CURIOSITY, CHOICE, CHALLENGE AND CHANGE
A series of debates and discussions led by Candoco Dance Company as they embark on 9 months of research towards a cultural shift around dance and disability in the UK.
Candoco Open Space // Wednesday 15 September 2010 // 10am – 4pm // Laban Centre London
Are you interested in a cultural shift around dance and disability? How can we all work together to promote inclusivity, excellence and best practice in dance? Please come and join Candoco Dance Company for an open space event – a day of discussions led by your thoughts and priorities in relation to creating a more inclusive dance sector.
Facilitated by Jo Verrent of ADA inc.
Event fully subscribed – but please do contact us to be put on a waiting list!
What do you want to make and where do you put it? // Monday 18th October 2010 // 11am-5.30pm // Southbank Centre London
A day for integrated and inclusive dance companies, disabled dancers and artists to discuss the practicalities of creating dance as a product for performance. Exploring issues about the kind of work you make and how this relates to where you can present it
Speakers include: Vicki Balaam – Artistic Director StopGAP Dance Company, Caroline Bowditch – Scottish Dance Theatre’s Dance Agent for Change, Kiki Gale – Artistic Director East London Dance, Stine Nilsen – Co-Artistic Director Candoco Dance Company
Progress on the main stage? // Monday 18th October 2010 // 6.30pm-8pm // Southbank Centre London
Candoco invite an array of renowned programmers, artists, performers and commentators to pick up the aesthetics debate by asking: How much progress has there really been on the main stage for disabled dancers, dance artists and choreographers?
Speakers include: Caroline Bowditch – Scottish Dance Theatre’s Dance Agent for Change, Martin Hargreaves Dance – Theatre Journal, Matt Fraser – Writer & Actor, Eva Martinez – Programmer Dance & Performance Southbank Centre, Betsy Gregory – Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella Festival and Stine Nilsen – Co-Artistic Director Candoco Dance Company
Working with Disabled Dancers // Friday 19 November 2010 // 5pm-7pm // Blue Coat Arts Centre
As part of Dada Fest 2010 Objects of Curiosity and Desire
Join Heidi Latsky’s Project GIMP and Candoco Dance Company as they get into the debate about a changing aesthetic and changing preconceptions about who can dance professionally.Where are all the disabled dancers? Where do disabled dancers train? Can disabled dancers be replaced by other disabled or non-disabled dancers? Taking these questions as a starting point, this lively conversation aims to dig a bit deeper into why we don’t see more disabled dancers on stage.
Speakers include Heidi Latysky and dancers from Project GIMP and Stine Nilsen, Co-Artistic Director Candoco