2013 Dance Insights

working together for the future of dance

Wednesday 20 November 2013
CAST, Doncaster’s new performance venue

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In these challenging economic times, where dance for children and young people is under serious threat from a number of quarters, Dance Insights brought together around 100 people working with dance in a range of contexts - health and wellbeing, sport, education, community, children and young people, regeneration and the arts - for engaging and essential discussion on the issues.

Keynote speakers and session facilitators:
Meet them here

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Sessions included:

  • A bite-size introduction to inclusive dance and young people, led by Rachel Liggitt
  • Breaking down barriers to dance for young people, facilitated by Tracy Witney, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, & Martin Wilson, TIN Arts
  • Stand Up for Dance, led by Caroline Miller, Director of Dance UK
  • Commissioning Dance with Health, led by Jan Burkhardt
  • Young People Taking the Lead, led by Jake Orr & Zoe Parker
  • Youth Dance Futures, led by young people from across Yorkshire
  • Innovation and Risk Taking in youth choreography, facilitated by Tracy Witney

[Find more details of the sessions here]

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Mark Baldwin, Artistic Director of Rambert
gave a talk at the beginning of the conference, discussing creativity and young people, illustrated with these paintings

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Dance in Doncaster overview
A film from the Dance in Doncaster strategy, led by Doncaster Council, Doncaster Community Arts and Wayne Sables Project, created by local film artist, Jim Lockey.

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A New Canvas for Dance, by Martin Wilson
TIN Arts


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Commissioning Dance with Health, by Jan Burkhardt
Dance and Health Consultant: jan.burkhardt@yahoo.co.uk

See also
Burkhardt, J., & Holmes, J. (2012). Commissioning Dance for Health and Wellbeing: Guidance and Resources for Commissioners, here

and
Burkhardt, J., & Brennan, C. (2012). The effects of recreational dance interventions on the health and well-being of children and young people: A systematic review. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, here

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Antony DunnSpeech: The Politics of Dance
by Antony Dunn

Marketing & Communications Manager
Yorkshire Dance

Here

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The Debate

In the four weeks running up to the conference, a series of provocative questions were launched on Twitter and Facebook
See a selection of the responses here

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Linda Jasper, Director of Youth Dance England

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Dance Insights - visual minutes

See the Visual Minutes of the
Right To Dance debate

by Chris Murray
www.morethanminutes.co.uk

here

 

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Dance Insights was a partnership project developed and managed by Yorkshire Dance alongside partners:
Yorkshire’s Regional Dance Development Network, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, West Yorkshire Sport, Zomadic, ArtForms Leeds & Rotherham Youth Dance