One Dance UK announces programme for inaugural Conference Season

25 Oct 2017

One Dance UK has announced the programme for its first-ever Conference Season, coming to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance this November.

The Conference Season, a unique programme of three conferences over two days, will combine the best of the UK’s dance sector knowledge to deliver an unmissable weekend of insights vital to all in the dance industry. A varied timetable of workshops, practical classes, keynotes, seminars and networking opportunities makes for a dynamic and enlightening programme, designed to update and up-skill attendees from across the dance sector. Cutting-edge platforms for discussion, including new ‘Long Table’ and ‘World Café’ formats, will maximise collaboration and creativity, providing exciting opportunities to exchange ideas with industry leaders.

Combining the organisation’s wide range of expertise, One Dance UK’s unique Conference Season consists of a Dance Teaching and Participation Conference, a Choreographers’ Conference, and a Healthier Dancer Programme Conference.

On Saturday 25 November, the Dance Teaching and Participation Conference will emphasise the value of dance in education, with guest speakers including Tamara Rojo CBE. The conference will culminate in a performance from a range of exceptional youth dance companies, alongside BBC Young Dance Finalist, Jaina Modasia.

The Choreographers’ Conference, on Sunday 26 November, boasts opportunities for dance artists to engage in discussion and debate with programmers and other industry leaders on issues such as accessibility, diversification, sustainability and more. Choreographers featured include Charlotte Vincent, Omari Carter and Rosie Kay.

The Healthier Dancer Programme Conference, also on 26 November, will feature industry-leading discussions on dancers’ mental health and the psychological and social aspects of dance injury, with speakers including artist Stuart Waters, performance psychologist Irina Roncaglia, and rehearsal director, producer and teacher, Claire Cunningham on the agenda.

One Dance UK Chief Executive, Andrew Hurst, comments:

“As the Sector Support Organisation for Dance in the UK, One Dance UK is thrilled to present its very first Conference Season this November, programmed with the insights of over 100 years’ expertise in dance.”

One Dance UK’s Conference Season is supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and presented in partnership with The Bench.

For further information and to book tickets, please visit the One Dance UK website.