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Read, Watch & Listen

People Dancing's leadership of the community dance network provides a platform for exchange, critical debate and peer learning. This helps to expand our members' professional horizons, profile and professional identity.

Our Read, Watch & Listen area reflects this commitment to challenge, support and inspire dance professionals and our partners, including those who just love or want to dance. Featuring new dance projects, skills development, industry initiatives, thought leadership, the sharing of best practice, practical support and sector content that will inform, educate and entertain.

Contributing to Animated magazine and our blogs, vlogs and podcasts

People Dancing advocate for the power for community and participatory dance in several ways - articles in our twice-yearly magazine, Animated and the blogs, vlogs and podcasts in our Read, Watch & Listen area of the website.

These publishing contributions are both created by and aimed at the glorious variety of creative practitioners and those who support them that make up our important part of the dance profession.

This is our invitation to you… to contribute your voice in your way to People Dancing!

Click on the information sheets provided below to learn more about:

  • what we need from you, when and how
  • the various lengths and types of contributions you could make
  • the wide varieties of dance styles, topics and voices we value from the UK and worldwide
  • the journey to publication and what it might do for you and your work
  • the accessible approaches and support we offer along the way.

You do not necessarily have to be a People Dancing Member to contribute or access our publications. We embrace those new to sharing their their work though our channels as much as we embrace those with whom we have long relationships and it is a great way to publicise what you do to our 4,500 plus members and subscribers and share in our 20,000 plus reach on social media.

For full details or to pitch us your ideas please explore the information contained in the two documents below and/or get in touch with Louise Katerega, Head of Professional Development

Latest digital edition!
Animated Summer 2023 cover
Animated Summer 2023
“...all the issues people are experiencing, dance gives voice to that. That’s why it’s important to remember that’s where culture and art stands.”
A very contemporary dance project
Sharon Scaniglia, manager of ArtsSpeak in Nottingham shares her appreciation of supporting artists, how creativity combats loneliness and her passionate belief in older age as an important time of rich self-expression. These come together for her in the magic of Cool Company, a gallery-based dance project for over 60s led by choreographer, Deane McQueen.
Contact with consent: online recording
Contact with consent: Exploring autonomy for dancers with additional needs, facilitated by Sali Gresham, delivered in partnership with Sense charity.

This session is for practitioners working within inclusive dance practice but could be a valuable reference for anyone working with non-verbal participants in dance.

This is a recording of a previous online event.
The Open-Ended Entity
A new blog from dance artist Hayley Guest at the beginning of an Early Years Action Research project called Move Play Create.
F-ing Good Zine
F-ing Good Provocation is a zine (project as well as a practice) that celebrates the 20 artists of East and Southeast Asian diaspora involved, who live, create and contribute to the vibrant arts landscape of the UK and beyond.
Early years dance practice
Hannah Lefeuvre talks about how the mindful art of weaving and gardening has influenced, and become intertwined with, her early years dance making and practice.
Participation, Communities, Activism
The Place, home to London Contemporary Dance School, have launched a brand new course led by dance artist, facilitator and educator Jo Parkes which aims to bring together a global community of artists working locally with dance for social justice.
Time to take a moment
Louise Katerega invites us into a moment that offers a window not just on what happened at PDiTS but what it felt like to be there
Strength and fragility
Pelican Theatre's Pagan Hunt & Ellie Trow reflect on their experience of working with the Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s Performance Collective and the co-creation of their work ‘Vallum Hadrani’ performed at The Sill, Northumberland for the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.
Early Years film
A discussion and exploration of early years participatory dance practice in performance with Takeshi Matsumoto and Liz Clark, Associate Artist, Early Years, People Dancing. 
Read, Watch & Listen: Films
11 Million Reasons to Dance, inspired by Chicago. Photo: Sean Goldthorpe
People Dancing have been involved in making films for 20 years - find some of them here.
Finding my place
After a wide-ranging career, Marcia Edwards found herself rooted in Stourbridge, West Midlands and embraced this by forming ME Dance Company in 2017.
Animated Autumn-Winter 2018/19: Putting the workforce first...
San Francisco, photo: Susanne Burns
Dr Susanne Burns, Churchill Fellow 2017, is an arts and cultural sector consultant from Sunderland who travelled to Australia and the USA to study models of supporting artists whose work enables others to participate in the arts. Here, reflecting on her journey, she asks some critical questions.