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Tuesday 28 July: Cross art form collaboration

With Louise Katerega

This one-day course will look at the skills that dance practitioners need to develop in order to work on a cross art form collaborative project.

Topics covered will include:

  • researching and identifying potential partners
  • understanding the importance of context
  • finding a shared language
  • project aims and evaluation
  • agreeing roles and responsibilities
  • building bridges with other professionals and managing expectations
  • managing the group power balance
  • working jointly to resolve problems.

Led by Louise Katerega the course will look at case studies of previous projects as well as providing an opportunity for practical skills development and knowledge acquisition. 

Participation requirements:

This course is open to any dance practitioner.

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Louise Katerega biography

Louise Katerega has been a versatile contributor to the UK dance scene for over two decades and is especially acknowledged for her national and international development work in dance by, for and with disabled people. 

Based in the East Midlands, she has enjoyed a broad portfolio career as a performer, teacher, choreographer and, now parenthood is in progress, increasingly, a consultant, strategic thinker, dramaturg and creative producer. 

These roles have led to collaborations in many spheres - community, professional and often a blend of both - from classical music ensembles to modern band set-ups, galleries to film locations, in education and health settings, in conventional and un-conventional performance spaces. She has worked with poets, theatre directors, film-makers, dancers of many styles, several non-arts specialists and in depth with live music and lighting design.

Louise is one of People Dancing’s six Associate Artists 2018-22. Her main focus is Voice & Presence, activities designed to acknowledge, amplify and celebrate the contribution of women of the African Diaspora to participatory dance.

Louise trained at London Contemporary Dance School, Coventry University (Performing Arts) holds a first-class degree in Film and Literature from the University of Warwick and trained as a life coach. She has served on the boards of Birmingham Royal Ballet (Education), Spark Children’s Arts Festival and People Dancing. She is now Board adviser to Turned On Its Head Early Years Dance Theatre, trustee of cross-arts organisation ArtReach and also ASSITEJ UK, one branch of a larger international network around arts for young audiences.


Louise Katerega, People Dancing International Conference 2017, Glasgow. Photographer: Rachel Cherry.