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Focus on: working with local authorities
At the beginning of this issue Donald Hutera begins to interrogate the word community and how important it is to individuals and groups within particular contexts, a theme taken up in the recent Foundation for Community Dance Members' Networking Event held as part of British Dance Edition 2006 in February this year.

Though no conclusions were reached, the question of how useful the word 'community' is in describing the diverse activity we currently embrace at this point in history is key to the future of our professional practice. It is a question that has been raised both within and outside the sector and is taken up by another contributor to this issue Christopher Thomson. Curated by Scilla Dyke, this interview, and that with Linda Jasper, continues our celebration of the achievements of community dance as seen through the eyes of some of the pioneers of the movement. We will be exploring 'community' further in the... Read more
In this issue
Critical faculties
Shifting his sights from Gene Kelly to Palestine, Donald Hutera tries to get a handle on the concept of community
Watch me, watch me!
Penny Greenland, Director of JABADAO reflects on the phenomenon of Strictly Come Dancing that captured an avid television audience for dance earlier this year
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The focus: working with local authorities to make
An international festival and local community impact: the Woking perspective
Eckhard Thiemann on an international festival contributes to the year-round cultural life of a town by broadening participation in, and audiences for dance
Choose your collaborators carefully
Chris Fogg, on developing open creative friendships
Alert to a sense of place
Joanne Thomson on Epping Forest District Council's support for dance
Dancescape - developing dance in a sub region
Sarah Jassal (née Sarah Miles), on a new partnership for dance development built between a group of local authorities
The focus: working with local authorities to make dance happen
Supporting artists supporting communities
Mari Martin, Head of Arts at Norfolk County Council outlines the context in which Norfolk Dance is developing the skills of dance artists so that they can better serve the dance needs of people in the county
Take your partner...
Ruth Lloyd, Dance Development Officer for Halton Borough Council reports on the developing relationship from 'blind date' to 'marriage' with dance artist Jo Rhodes and her company Arcane
Jump Crawley
Helen Linsell, Community Arts Officer for Crawley Community Arts describes work being undertaken to increase participation in dance by boys and young men
International
Marrying artistic and social agendas through dance in Colombia
Sanjoy Roy reflects on the performance work of El Colegio del Cuerpo (The College of the Body) from Cartagena in Colombia
Professional development
FACETS 2006
Bisakha Sarker on attending the international choreographic residency in Bangalore, India
African peoples' dance and the DARE project in Liverpool
Rachel Rogers and Karen Gallagher on developing African Peoples' Dance in Liverpool
The interviews
We are a dancing nation
Christopher Thomson Director of Learning and Access at The Place offers some personal reflections
A remarkably effective training ground
Linda Jasper, Director of Youth Dance England