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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Singapore from October 25 - 27, 2012. Meeting activities and sessions will be held at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay located on the Singapore River. On Sunday, October 28, 2012, a special program, "A Day for Teachers" will be held.
This three-day meeting is directed to those involved with the health-care, education, administration and supervision of dancers, including physicians, physical therapists, allied health professionals, alternative healthcare practitioners, psychologists, arts administrators, artistic directors, choreographers, educators, scientists, movement specialists, and dancers.
Upon completion of this meeting, attendees will:
Gain insights into the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention.
Improve competence in the identification of physiological impacts of dance.
Advance their knowledge of the biomechanics of dance and apply this to injury prevention and management.
Enhance their knowledge regarding the psychological and nutritional issues that affect dancers.
Integrate newly acquired clinical knowledge into their own areas of expertise based upon their participation in movement sessions.
Increase their ability to communicate effectively with dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, and health care professionals.
Special Interest Groups (SIG) Day
A program will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 for specialty groups from the dance medicine and science community. You may register to attend SIG Day even if you do not attend the IADMS Annual Meeting.
A Day for Teachers, Approaches to Wellness for Dancers, will explore the psychological and physical essentials of disciplines that many dancers use to complement dance technique class.
Our Upstairs @ Rich Mix dance programme, offers a rare opportunity for young and dynamic artists to produce and debut their work.
Dance scratch night, Free to Fall, headlines a season that features break-dance soundtracked by a brass band, striking visual theatre rooted in Indian dance, and controversial Hip Hop, brought to life by dance and spoken word.
We host a strong programme of Asian dance featuring classical Indian dance, Bharatanatyam and contemporary Kathak. On Friday 28 September, we host an evening of striking visual Indian dance theatre, created and performed by award-winning choreographer and director Shane Shambhu. On Friday 2 November Akademi present Daredevas featuring the brightest young talents showcasing a mixture of bold and adventurous choreographies. Finally on Saturday 1 December Aakash Odedra performs solos choreographed by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan.
In November Bollywood Bitesized returns, immersing you in the sights, tastes and sounds of Bollywood in its heyday. They will screen Deewaar (1975), starring Amitabh Bachan in his seminal outing as Bollywood’s angriest young man, which also happens to be the film Danny Boyle credits as the inspiration behind Slumdog Millionaire.
Breakin’ Brass returns on Friday 14 December, combining brass bands with a B-Boy competition. Leave you preconceptions at the door as they will be null and void after this epic night.
To help encourage a new generation of dance enthusiasts, we will continue to offer young people in our local community the opportunity to experience East London’s dynamic and diverse dance culture first hand. With the support of our dance partners, this autumn we are prioritising 10 free tickets for selected dance performances to dance, school or university students who live or study in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.
To take advantage of the free ticket offer, students are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7613 7498. No more than two free tickets can be booked by any one person, and students must show some form of student identification when collecting tickets from Box Office.
Beat, in association with Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED), is pleased to announce they will be hosting the UK’s first conference on disordered eating in sport and fitness.
An international conference to illuminate the role of ballet in the life of today’s dancer
13 – 15 September 2012
Hosted by Balettakademien, Stockholm
In partnership with ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem, Netherlands
and in co-operation with
The Juilliard School, Dance Division, New York, U.S.A.
To bring mind, body and soul back into dance after the summer break.
Morning class each day - 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Intermediate/Advanced standard)
Conditioning, Wednesday, Friday 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm
Pointe Class, Thursday 12.45 pm to 1.45 pm
(Private coaching available on request.)
Master Class: Repetoire on Saturday afternoon with former Principal Dancer, Doreen Wells 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
“Back to the Barre reminded me why I loved ballet so much.” dancer from Birmingham Royal Ballet.
“It emphasised what it is to have a pure classical technique.” graduate of the Royal Ballet School.
For further information please phone Anya on 01483 533971 or e-mail Caroline at email@example.com
Since the first PAMA Symposium 30 years ago there have been tremendous developments and expansion in the field of Performing Arts Medicine. The 2012 meeting will reference our history as we focus on the wealth of knowledge and experience in current practice and research. The symposium will culminate with several new exciting research initiatives that look ahead to the next 30 years.
Attendees will be able to enhance their skills and quality of care of performing artist by:
Valuing the historic view and development of Performing Arts Medicine as a field in moving forward with new applications in research and education.
Gaining knowledge of new research projects and applied science as the current foundation for improved practice and enhanced care for performing artists.
Networking and sharing ideas with new colleagues to increase cooperation in the field of Performing Arts Medicine.
For more information: http://www.artsmed.org/pama2012confbro.pdf
'We Dance' festival is a unique chance for you to see a number of dance performances of acclaimed dance companies including Freefall (Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fox Hollies' dance company for people with a learning disability) and Chitraleka.
The festival takes place at mac birmingham on 13 and 14 July, marking the end of a series of dance workshops for people with a learning disability.
Visitors will be able to watch performances of contemporary and South Indian dance, and get involved in bhangra, ballroom, music and line dancing workshops.
Tickets cost only £5. Find out more and buy tickets:
The dance project is inspired by the London 2012 Games, and will involve people with a learning disability in the Cultural Olympiad.
The project is led by Mencap, in partnership with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Freefall Dance Company, mac birmingham, Fox Hollies School and Performing Arts College and Midland Mencap.
The Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient continuing medical education (CME) course is designed to teach healthcare practitioners about the unique risk factors associated with dance training and provide them with up-to-date and innovative treatment plans for the dancer-patient. Studies indicate that 80 percent of dancers will experience a major disability during their career and that 95 percent will experience repetitive stress injuries. This course will provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based research about numerous intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with injury. Further, it will disclose the best-known means of reducing injury occurrence and severity, and teach the skills necessary for dance medicine professionals to improve health outcomes among their dancer patients. Our course will update practitioners about the latest research findings relevant to them in such areas as screening, nutrition, ergonomics, biomechanics, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Dance educators, somatic practitioners and dance scientists are also welcome to register for the first day of the course (Thursday). The presentations on this day are intended to build a stronger bridge between the education and healthcare of the dancer.
Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice
University of Wolverhampton
4 day course in July 2012
University of Wolverhampton are delighted to offer you the opportunity to join our new course which will prepare you for the Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice. The certificate is a result of an exciting collaboration between Trinity College London and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), and aims to fill a recognised gap in qualifications for dance practitioners. This Level 5 qualification is awarded by the prestigious Trinity College London, and is applicable to those working across all sectors and genres of the dance profession. In gaining this certificate, dance teachers, professional dancers, and community dance leaders have the opportunity to develop and then demonstrate their up-to-date knowledge of safe and effective dance practice.
The Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice covers a wide range of areas from the appraisal of particular training requirements within chosen dance genres, to the understanding of hydration and nutrition and applied physiology and injury management. The certificate is unique in its content and application. Candidates registering for the qualification will be assessed on their knowledge of the key principles underlying safe and healthy dance practice. Upon achieving the qualification, candidates will be able to demonstrate their mastery of applying the key principles of safe practice in their teaching to their students, employers, parents, and other professionals in the field.
As a course provider, The University of Wolverhampton gives you the unique opportunity to study with dance practitioners and researchers in the field of dance science. The University of Wolverhampton is a world leader in dance science and produces 10% of the world’s research literature on dance science each year. The course will be led by Senior Lecturers Frances Clarke and Danielle Aways who are Trinity College examiners for the Certificate in Safe and Effective Dance Practice. The course will include access to academic books and papers only available through our staff, and a tour of our state of the art performance health labs. Practical sessions will be taught in our stunning new Performance Hub on the Walsall campus. See page 2 for course information.
Please contact Frances.Clarke@wlv.ac.uk or click through this page for further information.
A one-day CPD course for musculo-skeletal practitioners covering approaches to the assessment, treatment & management of performing artists.
The Place announces the annual End of Year Season, in which graduating students from London Contemporary Dance School perform a varied and excellent programme, marking the completion of their training at one of the world’s leading conservatoires.
tamed e.V., the German Association for Dance Medicine, is organizing its 12th Congress for Dance Medicine in the “Ufer Studios” on the banks of the Spree River in Berlin-Wedding. This congress will be in cooperation with the “HZT” for Dance in Berlin and the State Ballet of Berlin. International experts from the realms of medicine and dance will demonstrate the importance of fascia in the body as an ubiquitous system of capsules, tendons and ligaments and will discuss their special meaning in dance. The goal is to carry over scientific and dance medical knowledge into the daily routine of dance and to keep dancers healthy on the long term.
According to Dr Liane Simmel, dance medicine specialist and board member of tamed e.V., “Fascia and connective tissue are an urgent subject in Dance Medicine. As a network which connects and permeates the entire body, it allows for movement without friction, forms the shock absorbers for movements and plays an essential role both in the immune system and in the healing process of tissues. The subject of fascia also mirrors tamed’s idea of building a network in dance. As the world’s largest national dance medicine organisation, we promote communication between doctors, therapists, dancers and dance teachers and allow for dance medicine to gain an ever increasing status within the German speaking world.“
Potential presenters may choose from these formats: lectures, clinical case presentations, workshops, discussion panels, and poster presentations. We encourage you to send in your contributions from clinical and practical dance medicine, research, dance physiology, dance psychology, and dance pedagogy. The deadline for sending in your abstracts is September 1, 2011. Abstracts will only be accepted online at http://www.tamed.de/kongress/abstract.html. More information can be found at www.tamed.de
Trinity College London
International Association of Dance Medicine
Dancing Fit is a fun and energetic class, unique to Greenwich Dance!
The class involves a generic warm-up, raising the pulse and preparing the joints and muscles for the class ahead. The main section of the class involves continuous dance movement, incorporating various popular dance moves from styles as diverse as jazz, street, contemporary and even some Latin and Irish dance moves! This section of the class forms the basis for the high energy dance workout, which focuses on improving stamina and overall fitness.
The dance movement skills and intensity build across the 6-week course, forming a new energized dance fitness routine with every 6-week course. The final section of the class works on building strength and toning muscles, along with working on flexibility. The class has been running at Greenwich Dance for 4 years and both regulars and beginners are welcome. Get ready for a fun and fitness filled 6-weeks!