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Professional Development Opportunities

Getting Out of the Box

Getting Out of the Box
How to Survive as an artist…

Barnsley Civic
Saturday 15 October 2016 

Event suitable for dancers, movers, shakers, theatre practitioners, live artists, circus performers and anyone else who fancies it!

Join Karla Shacklock for an afternoon of tea and nice biscuits, which will include talking, reflecting, listening, and above all thinking about how performance artists can get out of their boxes. This is an opportunity for artists, venues, producers, programmers and funders to come together, to have authentic conversations (no holds barred except moaning!), to play with thinking in new ways and to consider how we can work together in order to survive and thrive.

Karla will share her OOTB experience, and you will hear a panel of inspiring dance/theatre legends talk about theirs. This is an opportunity to enjoy some safe time and space to think about your own journey. Topics might include: touring, funding, health and wellbeing, networking, parenthood, and generally how to keep going when it starts to feel tough. Hopefully you’ll leave feeling a bit safer, more empowered and like you are part of a wide and special world.

This is one of five free and accessible OOTB events taking place across the UK. Event locations: Pavilion Dance South West, Yorkshire Dance, Dance4, Trinity Centre Bristol, South East Dance.


Michael Clark Company
Barbican Weekend Lab, 10 – 11 September 2016


Led by current company dancers, this two-day workshop is an opportunity to delve into the techniques demanded by Michael Clark’s choreography and learn elements of company rep. Participants will also receive a ticket to see New Work 2016 at the Barbican in October.

Suitable for recent dance graduates and emerging professional dancers only, with strong contemporary and/or ballet technique, aged 18+. By application, bursary places are available. Apply by Monday 22 August. For more information visit the Barbican website.


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