Thinking Dance

by antonydunn on May 15, 2014

Friday Firsts no22 - Going Solo - Hannah Buckley - Woman With Eggs (c) Brian Slater (59)Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire Dance are working in partnership to deliver Thinking Dance, a two week practice-led research project from Monday 7 – Thursday 17 July.

The programme will provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and industry professionals to engage in new discourses around current cultural trends, landscapes, practices in contemporary dance and choreography as we move forwards into the 21st century.

Following a recent call out we are delighted to announce that the following artists will carry out practice based research: Rosanna Irvine (Perception Frames), Matthew Reason (Watching Dance across Disability), Mark Flisher (Body-based practice) and 70/30 Split. The programme is open to dance practitioners, students and researchers to take part in the research through studio based work, sharings, salons and workshops at Yorkshire Dance. If you are interested in taking part please contact

On Friday 18 July, Leeds Metropolitan University will present The Symposium, Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices. The symposium will include keynote addresses from Claire Hicks (Producer, Dance 4) and Rosemary Butcher. The event will also include a combination of individual papers, roundtable discussions and practical presentations of practice-led research.

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