All Dance was originally part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations in Derbyshire in 2012, inviting disabled people to learn to dance, and it was launched to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London.
Sixteen dance artists worked with disabled people from groups across Derbyshire creating dance pieces in just eight weeks. These dances were performed at Derbyshire’s first county-wide disability dance platform, a Day of Dance on November 2012 at the Donut Creative Arts Studios (DCAS) in Chesterfield.
Derbyshire County Council continued this work as part of the Made in Derbyshire 2015 programme, which celebrated the people, places and products of Derbyshire. Eight different groups performed at two celebration performance events, one in the north of the county at Cliff College, Calver and one in the south at Friesland School, Sandiacre. Over 100 people participated, 87 with a disability, ranging from learning disabilities to Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. The Council used this as a pilot project, providing evidence that helped secure funding from Arts Council England for the current two year dance project.
We are seeking eight Community Dance Artists who will each be partnered with one of the eight Derbyshire Boroughs or Districts. Each Dance Artist will work with one community group on a dance piece uniquely created by each group and their Dance Artist.
Over ten weeks Dance Artists will work with their groups to create a piece which will be performed at one of the two All Dance events, in the north or the south of the county in late November/December. Following this the dance artist will continue to work with their group for a further five sessions over the following two/three months.
The All Dance project aims to:
If you wish to apply to be one of the Community Dance Artists, please send an expression of interest for this project on one side of A4, including the following:
Please also include a CV.
Some of the Dance Artists will have the opportunity to work with Shadowing Dance Artists.
Dance Artists must ensure their availability for one half day a week for ten weeks, commencing 4th September 2017 and up until the performances in late November/early December. Following that there will be a further five sessions with the same group, to be arranged with the group directly e.g. fortnightly, between January and March 2018.
FEE - 11 days work @ £205 per day. Consisting of half day dance sessions with
There is the opportunity to raise any questions about this project before the expression of interest is submitted. Questions should be addressed to Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning, email@example.com .
Please send expressions of interest to Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 24 May 2017 and we will contact you in due course.