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International Conference: Glasgow 2017
Date posted: 06 October 2017
People Dancing’s second international conference was held at Tramway, Glasgow, on 3-5 October
People Dancing International Event 2017. Photo: Rachel Cherry
Glasgow 2017, the second People Dancing international conference, was a unique opportunity to hear from world-leading individuals and organisations, take part in workshops and discussions, and watch performance while networking with colleagues from across the globe.

The programme focused on three areas reflecting innovations and current participatory dance practices:
  • Cultural identity and sense of place
  • Older people dancing
  • Dance for people living with Parkinson’s.
Keynote speakers, artists or performers included:

Liz Lerman, Choreographer and Founder of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Sangeeta Isvaran, Founder and Managing Trustee of Wind Dancers Trust and Creator of Katradi Technique
Vincent Thomas, Urban Bush Women BOLD Facilitator, Artistic Director of VT Dance, USA
Monica Gillette, Choreographer and Artistic Director, BrainDance
Cecilia Macfarlane, Artistic Director, Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company
Diane Amans, Independent Dance Artist and Author, Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice
Magdalena Schamberger, Artistic Director and CEO, Hearts and Minds
Natasha Gilmore, Artistic Director, Barrowland Ballet
Rodrigo Vilarinho, Choreographer, ReAct!

The full, day-by-day programme can be viewed here.

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