Live debate on the future of dance

Choreographer Rosie Kay is on the panel for a special live debate on the future of dance.

The debate organised bytheartsdeskand the national dance lobby organisation Dance UK will be held onFriday, 4 November at 1.15pmat The Riflemaker Gallery in Soho as well as beingavailableto watch online

As great changes happen in the British arts economy, what lies ahead for dance? What are the questions to ask about what we will watch in future, what we will create for others to see, what we will perform, what we will pay for?

The panel will address issues facing audiences and practitionersin uncertain times for the arts and put questions to artists and experts from across the dance world.

The panel includes:

  • Alistair Spalding(artistic director & chief executive of Sadlers Wells Theatre)
  • Arlene Phillips OBE(Hot Gossip founder, West End choreographer & TV judge)
  • Caroline Miller(director of Dance UK)
  • Robert Noble(co-director of New Adventures with Matthew Bourne & deputy managing director Cameron Mackintosh Ltd)
  • Rosie Kay(choreographer & artistic director of Rosie Kay Dance Company)
  • Tamara Rojo(Royal Ballet principal dancer)
  • Val Bourne(founder & artistic director for 28 years of Dance Umbrella)
  • Chair:Ismene Brown(dance critic oftheartsdesk)

The free event will be held before an audience of invited guests and members of the public.If you want to attend and/or pose a question, email Ismene Brown onismene.brown@theartsdesk.comwith your contact information and question by noon on Wednesday, 2 November. There are limited places available and due to time considerations it may be necessary to select from the questions submitted.

Details:The Riflemaker Gallery, 79 Beak Street, Regent Street, London W1F 9SU, from 1.15pm to 2pm on Friday, 4 November. A glass of wine or mineral water will be offered, and though the event is free, a voluntary donation at the door would be gratefully received towards the costs.