Pavilion Dance South West
Open call for South West dance practitioners with a track record of creating work by, with and for people aged 60+ and who are interested in being part of a Norway:UK exchange in October 2015.
PDSW has been developing its policies and support for dance work by, with and for the over 60s under the umbrella title "Joie de Vivre" since 2012. This includes kickstarting Dance in Time 1 October celebrations of work by and with older dancers in association with Rosalind Conlon, developing international partnerships to nurture work by older dancers and dance practitioners who specialise in working with them, piloting a "Dance Companions" scheme, starting a competition for films of work by older dancers and commissioning a collection of photographs of older dancers in iconic SW locations. We also run Older & Perfect classes and Dance & Parkinsons sessions. This opportunity has come out of our strengthening relationship with dance colleagues in Norway and our shared interest in nurturing dance practitioners who work with older people. PDSW will host a visit by 2 Norwegian dance practitioners at the beginning of October 2015.
Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West of England, supporting regional dance strategy development and representing the South West Dance sector nationally. In our Bournemouth-based venue, Pavilion Dance, we present dance performances, live screenings, art house films, exhibitions and more than 40 dance classes every week.
About CODA www.codadancefest.no
CODA aims to strengthen dance as an art form in Norway. The festival focuses on presenting a variety and diversity within an international and Norwegian contemporary dance arena through a biennale of dance of the highest artistic levels. CODA wants to create Norwegian dance opportunities to develop through performances, courses, workshops, seminars and events, focusing on Oslo and Norway as arena for contemporary dance.
Details of the visit to Norway 12-16 October 2015
You will travel to Oslo, Norway on 12 October. You will be invited to attend workshops in care homes and a performance of work by Panta Rei Dance Company as part of CODA+, the 2015 CODA International Dance Festival. http://www.codadancefest.no/en
You will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Festival on 14 October, tickets may be available to watch other performances as part of the Festival and you will be given contacts to arrange other meetings or see other work during your stay.
Costs that will be covered as part of the bursary : return flights to Oslo, accommodation for 4 nights in Oslo, tickets to the Opening Ceremony of the CODA International Dance Festival.
What you will need to cover : food and living costs while you are there.
The bursary is paid for by a partnership between CODA International Dance Festival, the Norwegian Embassy and PDSW.
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. We are working to create more similar opportunities with partners in other countries over coming years. So keep your eyes open.
Deadline for expressions of interest : 9am Monday 27 July 2015
Expressions of interest only accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the background information, criteria and description of the visit before completing the expression of interest form.
Process of Selection
All expressions of interest that meet the criteria will be entered into a hat and 2 will be drawn out by a member of PDSW staff on Wednesday 29 July. We recognise the huge amount of interest that there will be in this opportunity and this is the fairest way that we can do the selection and avoid existing personal contacts influencing the outcome.
The 2 successful applicants will be informed immediately by phone or email.
All other applicants will be informed by the end of the week.
Details of all applicants will be kept and be used to build a network of dance practitioners committed to creating work by, with and for older people. You will receive information about future opportunities and events.
Please confirm that you are based in the South West of England
Please confirm that you have worked with older people for more than 5 years
Please confirm that you are able to pay for your own food, drink and other living costs while away.
Please confirm that you are available for the dates 12-16 October 2015
Please confirm that you are available to attend the Breathe Event at Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton from 9.30am-5pm Saturday 6 February 216 to share information about your visit and its impact on you.
NB You need to anwer "Yes" to the 5 questions above to be eligible for this bursary.
Will you be available to meet the visiting Norwegian dance practitioners at the beginning of October ?
Dates that you’re available around this time :
Expression of Interest
Snail mail address
Mobile phone number
Describe your current work with older people and any plans you have for future work.
Give a very brief synopsis of your work with older people to-date.
How would you apply the learning you get from this visit?
Why would it be good for you at this point in your career?