Mark Rees - Dance Encounters 2011 / Cyfarfyddiadau Dawns 2011

Dance Encounters Conference 2011

The Dance Encounters 2011 conference at Galeri, Caernarfon on Thursday 31st March & Friday 1st April 2011 explored risk taking in international dance programming.

The conference explored new ways of developing participatory activities and the possibility and benefits of creating links between:

- professional presentation
- audience development
- professional development
- educational and community activities

The conference included presentations from UK exemplars such as Emma Gladstone (Sadlers Wells), Eva Martinez (Southbank Centre) and John McGrath (National Theatre Wales), informal participatory activities, workshops, dance performance, film, networking opportunities and a few surprises!

Harry McIver, Co-Director of Wales Arts International said:

"It was so important for us to have some of the best international dance programmers together in one place exploring the issues involved with programming international dance. I'm sure that the insights into people's ways of working, ideas and concepts exchanged and developed during the two day conference enriched all those involved in the dance scene in Wales."

Karine Decorne, Curator, Dance Encounters 2011 and Director, Migrations said:

"It was great to have such a group of creative, enterprising individuals together in one place for Dance Encounters 2011. We got an idea of how they work, their thinking and how they see international dance programming moving in the future. I was honoured to bring this event together and host it at Galeri, where Migrations has been taking risks and programming works previously not seen in the area, and I'm pleased that delegates got the chance to see Both Sitting Duet by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion"

Dance Encounters 2011 is a Wales Arts International event in association with the British Council and Migrations. It is curated by Karine DeĢcorne and coordinated by Datrys.

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