Dance Transformations: Developing Choreographers

Dance Transformations is a two-year inclusive artist-led development programmefor emerging dance artists to explore choreographic ideas. The symposiumatCoventry University on Wednesday 19th October 2011 is an opportunity for dance artists, teachers, researchers, project managers and arts leaders to come together to find out more about the unique approach and processes of the Dance Transformations programme and how this might inform your own professional practice.

We will discuss the broader issues that are impacting on inclusive dance companies and individual dance artists with and without disabilities, with the aim to identify a committed group with ability to influence sector development.A panel of experts in the field of inclusive dance will participate in the day to stimulate thought about the broader context for inclusive dance in the UK. The panel includes Luke Pell, Head of Learning and Development, Candoco Dance Company; Lisa Craddock, Programme Manager, Professional Development, Foundation for Community Dance; and Louise Portlock, Education Associate, Gloucestershire Dance.

Dance Transformations is managed and delivered by Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company in partnership with Coventry Universitys ICELab (Institute for Creative Enterprise) and with the support of DanceXchange (dx).Dance Transformations is a Dancing for the Games project inspired by London 2012 and part of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands. It has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Arts Council England and Advantage West Midlands.

The symposium costs 15 for individuals and 25 for attendees from organisations. For bookings visit the ICELAB website. You can also join the Dance Transformations Ning network to find out more about the programme.