A Place To Dance?

A Place To Dance?

A series of provocations about where is a place to dance. Over the course of four days, you will experience dialogue, debate and performance looking at dance placed outside of traditional spaces.

Day 1 / Session 1

Dance: Galleries & Visual Arts
A provocation by Dance4 Associate Artist Joe Moran

Thursday 18 June, 6 - 8pm at Nottingham Contemporary, NG1 2GB

Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation and choreographer Joe Moran presents his thoughts on dance within gallery and visual art contexts. Followed by a panel discussion with artists and curators and a showing of Joe's recent work.

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There will also be a presentation from Dancer and Choreographer Sara Wookey about her new publication Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum. The book includes a series of conversations with dance artists, curators and directors, who share their experiences of presenting or performing dance in museum and gallery spaces. The publication will be available to purchase throughout A Place To Dance? from information points at each performance venue.

Day 2 / Session 2

Dance: Architecture, the Body & the Environment
A provocation by Dr. Jonathan Hale

Friday 19 June, 11am - 1pm at New Art Exchange, NG7 6BE

Dr. Jonathan Hale, architect and Associate Professor and Reader in Architectural Theory at the University of Nottingham, looks at the relationship between the body and the environment. Other contributors include artists and choreograohers Simone Kenyon, Gabriele Reuter, Ann-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene.

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Day 2 / Session 3

Dance: Art & Research

Friday 19 June, 5.30 - 7.30pm at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, NG7 2RD

Dance4 in partnership with Middlesex University explores outcomes of recent collaborative doctoral studentship uncovering new choreographic practices and modes of audience engagement with artists Rosanna Irvine and Sara Giddens.

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Day 3 / Session 4

Dance: The Politics of involving the public as Creators, Performers & Commissioners
A Provocation by Dance4 Associate Artist Gillie Kleiman

Saturday 20 June, 11am - 1pm at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, NG7 2RD

Gillie looks at the politics of involving the public as creators, performers and commissioners, inviting discussion with choreographers Jane Mason and Joe Moran, public participant Greg Manderson and chaired by Creative Quarter CEO, Kathy McArdle.

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You can buy a discounted three day pass for all four of the above sessions here, for just £25.


Day 3 / Day 4

A Long Dance and A Short Walk
By Alison Lloyd

Saturday 20 June, 1.30pm and Sunday 21 June, 11am
Meeting point: Nottingham Lakeside Arts Box Office, NG7 2RD

A walking and dancing performance through the parklands surrounding Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

Through a passage of movement incorporating dancing and walking, artist Alison Lloyd will appropriate the rural ramble through an urban green space.

You will walk through the University of Nottingham campus to Wollaton Park, stopping from time to time to step/pace and walk together in silence. Alison will be bringing throw away film cameras for you to record your walking and stepping together.

Distance no more than: 6.45 kilometers, 4 miles.

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Commissioned and produced by Dance4.

Photo by Alison Lloyd.