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Focus on: 35 years of Ludus Dance

From the editor


Welcome to the winter edition of Animated,
which at this time of year provides you with a rich diet of articles to keep you warm and hopefully inspire your own work.

We delve into the history and some of the impact of the groundbreaking Ludus Dance and look at some recent work in the fields of aging, health and disability and projects in Guatemala and South Africa.

Importantly, we have provided you with an update from Lisa Craddock on the work the Foundation has been undertaking to develop National Occupational Standards in Dance Leadership, which in the fullness of time will support you to articulate what you do and how good you are at it, as well as helping employers understand better the nature of our work.

Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
In this issue
Who's that masked man?
Face concealed and scissors in hand, Donald Hutera takes to the streets of Islington
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
Time Gentlemen Please
Damien Barber and Bobak Walker on English Folk dance, Hip Hop and The Demon Barber Roadshow
The focus: Ludus
Ludus Dance
Chris Thomson, Brendan Keaney, Matt Fenton, Nigel Charnock and Wendy Houstoun reflect and celebrate Ludus' 35 years in dance
Age
Five Songs: more than a metaphor
Ruth Pethybridge connects dancing on a rooftop and the elderly in care settings
More Hip Op than Hip Hop
Mark Edward calls for a celebration of the body's life-long journey in dance
Continuing professional development
The new National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Dance Leadership
Lisa Craddock and Catherine Willmore explain what they are, how they came about, and why you might want to use them
Skills n Drills
Hip Hop artist Robert Hylton lets us in on Skills n Drills, an intensive workshop programme for professional Hip Hop artists
Dance and disabled people
Towards a new vision of dance
Eluned Charnley makes the case for more inclusive opportunities and access for disabled people
Health
One Step Forward
Viv Gordon, Artistic Director, Mean Feet Dance on creative dance for mental health service users
International
Dancing in the landscape
Rosa Shreeves, reveals her dance encounters with the people and the natural world of Guatemala
Finding the balance
Dance Artists Helen Linsell and Lucy Nicholson on discipline and creativity in South Africa
Policy
Dance in a cold climate?
In tough times it's important to pull together. Chris Stenton reflects