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Dance Transports – Dance of the African Diaspora (deadline 30 August)

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Dance of the African Diaspora: exploring identity through artistic practice.

Thurs 20 Oct 2022, 10.00 – 16.30 at Yorkshire Dance

Deadline to apply: 30 August, 12 noon

Dance Transports presents Dance of the African Diaspora – a one day paid artist workshop facilitated by cultural producer, strategist, and dance artist Sara Dos Santos.

Yorkshire Dance in partnership with One Dance UK are offering 10 dance artists the opportunity to connect and explore the following provocation: ‘How do you, and your practice connect with the phrase ‘Dance of the African Diaspora’?

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to explore and discuss themes of identity and belonging in addition to investigating a full range of body movements and contemporary sequences within a relaxed and explorative workshop.

About Sara Dos Santos

Sara Dos Santos is a London-based Portuguese Cultural Producer, Strategist and Dance Artist known for interlacing a variation of dance styles, cultural influences, and international experiences within her work. Her work has been described as engaging, thought-provoking and emotionally driven.

With 16 years of experience working in the ​cultural and creative industry, her portfolio career includes being Artistic Director of East London Youth Dance Company, Producer of Brazil International Exchange Program, and Artistic Director of Curve Creative Dance Company to mention a few.

With an ambition to shift invisible boundaries and raise the profile of unrepresented voices in the UK and beyond, Sara is actively working within the policy realm of the social, cultural and creative sectors to provide a more accessible and inclusive arts sector for all.

About Dance Transports

Dance Transports is an artist-led professional development programme which aims to bring together independent freelance dance artists across the UK through dialogue and exchange.

Dance of the African Diaspora is offered in partnership with One Dance UK. Elements of the day will be captured to share in HOTFOOT Online.

How to apply

The workshop is open to those who identify as a Global Majority dance practitioners or anyone actively practicing, working or studying in the field of the dance of the African Diaspora. It aligns with the DAD mapping report produced by One Dance UK.

We welcome participants who are interested in joining the conversation and sharing their lived experiences within a multifaceted, explorative and restorative full-day session. To apply please complete the form below.

Within your proposal please indicate what you wish to contribute. For example:
• Bring a practical element – lead/host a dance practice/warm-up/exercise
• Bring a provocation – host a question, or topics for discussion
• Share a multi-disciplinary activity – storytelling, weaving, singing etc…
• Lead group activity – think big paper, pens, brainstorming, collaboration, blue-sky thinking

All ideas and contributions will be taken into consideration and incorporated into the final workshop as relevant.

Successful applicants will receive a contribution of £100. Additional access bursaries are available.

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