Making Dance Work: Seminar 6

24/11/2021

Making dance work
Outdoor performance & Festivals

Hosted by Dr. Joseph Mercier Choreographer, Performance Maker and Lecturer at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Co-hosted by Xolani Crabtree Independent Dance Artist, Teacher and Choreographer

With Abbe Robinson Festival Director at Light Night Leeds & Victoria Firth Performer, Theatre Maker and Director

Wednesday 24 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Online & Yorkshire Dance

Outdoor performance is an area rich with opportunities for dance professionals to become involved in – from commercial to bespoke events. Understanding how to work in different settings, including collaborating with a variety of partners, artists, programmers, and producers, will support development of your practice generally and in the outdoor sphere specifically. We hear from Abbe Robinson, Festival Director at Light Night Leeds and Victoria Firth, Performer, Theatre Maker and Director, who move between venue, outdoor and festival presentations. They share their experience with thoughts on site specific, festival networks, place making and the new normal for outdoor art.

Event timetable

6.30pm – 8pm: Speakers talks & Q&A

8pm – 8.30pm: Networking and social event (Yorkshire Dance only)

Places are limited

To book your place for the in-person event at Yorkshire Dance: Book here (Available 1 November)

To book your place for the online event: Book here (Available 1 November)

Find out more about the Making Dance Work series.

The Speakers

Despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions nationally, for your safety Yorkshire Dance will be keeping several Covid safety measures in place in the coming weeks. We ask that in the interest of every attendee’s safety and wellbeing, face coverings continue to be worn (unless exempt) and social distancing is observed. We will continue to ask you to sign in to the venue with the NHS Track and Trace app or leave your details. Please do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptoms or are waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test.