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Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Louise White is a dance artist based at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead and leads Let’s Dance, an older people’s dance group. Having signed up to this year’s Big Dance Pledge, Louise shares with us her approach to using the online resources and developing a version of Akram’s choreography that’s unique to the group. 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Jon Beney is one of a team of 18 artists delivering Big Dance Pledge training to professional artists and teachers for Akram Khan Company and People Dancing. He reflects upon his career working in participatory settings and how Big Dance has been significant for him
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Journalist and curator Donald Hutera gets the low-down on women making waves in the UK’s independent dance scene 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Fiona Bannon is Chair of DanceHE the representative body for higher education departments teaching and researching dance in the UK. Here she reflects on its role in advocating for dance, a discipline ideally suited to investigate and articulate the social, cultural and political centrality of the arts to the quality of everyday life 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Rebecca Thomas reflects on life as a freelance dance artist and her journey, embracing the highs and lows of the lifestyle with a sense of purpose and drive 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
After a galvanising conversation with emerging dance dramaturge Miranda Laurence, Dance Artist and Lecturer Ruth Pethybridge reflects on her own new role as dramaturge with Simon Birch Dance, what this means for her evolving practice and how the role raises particular questions and opportunities for the participatory dance sector 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
As State of Emergency clocks up 30 years as creators and innovators in the fields of dance and music production, Louise Katerega, Inclusive Dance Adviser for their latest initiative, Co-Mission, offers a behind the scenes look at nine weeks in Deptford that made dance history – and an awful lot of people very happy 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Simona Scotto is a dance artist and choreographer who specialises in dance education and performance for over-55s. She is the Director and founder of Counterpoint Dance Company, Rehearsal Director of Sadler’s Wells’ Company of Elders and an Associate Artist at Cubitt Artists. Her latest work, funded by Arts Council England, is Migrations Europa Exchange
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Dancer, doctor and dance and health researcher Keir Philip and medical student Flora Malein illustrate the benefits of popping for people living with Parkinson’s 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Kiki Gale, Director, Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK underlines the value of sharing, developing and exchanging good practice to deliver a high quality dance experience for people with Parkinson’s 
Animated Issue: Spring 2016
Carly Annable-Coop, Director, The Alchemy Project, reflects on a pioneering dance in mental health project that is transforming people’s lives 
Animated Issue: Winter 2014
Unfortunately injuries can occur when taking part in physical activity and dancing is no different – accidents happen. But what happens when the teacher or leader is blamed for causing that incident? We asked our insurance broker, Perkins Slade Ltd.
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Dance Artist Paula Turner and ethnographer Dr Trish Winter have been collaborating for the past two years on an ethnographic research project with Grand Gestures Elders Dance Group in the North East of England. Here, Paula writes about what this collaboration has brought to her practice

Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
A new body – ArtWorks Alliance – has been formed as a cross-artform UK-wide umbrella for strategic organisations and networks in participatory arts. Chris Stenton brings us up to date with developments and why it’s a good thing for People Dancing (and people dancing)
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Rosie Kay, Artistic Director, Rosie Kay Dance Company, reflects on a revival of 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline, taken on a UK tour to military bases and theatres with a community outreach programme
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Senior Lecturer in Dance and Course Coordinator for the MSc in Dance Science at the University of Bedfordshire, Imogen Aujla PhD explains how a relatively new area of dance science research can help to support the continued development and diversity of community dance

Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Lead dance artist for Air Arts: Engage, Andrea Haley, focuses on her experience of finding the space to deliver dance and connect patients, visitors and staff on hospital wards
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Chaz Bonnar, aka ChazB, is a 23-year-old international videographer and dancer from Glasgow. In 2014, he was the youngest person to be awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust as his research took him to the US to learn how Breaking and Hip Hop culture benefits young people from deprived backgrounds
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre (CMDT) acts to drive dance as a vehicle for social innovation through making socially relevant dance theatre that challenges the audience and the sector. Here, Emma Jayne Park, CDMT’s Artistic Director, considers new ideas for access and inclusion in the arts
Animated Issue: Autumn 2015
Jemma Bicknell, Senior Hub and Creative Projects Manager at Open Age and an independent choreographer, looks at the benefits of dance and performance, how it can challenge limiting perceptions of older people and the implications this has on dance practice
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