Bridging Dance Training Contexts Symposium

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This symposium is aimed at dance educators, practitioners and scholars.


Tuesday 18 December 2018
9.30am - 6pm
Paul Chamberlain Building, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR

Building on the Roundtable on dance technique in May earlier this year, we are pleased to announce the call for paper/presentation for the event Bridging contexts for dance training.

This Symposium aims to provide a wider forum to share practice and discuss issues arising within dance training in HE and FE environments with a particular focus on issues of bridging between different contexts including educational, social and cultural.

Dance fosters both singularity and collectivity in artistic education, offering invaluable training to operate within the immediate and interconnected contemporary professional world. However, a number of issues pertaining to the shifting politics of education in the UK challenge the access of dance training and its relevance for contemporary society. This is evident in the reduction of provision for dance at schools in Britain, as well as in the increasing pressure from industry for flexible, multi-skilled and efficient dancers. The rise of technology, with its implication for youth culture and education, and also its impact on dance as a form of embodied knowledge are important points of consideration encouraging a rethinking of dance technique and skills.

UK Speakers: Fiona Bannon, Andrea Barzey, Jamie Dryburgh, Denise Horsey, Jenna Hubbard, Rachel Piecarczyk, Sonia Rafferty, Sara Reed, Erica Stanton, David Waring, Becca Weber.

International Speakers: Melanie Bales & Rebecca Nettl-Fiol (USA), Ingo Diehl (Germany), Jenny Roche, (IRL).

Symposium Convenors: Noyale Colin and Cathy Seago

To book

Please click here to book your place.

Independent artists/unwaged/students: £20

Standard delegate rate: £40

Centre for Performance Practice and Research

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