Members of the Dance4 team Producer for Public Programmes- Rebecca Streets and CAT Assistant/ Dance Artist- Emily Thurston recently led a seminar at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. The talk was aimed at performing arts students who may be considering dance as a future career path.
Rebecca spoke to students about her background and training as a dancer and how she came to work for Dance4, while Emily described the process of setting up as a freelancer. Students were able to ask about the pros and cons of going into the dance sector as a freelance artist, to add to their knowledge-base when thinking about careers. An article was written about thier visit on East Midlands Buisness News which can be viewed here.
Rebecca and Emily also spoke to the students about Hannah Buckley’s three week residency at Dance4 where the artists is researching and developing her solo work ‘The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed’. As part of her residency Hannah is leading workshops for female / non binary teenagers aged 16 – 19. The workshops are exploring the themes of the solo and ‘doing less’ as a form of resistance and female empowerment.
Students from Vision West Nottinghamshire College who attended the talk also came along to Dance4 to take part in the workshops. If you would like to attend the final workshop as part of Hannah’s residency please book on here.