Reactivating Dance in London

  • 26 June 2020

A cultural sector roundtable discussion on the future of dance in London post lockdown.
Chair: Emma Gladstone

PART 1: Addressing the challenges for dance venues and spaces post lockdown.

Jackie McNerney Programme Manager, World Cities Culture Forum
Andy Reynolds Medical Director & Patrick Harrison Executive Director, English National Ballet
Jonzi D Artistic Director, Breakin’ Convention
Polly Risbridger Chief Executive & Artistic Director, East London Dance

PART 2: Addressing the challenges for dance artists, makers and performers post lockdown.

Andrew Hurst Chief Executive, One Dance UK
Akram Khan MBE Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Akram Khan Company
Rosemary Lee Choreographer and Performer
Jeanefer Jean-Charles Creative Director, Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates
Shobana Jeyasingh CBE Artistic Director, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

The capital is a world leader in dance and this artform will form an important part of London’s recovery but there are significant challenges ahead.

Exit from lockdown including the end of government support schemes and social distancing measures present particular challenges for the dance sector.

We know that many of you are already considering different scenarios, whilst others are still working through the immediate situation. This roundtable is about bringing together thinking and plans from some of London’s dance organisations and to share learning. The Greater London Authority would like to know how they can help.

We would like to invite you to these roundtables to help shape what the dance sector needs to recover and share of some approaches of how to face this challenge. These conversations will be honest and forward moving in a positive virtual environment.

In partnership with the Greater London Authority

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