© Sara Lindström

Yorkshire Dance celebrates Festival Associate Arup

by aprilskipp on October 4, 2016

We are delighted to be teaming up with the globally renowned engineering firm Arup to deliver Juncture 2016.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

The association with Juncture 2016 means that Arup staff have already been actively involved in the commission of the new film, Dancing on my Own by Sarah Lindström, which celebrates the simplicity and complexity of dancing. Sarah invited people of different ages and experiences to dance to their favourite music track in front of the camera. The film will be premiered at The Tetley on Sunday 30 October.

Our two organisations first built a relationship during 2012 when choreographer Beth Cassani and film maker Andy Wood worked with staff in Arup’s Leeds offices to investigate the impact of choreography, space and movement in the work environment on communication and team dynamics**.  Following this in 2015, Yorkshire Dance’s Hannah Robertshaw worked with staff to investigate and stimulate creativity and play through movement.

Anyone working in the cultural sector knows about the challenges of building meaningful relationships with private sector businesses. For Yorkshire Dance it is brilliant to work alongside an organisation that is so unusually rich in its highly skilled workforce and so engaged with the community in which it operates. Both organisations share a strong commitment to making a positive contribution to the local community.” Wieke Eringa, CEO & Artistic Direction of Yorkshire Dance

** A project called Workmoves, part of the Imove. Imove began life as part of Yorkshire’s cultural programme to celebrate London 2012.

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