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

Three days of discussion, performance, networking and taking part for dance artists, leaders and teachers, produced in partnership with Tramway and Scottish Ballet. Essential for anyone working in dance. For our first programme announcement and the opening of bookings in May 2017, sign up to receive our People Dancing updates here.

Worldwide call for contributions



We are delighted to announce a worldwide call for contributions to the programme of our second international conference for community and participatory dance. 

Within specific themes and areas of interest, we would like to hear from people in the broadest range of settings and participant groups, in countries around the world. We aim to curate a programme of world-leading and ground-breaking dance work that will support delegates in catalysing new areas of activity, relationships and development of knowledge and skills that will enable more people to take part in high quality dance opportunities.

We are seeking a variety of formats across presentation, practical and performance areas, allowing work to be discussed, experienced and seen in the way that best suits the contribution. Three themed and inter-connected strands will run through the Glasgow 2017 Conference, offering focused exploration of practice and its impact:

Cultural identity and sense of place
Dance and older people 
Dance for Parkinson’s

Contributors will be offered subsided delegate places at the event. Full details on the submission and programming process, along with a submission form, are available here and can be completed online or downloaded for submission by email.   

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 10 May at 17:00 (GMT)