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Dance UK Conference live stream

Posted on April 9, 2015

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Dance UK Conference live stream

moving-cities-photo-jevan-chowdhurySessions from the Dance UK conference, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, will be live streamed. Sessions to be streamed include the opening night celebration starring Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Teneisha Bonner and more, plus a session on dance training – an issue recently highlighted by choreographers Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter and Lloyd Newson.

Audiences can watch sessions free, and join in the discussions by tweeting on the discussion topics to #DUKfuture. Where possible, twitter comments and questions will be fed into the discussions. To watch the live stream, visit

Live streamed sessions

Thursday, April 9

7pm to 9.15pm  The opening night celebration will be streamed from The Place, hosted by Arlene Phillips and Ashley Banjo. There will be keynote speeches from Gillian Lynne, Ken Robinson and Peter Bazalgette, plus performances from National Dance Company Wales, Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor, Teneisha Bonner of ZooNation, Verve and The Feeling’s music video, featuring The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson, with choreography by Arthur Pita.

Friday, April 10

10am to 11.15am Agile Fundraising finale: Dragon’s Den

11.40am to 12.40pm Panel session on future funding for dance

12.40pm to 1pm Dragon’s Den winner announcement

2pm to 3pm Power hour: Claire Cunningham on “Breaking the fixation”, Jan Burkhardt on “Dance is public health”, Charlotte Sexton on “Why hasn’t dance mastered the dark arts of digital?”

Saturday, April 11

2pm to 3pm  Power hour: Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy on “My practice”, Shobana Jeyasingh on “South Asian Dance, what next?”, Jeanefer Jean-Charles on “Mass movement: from local community performance to global community”

Sunday, April 12

9.45am to 10.10am Welcome from Alistair Spalding, provocations from Wayne McGregor and Dr Christopher Bannerman

10.15am to 11.45am A vision for the future: training and developing dancers


Picture: Hayleigh Smillie, Eva Elisabeth Ross Davie and Carleigh Troy, students of The Dance School of Scotland, photographed in Glasgow for the Moving Cities series. Photograph: Jevan Chowdhury


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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