LDP Seminar 6: Making dance work! - Performance outdoors & at festivals

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The last in Leeds Dance Partnerships series of monthly free talks, by dance industry experts to help develop your dance career

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Overview of seminars

Making dance work!

A season of seminars & social evenings by dance professionals

Join Leeds Dance Partnership every month to enjoy a series of free talks by dance and arts industry experts designed to help develop your dance career. Whether a professional or enthusiast, everyone is welcome. You can attend in person at Yorkshire Dance in central Leeds or join us for the livestream online. Free drinks and biscuits worth the visit alone!

Seminar subjects

Each seminar focuses on key themes and includes a range of subject areas such as building and demystifying networks and partnerships, knowing your practice and working with other artists/artforms. Our speakers are all experts in their field and include Gary Clarke (Gary Clarke Company), Rachel Fullegar (Gracefool), freelance fundraiser Pam Johnson, digital innovator Sean Clarke (Test Card)

Seminar 6 - Wednesday November 24th 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Making dance work! Performance outdoors & at festivals

Hosted by

Joseph Mercier - Choreographer, Performance Maker and Lecturer at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

With

Abbe Robinson - Festival Director at Light Night Leeds

&

Victoria Firth - Performer, Theatre Maker and Director

6.30pm - 8pm – Speakers talks & Q&A

8pm – 8.30pm - Networking and social event

Outdoor performance is a rich area for dance professionals to become part of, from the highly commercial events to bespoke large-scale one-off events. Understanding how to work in different settings, collaborating with a variety of partners, artists, programmers, and producers across settings will support development of your practice across the sector. We hear from Abbe Robinson, Festival Director at Light Night Leeds and Victoria Firth, Performer, Theatre Maker and Director, who between them move between venue, outdoor and festival presentations. They share their experience and question us to look at how we create and communicate to these expanding areas of performance opportunity with thoughts on site specific, festival networks, place making and the new normal for outdoor art.

Despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions nationally, for your safety Yorkshire Dance will be keeping several Covid safety measures in place in the coming weeks. We ask that in the interest of every attendee's safety and wellbeing, face coverings continue to be worn (unless exempt) and social distancing is observed. We will continue to ask you to sign in to the venue with the NHS Track and Trace app or leave your details. Please do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms or are waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.

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NB – This event will be livestreamed to an online audience

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Organiser Leeds Dance Partnership

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Leeds Dance Partnership delivers a range of initiatives, projects and commissions to grow and develop dance in Leeds and the wider North. Its core aims are:

  • To create a climate where shared visions can be realised; seek ways to support the independent dance sector; establish capital needs in the city; and advocate effectively for dance in Leeds
  • To develop the workforce of the sector to ensure that future generations of dance leaders can thrive in Leeds and the North
  • To reimagine the relationship between artists, producers, venues and audiences, bringing these together with national developments in the future of showcasing
  • To focus on building venue capacity for programming dance and growing audiences

Future Goals

Leeds Dance Partnership is currently fundraising to deliver a second strand of work focusing on:

  • Supporting a cohesive learning and engagement offer across Leeds and the North, working with Bridge organisations, local cultural and education partnerships, Artforms Leeds and Leeds Dance Network
  • Working with universities in the region to develop a cohesive approach to research and intelligence
  • Investigating ways in which dance can further impact health and physical activity and cross over with sports development, in association with Sport Leeds Board, Public Health and others

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