Dance Visions conference 2014


Dance Visions conference sessions include:

Opening Session: 12 Visions for Youth Dance
a young-person-led session
With Momentum Youth Dance Company

Thinking outside the box – challenging youth dance project structures
Led by Hannah Robertshaw & Stuart Waters
This discussion-based session will present interesting examples of youth dance projects and challenge the way we conceive, plan and prepare our work with young people. The session will look at different examples of commissioned dance projects and provide inspiration for future project design.

Quality, Content and Performance – how do we define quality within youth dance choreography
Led by Linda Jasper, David Ledger & James Morgan
This discussion-based session will provoke discussion on youth dance performance and choreography by presenting real examples and debating how we define quality.

Empowering Young People Through Dance – the relationship between form and content
Led by Zoie Golding
This 90-minute practical session will explore how we give young people a voice through dance and how we challenge young people to explore issue based choreography. The session will offer ideas for practical starting points and share examples from FuzzyLogic, one of the UK’s leading male youth dance companies.

Challenging street dance
Led by Victoria Igbokwe
This practical session will enable artists, teachers and practitioners to challenge their perceptions of street dance, looking beyond current trends and exploring how street dance can be delivered differently to young people. The session will provide a starting point for new choreographic ideas and will invigorate and refresh existing practice.

Challenging myths around inclusive dance
Led by Lucy Bennett
This discussion-based session will challenge and explore our preconceptions around integrated and disability dance. The session will be led by Lucy Bennett, Artistic Director of Stopgap Dance Company who creates exhilarating dance productions with disabled and non-disabled artists.

Raising standards in challenging contexts
Led by Helen Linsell
This practical session will give an insight into the working methodologies of Dance United Yorkshire, who specialise in working within challenging settings and with challenging behaviour. The session will open up debate about how we respond to working creatively in challenging environments, focussing on strategies to engage disaffected young people.

Keynote Speeches

Linda Jasper
& Cape UK


Read about Dance Visions – a youth dance conference here
Fri 7 Nov 2014, York

Meet the speakers here