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Keynote Presentations 2014

During the 3 day event there were keynote addresses from the following people:

  • Dr Sara Houston, Peter Stark OBE and Ken Skates AM
  • Ruth Till MBE, Nick Capaldi OBE and Baroness Kay Andrews OBE
  • Pauline Tambling CBE and Linda Jasper MBE
  • Plenary from Donald Hutera and Closing Thoughts from Chris Stenton and Dr Sara Houston
Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses from Dr Sara Houston, Peter Stark OBE and Ken Skates AM - Thursday 13 November

The People Dancing international event 2014 opened with a welcome from the Chair of People Dancing, Dr Sara Houston.

Following Sarah, Peter Stark OBE provides the first keynote address of the event, offering perspectives from his extensive career in arts management and policy, setting the tone and raising some questions for an inspiring and challenging three days.

Finally, Ken Skates, AM, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Welsh Assembly offers a warm welcome to Wales.

Related Content

Peter Stark's report, co-written with Christopher Gordon and David Powell is available to view and download here.

Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses from Ruth Till MBE, Nick Capaldi OBE and Baroness Kay Andrews OBE - Friday 14 November

The second day of the People Dancing International Event 2014 opened with a welcome from the Vice Chair of People Dancing, Ruth Till MBE. Following Ruth, Nick Capaldi OBE, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales offers a perspective on participatory dance in Wales.

Introducing the morning's presentations, Lady Andrews, Baroness of Southover (Baroness Kay Andrews OBE), gives a keynote address on the value of dance and the arts in developing communities, reflecting on her 2014 Tackling Poverty Through Culture report commissioned by the Welsh Government and her own personal interests.

Related Content

Arts Council of Wales website Baroness Kay Andrews' Tackling Poverty Through Culture report is available to view or download below.

Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses from Pauline Tambling CBE and Linda Jasper MBE - Saturday 15 November

Pauline Tambling, Joint Chief Executive, Creative and Cultural Skills, UK
Linda Jasper, Director, Youth Dance England, UK

Pauline Tambling CBE, analyses trends and statistics and models the future of working in dance. Linda Jasper MBE reflects on the recent economic crises and how the landscape for children and young people’s dance has changed.

Followed by questions and discussion from delegates with Pauline and Linda.

Related Content

Pauline Tambling's What are the future employment opportunities for dance article for Animated and Creative and Cultural Skills website
Linda Jasper's Current state of Children and Young People's Dance and what's next article for Animated and Youth Dance England website

The Dance WE Made, Plenary from Donald Hutera and Closing Thoughts from Chris Stenton and Dr Sara Houston - Saturday 15 November

Dance artist Tim Casson performs The Dance WE Made, created by delegates dancing with him throughout the morning. The complete film of Tim's morning and performance outside Wales Millennium Centre can be seen on our performance films page

Donald Hutera, acclaimed and experienced arts journalist will reflect upon the three days of the International Event presentations, workshops, performances and networking events.

Chris Stenton, Executive Director, People Dancing and Dr Sara Houston, Chair, People Dancing, offer some final thoughts to close the event.

Related Content

The Dance WE Made website
Donald Hutera's Pioneers, Pragmatists, Mobilisers, Catalysts, People! article for Animated