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Dance Creates

Event type: Conference
In-Nocentes, National Youth Dance Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London, Britain. 7th Apr 2016 © Jane Hobson Part of: Conference

Thu 26 Oct, 9:30am


Venue: Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

10 Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG

Presented by: Yorkshire Dance / Children & Young People's Dance Network North

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A northern conference for anyone interested or involved in dance for young people, exploring young people’s voice in dance choreography and performance.

Featuring Channel 4’s Random Acts North, One Dance UK, National Youth Dance Company, Vincent Dance Theatre

+ international guests Dirk De Lathauwer (Fabuleus), Michael Keegan-Dolan (Artistic Director, TeacDamsa (formerly Fabulous Beast) & Guest Artistic Director, National Youth Dance Company 2015-16)

With performances from Leeds City College’s Explosive, Flex Dance’s George Williams, Hull NYDC project and Grace Surman.

£55 if you represent an organisation (select full price)
£35 if you’re a freelancer (select unwaged)
£25 if you’re a student (select student)

Lunch and refreshments included.

Ownership and Authenticity
Practical Workshop

Michael Keegan Dolan will deliver a practical workshop for dance artists and practitioners interested in exploring ownership, authenticity, leadership and approaches to working with young people.

Michael will be joined by Molly Walker whom he met during his work as Artistic Director with the National Youth Dance Company. Molly now works as a dancer in Michael’s Company – Teaċ Daṁsa (House of the Dance)

Creating Professional Artistic Work with Young People

Dirk De Lathauwer, Artistic Director of Belgium based fABULEUS, presents the main characteristics of the practice established by his organisation over the past 20 years, in creating professional work with young people.

The session will explore how an artistic idea from a professional choreographer or director can marry in content, form and ownership with young people, providing an international perspective on creating professional performance with a young cast.

De Lathauwer brings with him a young choreographer, Zoë Demoustier. She was first on stage with fABULEUS when she was 9 years old, danced between 2003 and 2016 in 4 different productions by the company, graduated last year at the Amsterdam Theatre School and now works as a dancer and choreographer in different contexts.

Exploring the Role of Mentoring Young People to Craft their Own Work

The Young Creatives scheme enables young choreographers to participate in two intensive weekends of practical workshops, discussions and performance opportunities to explore their own ideas and practice as a choreographer. Each has a mentor who supports them as they progress their ideas.

Katie Green who has been a mentor on the programme for over five years and Claire Somerville, Head of CYP at One Dance UK will be unpicking the mentoring role and exploring how we support young people to explore, craft and refine their choreography.

Safeguarding Young People / Taking Creative Risks

Charlotte Vincent, Artistic Director of Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT), hosts a discussion-based workshop around devising and directing new work with trained and untrained young people and professional performers both on stage and on film.

Scenes from Virgin Territory, VDT’s latest touring installation with 4 adults and 4 teenagers, will be screened to provoke discussion around authentic co-collaboration with young people.

The workshop will consider how safeguarding and intense physicality play together in the rehearsal room and what is needed to ‘hold a space’ when making work that accommodates a range of ages, needs and abilities.

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