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Dance Visions Conference 2014

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  Dance Visions Conference 2014 The team are still buzzing from our third and biggest regional youth dance conference: Dance Visions on 7th November in York. Dance Visions was really well attended with (over 130) delegates and speakers from across Yorkshire and beyond including those from a wide range of backgrounds, such as teachers, artists, [...]

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Northern Platforms live: Live Bites success

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We were proud to present a really good evening of work from artist as part of Live Bites (last Friday, 7th Nov). The evening consisted of 5 very different solo’s danced by women.  Audience response to new work by Sophie Unwin, Nadia Iftkar, Melanie Forbes- Broomes, Carlos Pons and Hannah Buckley was great with 100% [...]

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Welcoming Dutch dramaturge – practicing being vivid with Sketch

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Practicing to be vivid: dramaturgy in action Sketch, this year’s artist development project, got into full swing on Friday October 10th when the 6 selected artists, their dancers and some observers spent a full day in the studio with Peggy Olislaegers. Peggy is a highly experienced internationally renowned dance dramaturge as well as a programmer [...]

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Yorkshire Dance youth dance needs your help!

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Any donations to the raffle we will be holding at a charity even held with Irwin Mitchell law firm in December would be greatly appreciated!       Yorkshire Dance have signed up to a partnership event with Irwin Mitchell LLP taking place on Wednesday 17 Dec at the Aspire Rooms in Leeds. A Dinner [...]

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Dance in Health Programme

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Dance and Health Programme strengthens connections across the region October marks the final Dance and Health Networking Event which will take place at Bridlington Spa on Wednesday 29th October 10am – 1pm. Following the success of three regional training events which took place in Hull, Bradford and Scunthorpe, Jan Burkhardt (NHS) has been working with [...]

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Next Steps for Youth Dance in East Leeds

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On Wednesday 15 October 2014, we hosted an event at East Leeds FM, in Seacroft, to lay out our plans for the future of Yorkshire Dance Youth. Thanks to generous funding from the Igen Trust, we can develop and expand what we currently offer young people in East Leeds, aged 14-19 - a highly creative and [...]

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Leeds International Screendance Competition

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Yorkshire Dance is delighted to partner with the Leeds International Film Festival to launch the Leeds International Screendance Competition, the only current screendance competition in the UK. We received 126 applications to this first edition of the Leeds International Screendance Competition as part of the Leeds International Film Festival Short Film City programme. Leeds-based filmmaker Andy [...]

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respond_ is live!


It feels as if it’s been a long time coming, but at last respond_ is live… and it works! respond_is a new digital platform, based on Liz Lerman’s renowned Critical Response Process (CRP), built by Yorkshire Dance, Breakfast Creatives, the University of Leeds & Liz Lerman, and funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the [...]

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Dance Artists wanted for Yorkshire Dance Youth Companies

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Application Deadline: Monday 27 October 2014 Overview Yorkshire Dance is looking for inspirational dance artists to join our existing team, working with young people aged 12-18 years on exploring issue-based dance as part of a three-year youth dance company project. We are seeking dance artists who are passionate about working with young people and interested [...]

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Yorkshire Dance at People Dancing Conference

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People Dancing The international event for anyone working in dance Thu 13 – Sat 15 November 2014 Cardiff, Wales Yorkshire Dance is very pleased to have been invited to contribute to this autumn’s People Dancing conference. Wieke Eringa (Artistic Director & CEO) will be taking part in a discussion called ‘Frameworks & Partnerships: organisational approaches [...]

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