DanSCe Dialogues 2 (2013-14)
DanSCe Dialogues 2 established Anglo-French support for professionals working in contemporary dance (artists, administrators, producers, and technical teams, tour promoters, venues and other stakeholders). At its heart are new initiatives on both sides of the channel that respond to each location’s identity.
There where 8 partners: the lead partner is ODIA Normandie, with South East Dance, Spectacle Vivant de Bretagne in Brittany, Take Art in Somerset, National Choreographic Centre in Caen – Basse Normandie, The Point in Eastleigh, Le Triangle – Cite de la Danse, in Rennes, and Le Phare – National Choreographic Centre in Le Havre-Haute Normandie.
The range of activity covered the 2012- 2013 and 2013-2014 seasons included:
- Stimulating innovation and cooperation in the Channel area
- Sharing knowledge, practice and skills between the English and French sectors
- Extending and increasing the professional network in contemporary dance
- Enhancing the cultural attractiveness of the Franco-British Channel areas
DanSCe Dialogues 2 activity covered three categories
Research and creative laboratories and residencies will provide genuine creative development opportunities to French and English choreographers and collaborators. Venues, technical support and mentoring as well as an exchange of creative methods are part of the package.
Training/exchange of best practice
Exchanges of creative practice and new training methods will be encouraged through the creative laboratories offered to choreographers. There will also be 4 themed conferences and individual journeys through job shadowing or internships.
Touring choreographic pieces, presenting new work at different stages, master classes, professional meetings… All these contribute to an improvement in the mobility of artists and their work, to the development of professional networks and to the promotion of our regions’ cultural richness.