Performance information
1st October 2021
Running time: 60 minutes

Encountering Dance 

In parks, through windows, on screens, through podcasts ….  audiences at the 2021 edition of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival in May, encountered dance in many different ways and places.

In this session, some of the dance artists involved in the festival will share the approaches they took to creating work in this context and their experiences of how young audiences encountered dance. We will be in conversation with:

  • Project X (Ashanti Harris & Rhea Lewis) who presented Lovey & Boy – A Carnival Odysseyas an immersive video experience;
  • Shotput (Lucy Ireland & Jim Manganello) who in researching Untitled Discotheque Project created a podcast series for young people;
  • Suzi Cunningham who developed Buff & Sheen in collaboration with Alex McCabe as a direct response to lockdown and connecting with children and families who were isolating. 

Chaired by Fiona Ferguson (Director of Creative Development, Imaginate) 

Imaginate (producers of Edinburgh International Children’s Festival) and The Work Room often collaborate on opportunities for dance

Access & lifting barriers 

PDSW and partners are committed to supporting disabled artists and those who face barriers in accessing this call-out and opportunity.

We will have the following access support in place, but please do let us know if there is another way in which we can support you for the showcase by emailing or calling: 01202 203630:

Live in-person captioning

Advance e-reads with information about the day, a full schedule of events including resting breaks, content, and theme notes for trigger warnings including information about lighting and sound.

If you require BSL for the showcase please let us know as soon as possible. We have a network but also if you work with your own BSL interpreter or have your own contacts, we will pay them for their time.

Email and we’ll have a chat about how to make it work for you. 

All payments will be in British Sterling. The link to access your events will be sent approximately one hour beforehand.

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Fri 1 October 2021
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Starts 10:30
Ends 11:30

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