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Leeds International Screendance Competition

Leeds International Film Festival 2014

______________________________________   ______________________________________ The city of Leeds is a leading national centre for dance and home to such organisations as Yorkshire Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. For 2014, Leeds International Film Festival launches the Leeds International Screendance Competition as part of its Short Film City programme to showcase [...]

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Meeting Douglas

Douglas in Leeds (c) Yorkshire Dance

respond_ is suddenly taking very human form… in the shape of a man called Douglas… respond_ is a new responsive online programme, based on Liz Lerman’s renowned Critical Response Process, being built by Yorkshire Dance, Breakfast Creatives, The University of Leeds & Liz Lerman, and funded by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. We’re [...]

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Interested in running your own dance or fitness class at Yorkshire Dance?

Tutor-Led Classes (c) David Lindsay

Fancy hiring weekly space for rehearsals, workshops, or lessons? Our Tutor-Led Classes programme may be just what you’re looking for. What is the Tutor-Led Classes (TLC) Programme? External tutors or groups can hire space at Yorkshire Dance at a discounted rate in order to run their own classes, courses, workshops, rehearsals and lessons. The TLC [...]

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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation awards Yorkshire Dance grant of £67,000

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Yorkshire Dance is very grateful indeed to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for a grant of £67,000, announced this month. The award will enable us to deliver our new Amplified programme, designed to support independent artists with a proven track-record, and to build a stronger profile for dance with audiences, venues and festival partners. Amplified sets [...]

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Yorkshire Dance welcomes first paid apprentice

Callum Powell - Studio Operations Apprentice

As part of its ongoing commitment to sector workforce development, Yorkshire Dance is pleased to welcome its first formal paid apprentice, a new role developed within its Operations Team. Please welcome the appointment of Callum Powell as Studio Operations Apprentice. As part of the small Operations Team, Callum will be working on reception, supporting event [...]

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I feel I know you better now

Hannah Robertshaw

Hannah Robertshaw, Yorkshire Dance’s Youth & Community Dance Director, reflects upon the making of a short film created by young people from Yorkshire Dance Youth. Filmed on location in inner city Leeds, Dancing With Your Neighbours presents a personal insight into these communities, presenting conversations through dance. Read her article, published in the Summer 2014 [...]

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Five Yorkshire youth dance groups selected for U.Dance 2014

Yorkshire Dance Saturday Street Crew at U.Dance (c) Sarah Lyon

U.Dance 2014 took place in Nottingham between the 26th and 29th June, featuring work selected at regional youth dance showcases across the country. Yorkshire groups selected at FRESH included StreetBeat Elite and Phoenix Youth Dance Academy Juniors who took part in a residential programme and performed on stage at the Nottingham Playhouse. In addition to [...]

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Inspiration through cultural exchange: OYO Leeds

OYO & Young Dancers at Yorkshire Dance (c) David Lindsay

During the first week of July 2014 Yorkshire Dance welcomed ten dancers from OYO, the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (http://www.ombetja.org/) from Namibia to Leeds to create a new piece of dance theatre with a group of young dancers from Yorkshire. OYO’s dance troupe is rapidly gaining an international reputation for creating inspiring dance work which deals [...]

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Yorkshire Dance funding renewed by Arts Council England

Arts Council England

Yorkshire Dance, the Leeds-based dance development agency for the Yorkshire region, is delighted to announce that Arts Council England has renewed its funding as a National Portfolio Organisation, awarding it £325,794 per year for the period 2015-2018, totalling £977,382. In 2011, Yorkshire Dance was awarded an uplift in its funding from Arts Council England, receiving [...]

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Namibia Meets Leeds

OYO

Namibian and Yorkshire cultures combine as dance troupe OYO visits Leeds OMBETJA YEHINGA ORGANISATION (OYO) RESIDENCY Mon 30 – Sat 5 July, Yorkshire Dance Yorkshire Dance is delighted to announce that Namibian trust Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) will be visiting Leeds in July to take part in a cultural exchange with dance students and graduates [...]

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