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Launch 2011

Launch 2011

10 February 2011

Calling all dance students and recent graduates. Launch your dance career now.

Dance UK & The Place present Launch 2011

Saturday 5 March 2011, 9.30am – 6pm

The Place, London, WC1H 9PY

Dance UK and The Place invite final year dance students and recent graduates to Launch 2011, a professional development day. Every year Launch offers essential seminars plus hands-on practical advice from leading dance professionals, networking
opportunities, and a chat show style discussion session. This year Launch introduces the portfolio career, asking why have one path when you could have many?

Cost: £35 (£30 Dance UK members) including lunch and refreshments.

Tickets must be brought in advance on 0207 121 1042 or via email niesha.holder@theplace.org.uk

Information about Launch 2011 and updates on speakers can be found at www.theplace.org.uk and www.danceuk.org

Speakers include Teneisha Booner (tbc), principal dancer ZooNation Dance Company, who recently starred in the movie StreetDance 3D, Andre Portasio, teacher and former dancer with English National Ballet,  Anja Schall Pilates practitioner, Mayuri Boonham, director of ATMA, contemporary Indian Dance Company, CandoCo Dance Company (tbc), Lucy Field freelance and artist, Robert Hylton artistic director and choreographer for Urban Classicism, Rachel Krische, senior lecturer in Contemporary Dance Leeds Metropolitan University, and Kate Scanlan project manager for British Dance Edition 2012.

Launch 2011 will be chaired by Rachel Krische. The four seminars will cover: choreography, dance and education, administrative roles and freelance careers. The day will also include top tips for working in different areas of the dance sector. Past attendees of Launch have said:

‘It helped me decide what to do and how to get there'

‘Very useful information, practical and realistic advice'

‘It was great to meet other students in my position and to learn about possible career avenues to take'

Robert Hylton will share his experience of becoming a choreographer and talk about key performance platforms in the UK and abroad.

Kate Scanlan, who has worked as director of education at Rambert Dance Company, project manager at Breakin’ Convention and, most recently, project manager for British Dance Edition 2012 (BDE 2012), will discuss different approaches to working in dance and education.

Anne -Marie Crowther (tbc), director of The Performing Arts Network and Development Agency (PANDA), a company supporting performing arts practitioners, will deliver a seminar on administrative career path roles across the dance landscape, encompassing the roles of manager and producer.

Lucy Field, an experienced dance artist, freelancer and programme manager for Recreational and Prevocational dance at The Place, will talk about her experience as a freelancer, and give advice on the things you need to know before braving it alone.

To close the day Launch 2011 attendees will get the chance to question dance professionals Teneisha Booner, Andre Portasio, Anja Schall, Mayuri Boonham, and CandoCo Dance Company in a ‘chat show’ style Q & A session.  

For further information and enquiries please contact:

Niesha Holder niesha.holder@theplace.org.uk or by phone 0207 121 1042.

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