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People Dancing International Conference: Glasgow 2017
3-5 October 2017, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

Programme Information

A unique opportunity to hear from world-leading individuals and organisations, take part in workshops and discussions, and watch performance whilst networking with colleagues from across the globe.

The programme is focused on three areas reflecting innovations and current participatory dance practices:

  • Cultural identity and sense of place
  • Older people dancing
  • Dance for people living with Parkinson’s.

Keynote speakers, artists or performers include:

  • Liz Lerman, Choreographer and Founder of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
  • Sangeeta Isvaran, Founder and Managing Trustee of Wind Dancers Trust and Creator of Katradi Technique
  • Vincent Thomas, Urban Bush Women Facilitator, Artistic Director of VT Dance, USA
  • Monica Gillette, Dance Artist and Researcher
  • Cecilia Macfarlane, Independent Dance Artist, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company
  • Diane Amans, Independent Dance Artist and Author, Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice
  • Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director and CEO, Hearts and Minds
  • Natasha Gilmore, Artistic Director, Barrowland Ballet
  • Rodrigo Vilarinho, Choreographer, ReAct!
An indicative day-by-day programme is viewable below.

Some sessions with limited capacity, particularly workshops and masterclasses, require advanced online booking. These sessions can be booked from Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 12:00 midday BST and will close at 12:00 midday BST on Thursday 28 September 2017. Notification and access to the system will be given by email to all registered delegates. 



 

Please note that should it become necessary, we reserve the right to alter published programmes, speakers and venues without prior notice.

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Conference
Schedule

Tuesday 3 October 2017 

13:00 Registration and Opening
13:00 – 18:30 Main Programme at Tramway
19:30 – 23:00 Evening Reception and Performances,
Glasgow City Centre


Wednesday 4 October 2017

08:00 – 10:00 Registration for New Delegates
08:15 – 22:00 Main Programme at Tramway


Thursday 5 October 2017

08:00 - 10:00 Registration for New Delegates
08:15 – 13:00 Main Programme at Tramway

Specific programme timings will be given in the Programme section from 21 August 2017.
Prices and Booking
Our lowest rates are set for independent artists, teachers, producers, managers, leaders or others are considered as those who are not representing an organisation. Our organisation rates are set for the best value for those employed by an organisation and those who will represent an organisation at the conference.


  Member      Standard
 Full Conference Ticket - Independent £150 £224
 Full Conference Ticket - Organisation £198 £296
 
 
 
 Two-Day Conference Ticket - Independent £117 £176
 Two-Day Conference Ticket - Organisation £162 £243
 
 
 
One-Day Conference Ticket, Wednesday 4 October - Independent                                   
£78 £116
One-Day Conference Ticket, Wednesday 4 October - Organisation
£120 £180
 
 
 
One-Day Conference Ticket, Tuesday 3 or Thursday 5 October - Independent      
£60 £90
One-Day Conference Ticket, Tuesday 3 or Thursday 5 October - Organisation
£96 £144


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Conference Programme


 

Tuesday 3 October 2017 

13:00 - 14:00                                             Welcome and opening presentations

Christopher Hampson, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Scottish Ballet
Tim Nunn, Programme Manager, Tramway
Dr Sara Houston, Chair, People Dancing
Sangeeta Isvaran, Wind Dancers Initiative, India



14:30 - 15:30   Dance for Parkinson’s Class [workshop]: Monica Gillette, Dance Artist and Researcher; Miriam Early, Education Officer, Scottish Ballet; Sophie Younger, Artist and Teacher, Dance Base and dancers from Scottish Ballet's dance for Parkinson's class.
Part of Dance for Parkinson's - an inquisitive approach

In Conversation
with Dr Sara Houston and Danielle Teale [discussion and Q & A]
A reflection on learning: an eight-year exploration of dance for people living with Parkinson's 

New Scots: Dance with Refugee and Migrant Communities in Scotland
[presentations]: Contributors include: Remzije Sherifi, Development Coordinator, Maryhill Integration Network, Natasha Gilmore, Artistic Director, Barrowland Ballet; Chaired by Anita Clark, Director, The Workroom

Older People Dancing
[presentations and discussion]: Fergus Early, Artistic Director, Green Candle Dance Company; Libby Costello, Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies, Royal Academy of Dance; Carrie Washington, Dance Consultant and Project Manager, BEEE Creative; Lorna Murray, Education Manager, Scottish Ballet; Rachel Bar, National Ballet School of Canada. Chaired by Anne Gallacher, Director, Luminate Festival



16:00 - 17:00   Dance for Parkinson’s Class [workshop]: Monica Gillette, Dance Artist and Researcher; Miriam Early, Education Officer, Scottish Ballet; Sophie Younger, Artist and Teacher, Dance Base and dancers from Scottish Ballet's dance for Parkinson's class.
Part of Dance for Parkinson's - an inquisitive approach

In Conversation: 'Home Performance':
 Melanie Brierley and Robert Hey [discussion and Q & A] 
Sharing their experience of one-to-one dance and Parkinson's practice, alongside showing a film of their work created by Jess Turton, and dancing together in real time. 

New Scots: creative work with migrant communities
[workshop]: Natasha Gilmore, Artistic Director, Barrowland Ballet

Dancing Toward Belonging: Identity and Sense of Place for Migrant Secondary School Students [presentation]: Ashleigh Ritchie, Lecturer in Dance Teacher Education, Royal Academy of Dance 



17:30 - 18:30 / 19:00   From problems to possibilities [presentation]: Marc Vlemmix, Project Leader - Dance for Health and Parkinson's (Netherlands). A personal approach to artistic processes and how these influence our work in a dance and health context working alongside people living with Parkinson's, MS and arthritis. 
Part of Dance for Parkinson’s – an inquisitive approach

200 Women Dancing: everything that rises must dance [presentation]: Sasha Milavic Davies, Choreographer / Director

Developing cultural identity with children through dance
[workshop]: Benjamin Dunks, Attik Dance and Rachel Barlow, Independent Dance Artist

You Are Here: Dancing with Migrant Communities in Stoke-on-Trent
[presentation]: Clare Reynolds, Co-Founder, Restoke



19:30 - 23:00   Welcome Reception and Ceilidh

Including speeches and announcements from People Dancing and partners, performances from Dance House Older People’s Company and Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company, with a live band and traditional Scottish ceilidh.




   

Wednesday 4 October 2017



08:15 - 09:15   Workshops and practice insights: 

Dance For Everybody 
[Workshop]: Vincent E Thomas, Artistic Director, VT Dance
Part of Identity, Community, Action: How Who We Are Becomes What We Do  

Insight into the Practice of Sian Stevenson, Moving Memory Dance Theatre [Workshop]

Insight into the Practice of Miriam Early, Education Officer, Scottish Ballet [Workshop]

Insight into the Practice of Benjamin Dunks, Attik Dance, [Workshop]
 


10:15 - 11:30   “What’s Going On?” [workshop]: Vincent E Thomas
Part of Identity, Community, Action: How Who We Are Becomes What We Do  

What are the values we bring to what we measure and why - is if possible to have a shared language of measurement that meets research, health and artistic criteria? [discussion and Q & A]: Dr Bethany Whiteside; Dr Sofia Hulbert: Dr Sara HoustonMonica Gillette; Dr Alison Williams, Marx Vlemmix and Ray Wegrzyn. 
Part of Dance for Parkinson’s – an inquisitive approach

Postcards from Places - Intergenerational Choreography in Communities [discussion]: Contributors include: Rodrigo Vilarinho, Choreographer, ReAct!; Cecilia Macfarlane, Indpendent Artist, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company

Beyond the Walls: Dance as ‘performative dissemination’ in arts and health work [performance, presentation and discussion]: Louisa Borg-Constanzi Potts, Lucy Evans, Stella Howard, Dr Kate Wakeling



12:00 - 13:30   Within and without the city walls [presentation / workshop]: Rosemary Lee, Choreographer

Artistry and the co-ownership of dancing experience in dance with Parkinson’s [workshop]: Danielle Teale, Independent Dance Artist and Dancers from Scottish Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s Classes

Moving Difference, Making Place: Public Square Dance as Community Catalyst for Marginalized Populations in Xichang, China [presentation]: Dr Pegge Vissicaro, Artist and Researcher, Arizona State University 

Project X
[workshop]: Mele Forbes-Broomes, Ashanti Harris, Rhea Lewis (30 mins long, repeats)
Part of Identity, Community, Action: How Who We Are Becomes What We Do 

Bona, siya fana ~ look we are all the same [presentation]: Gladys Agulhas (30 mins long, repeats) 
Part of Identity, Community, Action: How Who We Are Becomes What We Do 


13:30 - 14:30    Lunch



14:30 - 16:00   Leading with Creativity: the importance of artistic approaches to dance in diverse settings [presentation]

Chaired by Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director, Dance Umbrella with Monica Gillette, Dance Artist and Researcher; Sangeeta Isvaran, Founder, Wind Dancers Initiative; Rosemary Lee, Choreographer; Luca Silvestrini, Artistic Director, Protein; Vincent Thomas, Artistic Director, VT Dance;  Marc Vlemmix, Project Leader Dance for Health and Parkinson's (Netherlands).  



16:30 - 18:00   Parkinson's: A Score for Understanding [Workshop]Monica GilletteDance Artist and Researcher
Part of Dance for Parkinson’s – an inquisitive approach

Mindful Arts - creating meaningful connections with people living with dementia
[workshop]: Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director and CEO, Heart & Minds 

Postcards from Places - Intergenerational Choreography in Communities [workshop]: Rodrigo Vilarinho, Choreographer, ReAct!

A moving, unfinished conversation between Amici Dance Theatre and SLiDE [presentation]: Lizz Fort, Lecturer in Dance Education, Royal Academy of Dance



18:00 - 22:00   An evening of performance, film and networking

Featuring performances by: Cecilia Macfarlane, Project XBarrowland Ballet; Moving Memory Dance Theatre CompanyScottish Ballet Elders CompanyVincent E. Thomas and films from Dance for Parkinson's Partnership.

Plus, performative presentations and talks from Carolyn Lappin, Executive Director, YDance; Dr Kate Wakeling, Writer and Researcher, Trinity Laban; and Paula Turner, Grand Gestures Dance Collective. 




   

Thursday 5 October 2017 

08:15 - 09:30   Katradi Technique: Using Dance in Empathy Based Social Transformation [workshop]: Sangeeta Isvaran, Founder Wind Dancers Initiative

Small Dances: Older People Dancing in Residential  Settings
[workshop]: Diane Amans, Independent Dance Artist and Author

An Introduction to Biodanza [workshop]: Carol Pound, Independent Dance Artist

Dialogue - A Workshop Based on the Performance by Cecilia Macfarlane [workshop]: Cecilia Macfarlane, Independent Dance Artist, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company



10:00 - 11:15   Critical Response Process for Participatory Dance Artists [workshop]: Liz Lerman, Choreographer and Founder, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

Real Life, Real Dance [workshop] Luca Silvestrini, Artistic Director, Protein

Dance for people living with Dementia [workshop]: Katie Mason, Rambert Dance Company

Insight into the Practice of Indepen-dance [workshop]: Karen Anderson, Artistic Director, Indepen-dance



11:30 - 13:00   The Complexities of Creativity [presentation]: Liz Lerman, Choreographer and Founder, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange



     Conference close 


Accommodation
Glasgow has a wide range of accommodation to choose from including:
  • Budget hotels including Travelodge and Premier Inn
  • Serviced apartments
  • 3* - 5* hotel chains including Mercure, Jury’s Inn and Park Inn
  • Boutique and luxury hotels
  • Independent guest house, bed and breakfast or home hire
Our recommendations include a small number of hotels offering preferential rates for People Dancing conference delegates, along with the best value options that we are aware of. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and does not represent specific endorsements of quality or service. Glasgow City Marketing Bureau offer a conference hotel booking service with information on the full range of hotel options in the city.

Hotel price comparison websites can often offer more competitive rates than specially negotiated conference rates.

Travelodge

The UK’s largest budget hotel chain has three city centre hotels offering rooms from £61 per night. Search and book.

Premier Inn

There are six city centre Premier Inn hotels offering rooms from £59 per night. Search and book.

AirBnB 

AirBnB and similar home hire website have hundreds of available rooms or entire properties to hire privately from owners. Ranging from £8 to the average of £67 per night, individuals may find this a more affordable accommodation option. Groups of delegates may consider hiring an entire property for a more affordable option. Search and book.

Mercure Glasgow City Hotel

201 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1DQ
Six minutes walk to Glasgow Central station.

Limited number rooms held for delegates on at a special discounted conference rate, including three fully accessible rooms.

Bed & breakfast - £115 per room per night, single occupancy 
Bed & breakfast - £125 per room per night, double occupancy 

Delegates should book with the reservations team on 0844 815 9103 (choose option 1) and quoting the code SCOT031017. Reservation offices only open 8am-8pm. Please note that if delegates call outside of these hours they will reach a central office and discounted conference rate will not be available to book. When guests call to make a booking they will be asked to provide a credit card as prepayment is required. This is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Rooms available at the discounted rate until 5th September 2017. Visit the hotel website.

Jury’s Inn

80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow
Four minutes walk to Glasgow Central station.

Hotel: 0141 314 4800
Central reservations: 0121 695 9134
jurysinnglasgow@jurysinns.com

Limited number of rooms held for delegates at a special discounted conference rate of £120 bed and breakfast per night for single occupancy and £130 B&B per double or twin occupancy. including a small number of fully accessible rooms and partially accessible rooms.Delegates should book through central reservations 0121 695 9134 quoting code SCOTTI031017

Rooms only being held at this discounted rate until 5th September. Visit the hotel website.

Dreamhouse Apartments

Various locations across the city. Usually five minute walk to Glasgow Central railway station.
Tel:  08452 260232 

Preferred rates for conference delegates on 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments. Offer not available at Ingram Street apartments. Please quote “Scottish Ballet” when booking. 

Please note there is no lift/elevator in either Lynedoch Crescent or Blythswood Apartments. Only partially accessible rooms are available at St Vincent Street apartments. Visit the website.

Travel
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest city in the UK.

It is celebrated as Scotland’s cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene. For more information than we’re able to offer here, visit the Visit Scotland website.

Getting to Tramway

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

Tramway is a major cultural venue in the city. It is located 2 miles away from the city centre, reachable by train, bus or taxi. 

Train: Tramway is adjacent to Pollokshields East train station, less than two minutes walk from the platform to the main entrance. Trains depart from Glasgow Central station every 15 minutes during the daytime, the journey takes 5 minutes. Please note, there is only staircase access in and out on Pollokshields East train station. It is not accessible to wheelchair users or those who cannot climb stairs.

Bus: First Bus run services to Pollokshaws Road adjacent to Tramway from Union Street in Glasgow's city centre. Visitors should board any of the undernoted bus numbers which run every 10 minutes:
3, 38, 57, 57A. Visit www.firstgroup.com for details.

Taxi: Available on the street around the main shopping areas and Glasgow Central Train station, along with bookable taxi firms and Uber, any taxi will take 5-10 minutes cost between £4-£8. 

Car: There is no car parking at Tramway. Visitors who intend to drive here are recommended to park at the Shields Road Subway Car Park. Walking distance to Tramway is just under a mile.
SATNAV G5 8QF. 

Travelling via Glasgow Airport

The main airport in Glasgow is served by direct flights from:
  • All London airports with connections to the rest of the world
  • Scottish Islands and North of Scotland
  • Other UK airports: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, East Midlands, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay, Southampton
  • International airports across Europe, North America and Asia. Find a full list of direct destination and origins here.
The airport is around 10 miles from the city centre. Estimated journey times and costs via the various transport options are:

Taxi: 20-30 minutes, set fares of £15-£20 
Taxis are available outside the terminal building in a managed taxi rank. Most taxi companies offer set fares to Glasgow City Centre. Some accept card payments, but often will accept cash only.

Uber: 20-30 minutes set fares of £12-£22 are available via the Uber app
The low-cost taxi app is active in Glasgow. Users should download the app and register before their first journey. The airport pick up point will be indicated by the app, but will not be in the main airport taxi rank.

Bus: 20-30 minutes £7.50 single, £10 return
The Glasgow Airport Express, bus number 500 departs from Stand 1 outside the arrivals terminal. Buses run 24 hours per day, up to every 10 minutes, but less frequently late at night or early in the morning. Tickets can be purchased on the bus by cash or card, or booked online in advance here.

Glasgow Central Train Station

As the main train station in Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow Central is served by direct trains from:
  • London, with connections to the all stations in the South East of England
  • Penzance, Plymouth, Bristol with connections to all stations in the South West of England
  • Birmingham, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent with connections to all stations in the West Midlands
  • Derby with connections to all stations in the East Midlands
  • Preston, Manchester and Carlisle with connections to all stations in the North West of England
  • Sheffield, Leeds and York with connections to all stations in Yorkshire
  • Newcastle with connections to all stations in the North East of England
  • Most towns and cities in Northern, Western and Eastern Scotland
  • Edinburgh with connections to all other stations in Scotland