Next EYDN (Early Years Dance Network) event: In-person gathering in partnership with Déda, Derby
Tuesday 12 December 2023: 10:00 - 13:00 UTC in-person
Join us for our next Early Years Dance Network event held in partnership with Deda, Derby. This three-hour in person event led by Louise Wildish - Head of Inclusion, Liz Clark - Associate Artist for Early Years and Kath Kimber-McTiffen from Sonrisa Arts and includes a two hour practical workshop.
This event is for early years dance artists and creative practitioners and will bring together new and existing early years dance artists as part of the EYDN network for the first time in-person since the pandemic.
It includes a two hour practical workshop delivering a morning of movement, play and creative exploration based on Sonrisa Arts new participatory performance work for early years, Dance in the Dark.
The workshop will explore playful, embodied movement and co-creation of community dance performance work for early years and families. It also includes the exclusive showing of the R&D (Research and Development) film by InfuseDANCE showing the making of the work.
Attendees will also get to discover updates from People Dancing and Deda regarding their early years programmes, as well as having the opportunity to network and share practice with other artists.
Please note: this session includes a two hour practical workshop so you will need to wear comfortable clothing and take a water bottle with you.
Déda, 19 Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU
- +44 (0)1332 370 911.
Booking deadline: Midday Thursday 7 December.
If you have access requirements then we encourage you to book at least 2 weeks in advance. Any bookings after 28 November with access requirements, may not be fulfilled.
About Kath Kimber-McTiffen
Kath is a Midlands based dance artist, performer, choreographer and musician, with a portfolio career spanning 25 years working with all ages and abilities across the community and in schools, as well as touring nationally. Currently Director of Sonrisa Arts CIC, which has a focus on producing cross arts professional performances for young children and older adults, co-created with and for the community.
Kath has a specialism in creating dance with and for early years and families using a child-led approach. She also sings, plays flute and co-songwrites with latin jazz band, Sonrisa.
Kath was formally co-founder and co-director of touring company, Wriggle Dance Theatre. In January, she was chosen as one of the 12 international dance artists to be a part of the Little Big Dance Artists Lab at South East Dance, where she undertook a period of research into developing her practice in creating participatory performance work for early years
Photo credits: Top: Photographer - Keiko Ikeuchi. Bottom: Kath Kimber-McTiffen.
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