Professional Development at Yorkshire Dance
WRITING FOR THE MOVING BODY
a MistressClass led by Liz Aggiss
Saturday 8 June, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Yorkshire Dance (only 20 places available)
Box Office 0113 243 8765
Full price £15, Concessions £12
Members of The Collective £10
A fast tasking, rough-shod performance-making and critical discussion three-hour session.
Liz Aggiss is an un-disciplined artist with an un-disciplined body of work. Since 1980 she has been a Wild Wiggler, Grotesque Dancer, Diva, Guerrilla Dancer, Trout, Golem and Performance Lecturer. Creating her work for stage and screen, Aggiss’ interdisciplinary practice is driven by content, embodies feminist dance practices and is framed by the politics that challenge and resist the ‘authority’ of formal conventions.
This MistressClass is programmed to coincide with
Friday Firsts #17: Liz Aggiss is THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
Full price £8, Concessions £6
SPECIAL OFFER – DO BOTH!
Full Price £20, Concessions £16
Members of The Collective £14
Call 0113 243 8765 to book NOW
North East, North West and Yorkshire Professional Dance Development Seminar
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
Wed 3 July, 2013
Who is it for: All those who are working in/or for the professional dance sector, focused on, although not exclusive to, those creating, making and producing work. For dance makers, dance organisations, dance agencies and dance producers.
What is it: Feedback on the work done so far to map the provision for professional dance development opportunities in the North of England. A debate on where the gaps are and what the future development landscape should be?
Your input is vital to securing a vibrant dance ecology for the North in the allocation of future funding and resources. This will not be a dry discussion but an inclusive and relevant consultation of what happens next for dance artist development in the North.
There will be performances by artists from each of the regions in the North at the conclusion of the day.
Travel bursaries are available on a first come first served basis. Please contact Sarah Spanton at email@example.com for more information.
To book your place call 0113 243 8765
Tickets to this seminar are free but limited.
Emergency First Aid at Work
Mon 1 Jul, 9.00am – 5.00pm
£75.00, including light refreshments
Call 0113 243 8765 to book a place
A comprehensive course covering the HSE Approved Emergency First Aid at Work content plus dance specific issues including soft tissue injury. This practical course led by experienced tutor Helen Underwood will leave candidates feeling confident to deal with a casualty suffering with injury or illness in an emergency situation. Also suitable for persons teaching children as Child CPR and choking are covered.
a choreographic & performance project
Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jul, 2013
Professional dancers and choreographers are invited to take part in a new choreographic and performance project led by award-winning choreographer and Yorkshire Dance Associate Artist Gary Clarke.
Pioneered by Merseyside Dance Initiative, Lustrum brings together 15 dance artists to devise, create and showcase five dance works (a solo, a duet, a trio, a quartet and a quintet) in five days; a fast and furious collaborative project driven by creative instinct and quickfire choices.
The week ends with the Lustrum Showcase on Sat 27 Jul, 7.30pm, at Yorkshire Dance. The five new pieces will be performed alongside performances by other artists from around the region, and Gary Clarke will lead a post-show discussion with the Lustrum artists.
Find out more here
Dance United Yorkshire is pleased to announce the Dance United Stage 1 Training Course is coming to Yorkshire Dance, Leeds in May 2013.
“An Introduction to Dance United’s Methodology and Practice in Social Inclusion”
NEW DATES: Monday 5 – Friday 9 August
(was originally scheduled for Monday 13 – Friday 17 May 2013)
£250 (or £225 without the NOCN accreditation)
To book your place contact Helen Linsell
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775 334098
Dance United’s training course looks at how to deliver high quality contemporary dance when working with challenging groups in the community. The main focus of this training course is the relationship between pro-active dance-based strategies that can be embedded into a dance methodology and responsive non-dance strategies that, together, can successfully resolve challenging behaviour, resistance and non-engagement within participant groups.
Firstly, there are the strategies that can be embedded within the dance method itself to work pro-actively to overcome resistance, non-engagement, and potential conflict. We share our dance methodology and unpick how and why it works for us.
But prevention is not always enough. Secondly, every teacher also needs a ‘tool-bag’ of strategies and interventions to deal with provocations and challenges to their authority in the dance space. The more tools they have, the more confident they are, and the more confident they are, the better able to respond rather than react when provoked.
In addition, what makes it possible to find stillness in the heat of the moment? Another part of the facilitation equation is managing our fear of what might happen, understanding what triggers our own vulnerability and volatility and understanding how we are part of the group dynamic.
The key questions revolve around:
• What is the relationship between ‘soft’ group management and ‘hard’ dance skills embedded within dance?
• What can you do when faced with challenge, confrontation and conflict?
• What lies beneath participants’ presenting behaviours?
• How can you decide whether behaviour is mildly, moderately or severely inappropriate and act accordingly?
• What makes challenging behaviour difficult to manage?
• How and why do particular strategies work?
The course will run 10.00am to 4.30pm daily, beginning with a contemporary class to introduce participants to Dance United’s work and repertoire.
Dance United’s Stage 1 Training course is accredited by the National Open College Network (NOCN). Those who complete the course may be awarded with a Level 3 Unit in Social Inclusion Practice in Dance (Credit Value: 3) by NOCN if they register beforehand.
The course will be five days but the fifth day is optional. The final day will involve teaching a group of young people who have graduated from a Dance United Yorkshire project. Following this you will receive feedback from both the young people and the course leaders. This will be a valuable and exciting opportunity to put learning into practice.