Dance In The Making
A conference on choreography by and with Young People presented by Youth Dance England in partnership with The Place as part of the UDance programme.
14th-15th July 2012, Southbank Centre, London
Two one-day seminars*:
Saturday 14th July: 10.30am – 4pm
Sunday 15th July: 10.30am – 4pm
Cost: £35 per day (although speakers will vary slightly on each day, the Sunday programme will be a repeat of the Saturday, so delegates do not have to attend both days of the conference). Delegate passes include lunch and refreshments, and a ticket to one of the U.Dance 2012 evening performances at Southbank Centre** (worth £7).
Chris Thomson, Director of Creative Teaching and Learning, The Place
Linda Jasper, Director, Youth Dance England
Bringing learning and discussion to the heart of the U.Dance 2012 festival, this is an opportunity for professionals and young dance artists to debate and share ideas on the theme of choreography by and with young people.
Chris Thomson, Director of Creative Teaching and Learning at The Place and Linda Jasper, Director of Youth Dance England will bring together experienced choreographers, teachers and group leaders who make work with young people from the UK and overseas and also young dance artists who make their own work and have experience of working with professional choreographers.
Although speakers will vary on both days, the overall programme of discussions will be the same on each day, so delegates are invited to attend either the Saturday or the Sunday seminars for the cost of £35 a day.
Some of the questions that will be addressed: What makes for best practice in choreography when working with young people? How important is it for young people to experience choreographic processes and what should they gain from it? What is learnt by young people when taking on the role of choreographer? What is the experience of professional choreographers and mentors when working with young people? What is the future for youth choreography and where can it best be supported?
Speakers will include young professional choreographers such as James Cousins, experienced professional choreographers who work with young people like Kerry Nicholls and Katie Green, as well as an international perspective from French colleagues Brigitte Hyon and Agnes Bretel from the Centre National de la Danse.
Spaces for this event are limited and include an entrance to one evening performance in the Royal Festival Hall. More details on the U.Dance 2012 performance programme can be found here.
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