Dance Offerings - TAGORE
As part of the Tagore Festival, Dance in Devon presents a pick & mix of new performance pieces, created by dance artists working with professional and community performers in the South West. Join the choreographers in an open discussion of their work after the performance. Celebrate our local talent and show your support for the exceptional work being produced on your doorstep.
Saturday 21st June,
6pm, SPACE, Dartington Hall
The variety of performances throughout the evening includes work from Crystal Zillwood, SculptMotion, RISE Dance, Julia Thorneycroft Dance and Richard Chappell. SpinDrift Dance Co. will begin the evening with a special performance at 6pm outside of the SPACE building to give a taste of the evening ahead. Don’t miss an evening of fantastic dance and special performances, book tickets online.
For more information about the evening and the artists performing, click here.
Dance UK Dancers' Mentoring Scheme
Applications are now open for the Dance UK Dancers’ Mentoring Programme 2014-15, an exciting opportunity for 20 mid-career dancers and 20 dance teachers who have been identified by peers and students as potential leaders to be matched with a paid mentor to identify skills and areas of interest and develop their leadership potential.
The scheme recognises the huge potential for dancers to become leaders while also recognising the generosity and knowledge of established dance professionals who want to pass on their experience. It enables dancers and teachers to build confidence and consider future careers alongside performance.
A Devon-based Dance Practitioner, Suzi West has completed the scheme and believes that it is very valuable [QUOTE].
This scheme is supported by Arts Council England and in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development. Please click here for more information and how to apply – deadline for application is 8th July.
June POP-Ups with Arts Wave Devon
June 14th | Moor Merriement, Lustleigh Orchard
Workshop 1 10.45am-12.15pm
Workshop 2 12.15-1.45pm
Workshop 3 1.45-3.15pm
Join us in our POP-Up tent in Lustleigh this Saturday to celebrate tales of Dartmoor mythology alongside a day of dance. Join storyteller Sara Hurley (Blazing Tales) for tales from her Kamishibai (story bike), and Monica Shanta Brown (artist) will be on hand to illustrate the stories in a collective piece of artwork. There are 3 workshops, each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes, each exploring a different myth. This is a family friendly activity. For more details on other events as part of Moor Merriment please click here, the day starts at 10.30am. All activities are FREE.
In May we held a Creative Conversation at The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington where the topic of debate was Youth Dance in Devon. We wanted to know what people thought about the youth dance on offer in Devon, what was good about it and what people felt was lacking. The panel of three, Catherine Lee, Anthony Pendlebury and Megan Kingdom-Davies offered different perspectives of youth dance in Devon, including the input of the audience made up of local dance artists, teachers and students. Out of the discussion three key words began recurring, Co-operation, Communication and Accessibility. Below is the aggregation of all the prominent themes, issues and words brought forward following the discussion.
RIO Bridge Briefings in June and July
Dates for June & July briefings in Devon and Cornwall have been announced. Briefings include those for, Artsmark, Curriculum sector and Income Generation for Arts and Cultural sector. For more information and to book a place, click here
Read Megan's Blog Post
Following Megan's first blog post in discussion of Youth Dance in Devon whilst on placement. She has followed this by a second blog sharing her thoughts and experiences about her time working at Dance in Devon and what it means for her. Read it here.