The project includes support for six emerging artists who will develop their practice in community settings over the next two years. Yorkshire Dance’s Youth and Community Director Hannah Robertshaw has worked closely with Hull Dance to develop the strategic project and will act as consultant to support the Hull and East Riding Youth Dance Hub to deliver the project. Yorkshire Dance and The Hull and East Riding hub will work together on the delivery of this strand of the project, providing a key touchstone for dance connectivity in the region.
Hull Dance will be working over two years to support the development of a dynamic dance ecology in Hull with dancers working and creating quality work in the city. Hull Dance aims to invest in the development of local and regional dancers and companies. In addition, Hull Dance will organise performances and partnerships with national dancers and companies, with the ambition for a dance space for 2017.
Activity will include the employment of a part time Creative Producer, weekly professional dance classes, mentoring programmes and professional dance training weekends. In addition, the project will launch the 2015 Hull Dance Prize and performances by national dance companies at local venues such as Hull Truck Theatre.