Regional Professional Development Programmed Announced for 2016

by aprilskipp on November 6, 2015

Vickyi Igbokwe - Dance Includes (c) Brian SlaterThe annual Dance Includes conference saw the launch of our exciting regional professional development programme Dance Transports.

Dance Transports responds to regional consultation to enable a structured programme of five professional residencies that takes place in each sub-regional hub area of Yorkshire.

Residencies will be taking place in Shipley, Doncaster, Barton, Hull and Northallerton.

Dance Transports residencies for 2016 include:

  • Dance & Dementia led by Dr Richard Coaten
  • Cultural Fusion led by Vicki Igbokwe, Uchenna Dance
  • Choreography with young people and communities led by Tim Casson
  • Dance practice for early years children led by Primed for Life
  • Intergenerational Dance led by Luca Silvestrini’s Protein Dance

In addition to explicitly linking Dance Transports with the Dance Includes conference, we are also supporting a variety of follow-up projects across the region that aim to help regional artists put theory into practice.

As part of the Hull Dance emerging artists strand, there will be three dance and dementia projects taking place within a care home, a day centre and a memory café led by local artists.

The South Bank dance hub are also exploring following up projects with local care homes in North and North East Lincolnshire. In South Yorkshire, there will be a year long intergenerational project led by artists in Sheffield working with a residential care home and a local school.

It’s our intention to make the Dance Transports residencies as accessible as possible by prioritising the regional spread of activity, enabling our regional artists to have access to professional training in their locality. Dance Transports also gives artists the opportunity to create their own package of professional development and encourages the migration of artists across different areas of Yorkshire. It plays an essential role in networking and often leads to new relationships and the possibilities to collaborate.” Hannah Robertshaw, Youth and Community Director.

Find out more about Dance Transports and how to book here.

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