stage. The Place’s own youth dance company Shift will be premiering The Falling Room, choreographed by Kerry Nicholls, to an original sound score by David Walters. Khronos will present For Queen and Country?, a dance piece set in the war zones of the Middle East, following one soldier’s journey through the physical and psychological demands of the army. I’mPossible by A&R Dance Company, and Accomplices, by London Contemporary Dance School’s students Fionn Cox-Davies and Camila Gutierrez, will complete the programme.
Fresh provides young dancers with the rare opportunity to engage with other dance lovers and professionals in a fun and supported environment. Dancing will continue off stage when The Place’s theatre bar is transformed into an exclusive ‘after-show party’ with DJ Vitty Dubs.