We are excited to invite you to join us at Creating in the Moment, a week-long intensive Lab for disabled and non-disabled dancers, performers and makers.
Two years after our hugely successful International Summer Lab at London’s Southbank Centre, Candoco is heading north with an exciting residential Lab programme delivered in partnership with Live at LICA (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts). From Sunday 4 to Saturday 10 August 2013, we invite you to engage with Candoco’s working practice, exploring your own interests and impulses through improvisation.
This was my first time in an integrated setting and it has made me think a lot about what work I find interesting, how a choreographer approaches such a wide variety of people and how integrated dance enriches artistic process. This week has made me question why people are so attached to ‘trad’ body aesthetics and the wisdom and fullness that’s gained by using a much larger spectrum of society in dance
The fee for the Lab is £395 and includes 6 nights accommodation in the beautiful grounds of Lancaster University and full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). To take advantage of our early bird offer of £375 apply before Friday 26 April 2013.
The fee for artists who do not require accommodation is £250 and includes lunch and dinner. To take advantage of our early bird offer of £225 apply before Friday 26 April 2013.
To find out more and to apply download the Information Sheet and Application Form
Contact Learning Manager Hannah Dye with any queries.
With the departure of Kiki Gale, after over 20 highly successful years, we are now recruiting for an exceptional individual to lead East London Dance into its next phase of development.
East London Dance is a pioneering dance development organization based in Stratford. London. We have an established and wide-ranging programme for artists, audiences and communities, are one of London's key dance promoters and are in demand as a partner to other creative and cultural organisations. The impact of our work is recognised locally, regionally and nationally, and we have a growing international profile.
You will be a dynamic and inspirational leader, with five years' experience of working at senior management level within an arts organisation, experience of high quality creative programming, a proven track record in building audiences, participants and strategic partnerships, and in fundraising. You will be hugely ambitious for the organisation's future, and the future for dance across east London.
Details: Salary: £42,000 - £45,000 Application details:
Information: Visit the East London Dance website for more details and a job application pack.
Deadline: 11 April 2013 12:00 pm
Interview: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
If required, Second interviews will be held on Friday 2 May 2013.
East London Dance
UKt: +44 020 8279 1050 e: firstname.lastname@example.org/home.php?section=8&page_
A seminar organised by Dance UK for dance managers & self-managed artists, part of The Business of Dance training programme
Date: Friday 5 April 2013, 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Sadler’s Wells, Khan Lecture Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN (www.sadlerswells.com for directions)
Tickets: £8 Dance UK members, £18 non-members
To book: http://www.danceuk.org/shop/events/
Fundraising for Artistic Projects is part of Dance UK’s new Business of Dance Stepping Stones training series. The short sharp three hour session is aimed to provide practical knowledge and information sharing for self-managed dance artists, company dancers looking to develop their own work, and independent dance managers who want to develop their skills.
Sarah Shead, freelance arts manager, gives an hour long training session focusing on:
• the types of funding available
• identifying local funds open to artists
• an overview of Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funding
• top tips on how to write successful funding applications
A panel of independent local dance artists, including Hakeem Onibudo (Impact Dance) and Rachel Birch-Lawson then share their personal stories of how they have raised funds to create their own works.
Dance UK recently organised the same training session in Leeds. One of the dancers who attended said about the event:
“It was very relaxed and quite intimate. It was nice to meet different artists from different fields and to learn from their experience. What I found most useful was learning about how to apply for funding. It can seem a bit daunting but the speakers were helpful and gave very useful information”.
The Business of Dance is presented in association with Independent Dance Managers Network (IDMN) and Sadler’s Wells. Thank you to Sadler’s Wells generously donating the venue for free.
For further information call the Dance UK office on 020 7713 0730 or visit www.danceuk.org
artsdepot partners with London Studio Centre
Creating a focal point for dance in North London
artsdepot is delighted to announce that from September 2013, the higher education vocational dance college London Studio Centre will take up permanent residence at the venue.
London Studio Centre, previously based near Kings Cross, initially joined artsdepot on a temporary basis for the 2012/13 academic year with around 200 first and second year students studying at the venue. From September 2013 LSC will make North Finchley its permanent home and this number will increase to over 300 with third years joining their fellow students on site. London Studio Centre’s facilities at artsdepot will include rehearsal studios, lecture rooms and performance spaces.
LSC’s relocation to artsdepot provides students with a unique opportunity to access professional performance spaces and as well as participate in forums, workshops and master classes with the artists and companies who perform at the venue. Students have recently participated in a dance class with BalletBoyz, a Q&A with Ballet Black, and LSC is collaborating with artsdepot on a summer school for young people with no prior dance experience.
Kerry Andrews, Artistic Director of artsdepot said: “It’s truly amazing for us to have the next generation of dance makers based at artsdepot. There are so many possibilities of working collaboratively in the future; next year artsdepot celebrates its 10th anniversary and we’re looking forward to joining forces with LSC students to create a memorable celebration. Having such a prestigious dance college on site will also firmly establish artsdepot as a destination venue for touring dance companies from the UK and internationally. The future is looking really exciting!”
Nic Espinosa, Director of London Studio Centre said: “We’ve loved the last year at artsdepot and are delighted to be remaining in North Finchley, establishing a new and unique partnership with artsdepot. We were immediately struck by all that the venue has to offer in terms of training and performance. Our partnership with artsdepot provides additional opportunities for the substantial development for LSC in the longer term, in a unique performing arts environment; we believe these exciting developments will provide LSC with the opportunity to enhance our position as one of the powerhouses of Dance Education.”
Tracy Cooper, Chief Executive of artsdepot said: “We’re thrilled that London Studio Centre will be making artsdepot their home permanently. The staff and students have brought a real vibrancy to the venue. This partnership between an arts centre and a performing arts college is unique in the cultural sector and brings with it opportunities for both organisations to collaborate and share creative ideas.”
This year will also see significant developments in the area around artsdepot, following North Finchley’s successful bid for £1.1 million from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, which promises economic regeneration and the development of a cultural quarter with artsdepot at its core.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “We want culture and creativity to be able to thrive in the outer London boroughs. This exciting new partnership creates an excellent home for London Studio Centre and strengthens artsdepot's position at the heart of cultural life in north London. It’s a wonderful asset, adding to the quality of life for the local community, and drawing in visitors, which in turn will benefit the local economy. The plans to develop a cultural hub with artsdepot at its core, as a result of our investment through the Outer London Fund, will be further enhanced by this partnership.”
A trio of commissions offered by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership.
The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is looking for UK based dance artists and companies to create three new pieces of work for presentation at both Greenwich Dance and Laban Theatre during 2013-2014. They are:
Each commission will receive the following support:
The Greenwich Dance &Trinity Laban Partnership looks forward to a range of submissions by artists who may or may not have a previous relationship with either organisation. We hope that the simplicity of the online application process will render the process as unintimidating as possible.
Deadlines for submissions
Outdoor/site sensitive work Monday 25 March, 12 noon
Theatre-based work Friday 5 April, 12noon
Family friendly work Tuesday 2 April, 12 noon
All applicants will be contacted on or before 12 April by which time a shortlist of artists will be agreed. Shortlisted artists will be invited to discuss their submission, in person to a selection panel w/c 22 April.
The selection panel will include: Kat Bridge (Interim Artistic Director Greenwich Dance) and Brian Brady (Head of Laban Theatre Programme, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)
The Compass Commissions 2013 artists will be announced in early May.
Your proposal, either written and/or video should also include:
A dynamic partnership has been created by Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban to provide ground-breaking dance performance, bespoke support for dance artists and an all-embracing programme of community and education work across South East London.
Event date: Saturday 9 March 2013
Low Tech Saturday was introduced in 2011 by Greenwich Dance in order to offer an informal platform for sharing new work. As the name suggests, the emphasis is on the content of the work rather than the technical set-up. Artists are encouraged to use the Borough Hall, the Minor Hall or alternative spaces in the building including Studio 3 or ancillary/ public spaces as appropriate. Each space provides a different feel or context for the work – for instance The Borough Hall is expansive, whereas the Minor Hall can still accommodate a group of dancers yet offers a more intimate experience.
The session includes sharings of work in progress from 2-3 artists/companies in an as-it-says-on-the-tin low tech way. Sometimes some a very basic lighting state is provided in the Borough Hall or some directional light in another space. Occasionally other facets of work are explored e.g. one artist worked with video projection in Studio 3. The informal atmosphere can include social gathering and feedback discussions as appropriate. In addition to the obvious benefits of sharing work mid process and ensuing feedback, the audience is varied (producers, dance sector professionals, fellow artists, students, local people). Those not involved with dance professionally have really welcomed the insight into the process (quite often reserved for those in the know!) which then can in turn prove interesting for the artists and build future audiences.
Low Tech Saturdays take place 3 times a year from 4-6PM on a Saturday and audience members do not necessarily need to pre-book, they arrive on the day and contribute to a “pay what you can” scheme for admission.