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Minutes of MDC Working Party Meetings

Manchester Dance Consortium, Working Party Meeting

17 April 2012

Manchester Dance Consortium, Working Party Meeting

12 January 2012, University of Manchester

Manchester Dance Consortium, Working Party Meeting

22 Novermber 2011, University of Manchester

Manchester Dance Consortium, Working Party Meeting

3 August 2011, University of Manchester

In June 2011 we held an Audience Development Meeting which led to the Manchester Dance Consortium initiative:

Audience Development Meeting

29 June, 1- 3.30, Room 2.219 University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester

Watching Dance | Moving Audiences

In March-April 2011 we held a successful series of public events in conjunction with a range of partners such as TURN festival at The Greenroom, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester (DIGM) and The Lowry Theatre in Salford. FInd out more on our Archived Events page

Creative Writing Workshops

We have recently completed the practical element of a research experiment that uses creative writing workshops to explore and uncover dances audiences' experiences of a performance.  The first workshops were held in September as a response to the Rambert Dance Company's premiere of Awakenings. You can read all about them on our Research pages and you can visit our blog http://audienceswriting.blogspot.com/ to find out more.

KINESTECH: Dancing across Media

On Thursday 22 April 2010 at 8pm, KINESTECH: Dancing across Media was performed as part of the international conference Kinesthetic Empathy, Concepts and Contexts. Specially commissioned by the Watching Dance Project in association with Moves International Festival of Movement on Screen, the programme included Bridget Fiske’s Red Rain, which interweaves choreography and digital technology in a new, live work.

Performed alongside the regional premiere of Melanie Clarke’s Both of View, an improvised collaboration between a dancer/choreographer and a percussionist/composer, KINESTECH: Dancing Across Media was a huge success and we would like to thank the performers and their teams for making possible this unique, double-headline show at Manchester’s Dancehouse.

Dance Research Electronic: Dance and Neuroscience - New Partnerships

We are pleased to be editing a special issue of new online journal Dance Research Electronic, the new exclusively online complement to Dance Research. This issue entitled Dance and Neuroscience - New Partnerships is edited by Watching Dance Project team members Corinne Jola, Frank Pollick, and Dee Reynolds.

Karen Wood  of the Watching Dance Project and Clemens Wöllner of the Royal Northern College of Music collaborated on further research into audience response to screen dance.

We are pleased to present our new videos of specially choreographed Ballet and Bharatanatyam dances used in TMS Study 1, performed by Kimberly Lawrie and Anna Kuppuswamy. You can see photos from the filming in the Gallery.

During September 2009 we were were lucky enough to collaborate with the wonderful Rosie Kay Dance Company on staging a unique investigation into the effect of sound and music on kinesthetic response to dance. Read all about it here...

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