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Professional Development at Yorkshire Dance

Calling artists and creators

Dance Umbrella – Thoughts sought

Date: Wednesday 13 May

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Place: Martha’s Meeting Room, Yorkshire Dance

Dance Umbrella is piloting an online resource for choreographic development, called The Making Of / The Making By.

As part of the research for this project Dance Umbrella is inviting UK artists to come and discuss with them their needs and perspectives around professional resources.

Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella Emma Gladstone would like to invite choreographers and artists to an informal focus group to discuss the highs, lows and possibilities of digital learning.

Tell us what you would find useful to keep moving forwards, and share what has worked for you in the past.


Refreshments will be provided.


To RSVP please contact:

Louise Costelloe

Creative Learning Producer

Dance Umbrella




BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015: Call for Entries

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 is open for entries, with a new strand in dance film. Submit your work for a chance to win screenings at the festival (5-8 November), plus many more great prizes and awards that will get your work noticed by industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.

There will also be masterclasses, networking opportunities, talks and Q&As to engage with industry leaders to explore how dance artists are fostering creativity and innovation.

ASFF 2015 Prizes:

  • Screenings at the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2015
  • All film are in competition
  • Awards for Best Film in each category and People’s Choice
  • Eligibility to enter the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
  • Screenings in various guest programmes at other film festivals
  • Screenings as part of ASFF Film Tour
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine and on Aesthetica’s online channels (180,000 readership worldwide)

Genres accepted: advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. Running times up to 30 minutes.

Entries close 31 May 2015. To enter visit www.asff.co.uk/submit


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