Changing Perceptions Events - 29 June 2014

Changing Perceptions Events - 29 June 2014

29 June, Nottingham
As part of U.Dance 2014, Dance4 will be presenting a day of inclusive dance as part of its Changing Perceptions programme.

11am-12.30pm
Changing Perceptions Symposium - Enhancing Provision and Progression Routes for Young Disabled Dancers.
The Dining Room, Nottingham Council House
Keynote speaker: Caroline Bowditch and panel of guest speakers.

This symposium will explore, discuss and debate how the dance sector is enhancing provision and progression routes for Young People with disabilities. Significant changes are taking place in the dance sector but there is still much work to be done. Drawing upon the research launched by Dance4 in March 2013,  the symposium will be led by leading experts  with an opportunity for delegates to discuss and  recommend mechanisms for greater provision and access to training and opportunities for young disabled dancers.

FREE but booking essential, jess [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk (email Dance4 to reserve your place.)

1pm-2pm
East Midlands Inclusive Dance Commission – Petroglyph
The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

Created by acclaimed choreographers Gary Clarke and TC Howard, Petroglyph is an epic physical celebration of young people joining forces and coming together: a sculptural and powerful work that takes a close look at human relationships, individuality and the search for common ground. Set to a live score by alternative rock band 'Best of Fiends', a company of diverse young performers from across the East Midlands will perform a new work that captures the physical, emotional and intellectual force of the human being.

FREE but booking essential, jess [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk (email Dance4 to reserve your place.)

2.30pm-3pm
Stopgap Dance Company Performance The Awakening
Market Square
FREE, no booking required

The Awakening is a quiet but simmering disruption in outdoor spaces. Choreographed by learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia, The Awakening involves four characters trapped in a strange but mesmerising ritual. The Awakening is performed by four disabled and non-disabled dancers.

The 2013 documents for Changing Perceptions Research  are available to download from our website.  Click here for more information.