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Professional Development Opportunities

Error and Creativity

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Tuesday 13 December, 10am-6pm
School of Performance and Cultural Industries, stage@leeds, University of Leeds

The Error Network is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on Error and Creativity.  Delegates are welcome from professional backgrounds and from university contexts. Presentations and workshops will span dance, computer science, psychology, rehabilitation medicine, engineering, and transport studies. The symposium will encourage cross-disciplinary debate to explore the central theme from multiple perspectives.

Keynote speakers:
• Efva Lilja, Professor of Choreography and Vice-Chancellor, University College of Dance Stockholm
• Steve Benford, Professor of Collaborative Computing at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham.

Optional sessions include a tour of the University of Leeds’ Driving Simulator and a motion capture and movement workshop with artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli.

Attendance is free but please reserve your ticket as places are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/error-and-creativity-an-interdisciplinary-symposium-tickets-29072227816

A draft schedule is available at http://errornetwork.com/error-and-creativity-an-interdisciplinary-symposium


TIN Arts Associate Dance Practitioner Scheme

TIN Arts are looking to establish an Associate Dance Practitioners Scheme to support the expansion of our education and community programmes across the North East of England. As Associate Dance Practitioner is a paid position (in line with industry standard rates of pay).

Our Associate Dance Practitioners will also be first in line to deliver on one of our many projects when we need to bring in extra capacity.

All Associate Dance Practitioners will also take part in and gain access to FREE training in inclusive dance practice lead by the key senior personnel from TIN Arts, one of the leading inclusive dance organisations nationally and a member of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. This is a great opportunity to engage in high quality professional development to support your practice.

TIN Arts are holding an open session so that any interested practitioners can find out more about our organisation and our programmes of activity. The open day will include some physical activity as well as more information about the Associate Dance Practitioners Scheme.

Following the open session there will be an application process for the scheme with training, for those who are successful in joining the scheme, likely to commence in April 2017.

To find out more about TIN Arts and the scheme, sign up to attend the OPEN SESSION on Monday 16th January 2017 from 10:00 – 12 noon in Durham.  You must register prior to the session if you want to attend and you will receive a confirmation email within 5 days of registering.

For further information please contact Martin Wilson at TIN Arts (martin@tinarts.co.uk / 0191 384 0728)


Martha Graham Study Day

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £75 (10% discount on bookings made at least one month in advance)
Venue: University Centre, Doncaster

This primarily practical open level study day will consider the style and work of Martha Graham, and will be particularly beneficial to A Level, GCSE and BTEC dance teachers. The day includes:
• A Graham-based technique class including: consideration of characteristics such as the use of breath, contraction/release, spirals, opening of the leg, long stretch, pleadings, plies, brushes, knee vibrations and spiral turns
• Summary of characteristics of the technique
• Graham’s background and works
• Warm-up and creative tasks
• Resources
• Discussion/questions

Contact the Language of Dance Centre at info@lodc.org for more information


Teachers course for delivering LOD Awards

Time: 10am – 4pm daily
Cost: £375 (10% discount on bookings made at least one month in advance)
Venue: University Centre, Doncaster

This three-day teachers course will cover the material, application and assessment requirements for the NCFE accredited Level 1 Award in Language of Dance Movement Exploration.

The award has been specifically designed to be accessible to students with special educational needs and/or physical disabilities, but can be applied in varying settings to many different groups of learners.

You can find more details on the Language of Dance website www.lodc.org, including the full course specification for the award.


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