DanceUK announces 2013-15 national programme
DanceUK has announced a two year programme of national activities working with dance professionals at all stages of their careers, supported by funding from Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
DanceUK’s plans were launched at a special members’ event on 16 September 2013 at the Royal Society Medicine in Londonwhich was attended by 300 dance professionals. The launch was also live streamed to reach members and other dance professionals around the country and internationally.
The climax of the evening was the announcement that Tamara Rojo, Dance UK Board member and Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has donated a €10,000 prize, awarded to her by Banco Santander Foundation, to Dance UK for its work supporting dancers’ health. The money is part of the Santander Bank Foundation Award for Anglo-Spanish Relations, which recognises the significant contribution by a British or Spanish person of eminence in bringing Britain and Spain closer together.
Highlights of Dance UK’s 2013-15 programme include: the expansion of the successful Dance UK Dancers’ Mentoring programme with the addition of a new Dance Teaching Mentoring programme; two major dancers’ health conferences as part of the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science - Beyond the Body: Psychological Tools for Performance Enhancement and Wellbeing in Dance on 29 November 2013 at the Birmingham Hippodrome, and a dance and aesthetic aports conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on 7 April 2014; and the launch of the DanceVote 2015 advocacy campaign to raise the profile of dance with politicians in the run-up to the general election.
Read the full press release with details of the new programme.