LIFT is inviting artist proposals for a residency at the V&A to develop an ambitious proposal for a new performance or digital art project.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is proud to introduce its promising team of Student Ambassadors for 2013. In conjunction with the Development and Marketing Departments, Trinity Laban Student Union has launched a brand new Student Ambassador Scheme, designed to develop a group of students to represent Trinity Laban in various ways throughout the year.
The Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership has launched an exciting joint redevelopment programme to enhance and modernise dance facilities in Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in South East London.
In the first phase of the programme, starting in May 2013, Trinity Laban received £273,200 from Arts Council England (ACE). Along with support from the Garfield Weston Foundation, an anonymous Trinity Laban benefactor, the Foyle Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation totalling £175,000, this lottery grant will be used to enhance the Laurie Grove space and establish a Performance Laboratory.
Providing ten choreographers with awards to observe a choreographer at work in a creative context
Thank you to all the speakers, steering committee, attendees and staff that made Dance UK's National Choreographers' Conference 2013, which took place on Saturday 11 May, such a huge success.
Dance writer Donald Hutera tweeted: "NCC2013 was a non-embarrassment of riches in terms of stellar speakers. Congrats and ta to Dance UK for a widely rewarding event."
Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance offering a bursary to support students on the jointly delivered MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway, offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
The bursaries are Leverhulme Arts Scholars Awards, and are named in memory of Independent Dance co-director Gill Clarke who passed away in November 2011.
Dance UK member South East Dance is delighted to announce three new senior team posts as we complete a phased organisational restructure to ensure they are fit to meet the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Cath James joins them in the new role of Programme Director responsible for maintaining an overview and developing their artistic programme. Elizabeth Mischler joins them in the role of Producer leading their Artist Development Programme and Adrian van Schalkwyk joins them as Head of Finance and Operations.
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In partnership with Dance City, The Unfolding Sky: Turner in the North is a reimagining of some of the most vibrant and radical works made by the great English landscape painter JMW Turner, inspired by his tour of Northumberland and Co Durham in 1797.
Set to an original score played live by a band of acclaimed musicians and featuring an explosive cast of performers Zero is a turbulent mix of dance, music and visual theatre.
During May and June, Clod Ensemble will be touring to Brighton, Bristol, London and Malvern.
Since the 2013 Big Dance choreography came out, over 27,000 people have pledged to learn and perform it.
More adults than ever before are rehearsing and planning their performances. The Pledge is a great way to have fun with colleagues and friends. Use the new film to get your workplace, team mates or dance group involved.
New national funding model for choreographic open-ended research launches
East London Dance announces that Polly Risbridger has been appointed as Director to succeed Kiki Gale, who departs the organisation after 20 years of hugely distinguished service and great success. Polly, who is currently Creative Producer at East London Dance, will take up the post formally in August, leading the organisation into the next phase of its development.
This course by I Love Salsa is the only Edexcel accredited qualification for salsa dance teachers. Whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer or teacher, this is the course for you. The most comprehensive salsa dance teacher training course creating a buzz all over the UK. This course will give you transferable skills which you can use in many different areas of your life and work.
Cycle Stories 2013 is a long, durational piece of artistic work conceived of and realised by Charlotte Spencer Projects. With a collection of dancers, sound artists and a filmmaker, Cycle Stories will take place this summer across England and France, travelling by bicycle via a series of artistic residencies. A documentary film will capture the journey and creative process as it unfolds.
Dance UK wants to encourage all interested choreographers and teachers of choreography to attend and promotes equal opportunities.
Sadler’s Wells is fully wheelchair accessible and there are accessible toilet facilities. The venue has disabled car parking facilities that can be booked in advance. STAGE TEXT will also be providing live subtitles for attendees who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Elmhurst Reach4Dance is an innovative series of performance-based workshops that provide entertainment and creative communication through movement to people in mental health settings.
Since its launch, the project has successfully been taken to several hospitals and mental health units across the UK and Europe.
The aim of Reach4Dance is to present the joy of dance to people it would not usually reach, allowing them to take a break from their daily routines and to have fun. The performances and workshops involve Elmhurst final year students, who offer audiences demonstrations of classical ballet, jazz dance, tap or contemporary dance.
Dance UK member Morley College has lots of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks.
The recipients of Dance UK’s Business of Dance £1000 bursaries have been announced. Each recipient will work with a host organisation/company to develop their skills and enhance career progression. The bursaries respond to Arts Council England’s goal to promote collaborative working, knowledge sharing and development of a highly skilled workforce.
This morning, Dance UK's Caroline attended a speech on the arts in the UK. Culture Secretary Maria Miller spoke at the British Museum about 'Testing times: Fighting culture’s corner in an age of austerity'.
Despite the difficult economic climate, Dance UK has gone from strength to strength as an organisation and we now have more than 1000 individual members and 300 corporate members. We would like to thank members for their continued support of Dance UK. Your membership payments are more important than ever for Dance UK now we are no longer regularly funded by Arts Council England.
Dance UK’s ‘Fundraising for Artistic Projects’ seminar, part of the new Business of Dance training programme, will be presented at DanceXchange in Birmingham on Monday 13 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm.
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.
Dance UK’s ‘Distribution for Dance Works: Getting Your Work Seen’ seminar, part of the new Business of Dance training programme, will be presented at the Royal Opera House in London on Tuesday 28 May, 6.30 – 10pm.
The session will look at and discuss the variety of methods and models for distributing dance works, including traditional venue touring, festivals, online distribution, commercial contexts and collaborations. The seminar will include a panel of speakers, managers and artists with experience and knowledge in various forms of distribution and touring in the UK and internationally.
Dance UK’s ‘Business Planning and Setting up a Company’ seminar will be presented at The Place in London on Wednesday 1 May, 6.30 – 10pm. The seminar is part of the Business of Dance series, a training and professional development programme focusing on issues and skills related to the business and management side of dance.
The National Choreographers’ Conference, organised by Dance UK on behalf of the Choreographers’ Professional Network, is the only national event open to all choreographers and teachers of choreography. 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.