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Glasgow 2017
Date posted: 23 November 2017
People Dancing’s international conference attracted dance artists, teachers, organisations and managers from 15 countries across the globe. We captured some of the quality and diversity of the presentations and debate with a series of People Dancing podcasts.
Liz Lerman at Glasgow 2017. Photo by Rachel Cherry
The People Dancing Glasgow 2017 podcasts are now available for you to listen to online – we hope they make you feel part of the conference. If you were there, they’ll give you a chance to check your notes and relive what was hopefully a memorable experience.

This series features seven key presentations/debates and 14 short delegate interviews, where our reporting team picked up on a question raised by Sangeeta Isvaran (Wind Dancers Initiative) in the opening session – “as a community dance practitioner, why do I do what I do?” We put this question to delegates, encouraging them to reflect on their own practice. We then added a further question, asking delegates to tell us how they see the future of community dance practice.

One of the key presentations captured as a podcast was the popular closing address given by US choreographer, performer, writer, teacher and speaker Liz Lerman (pictured right). As People Dancing Executive Director Chris Stenton said in his introduction, Liz was invited to come to Glasgow and leave conference with “an experience that sits at the very core of why we’re all here and what we all do as dance practitioners.”

To listen to any or all of our Glasgow 2017 podcasts click here.