Invitation to attend Rural Retreat 2008
Future Directors and Creative Producers for Ballet and Dance
DanceEast is one of England's leading dance organisations. Since 2002, DanceEast has been producing the internationally respected Rural Retreats. These think tanks have been bringing together leaders from the world of ballet and dance to look at key issues facing in the art form and how we move forward into the 21st century. These Retreats have been the first global opportunity for Directors to come together with their peers to share their issues and concerns in an environment that is conducive to openly discuss and debate in a rural setting.
DanceEast's next Rural Retreat will take place 11, 12, 13, 14 January 2008 at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire, England. Brocket Hall is 22 miles from central London and is easily accessible by air, rail or road. The Retreat will commence at 5pm on Friday 11 January and conclude at 1pm on Monday 14th January.
This next Retreat is especially for individuals who aspire to direct a Ballet or Contemporary Dance Company, particularly middle to large scale. It will be restricted to 26 individuals from around the globe and is by invitation only.
This is an intensive 3-day think tank that is facilitated by two professionals and we will also have guest speakers from the worlds of art and business. Prior to attending the Retreat, you will be interviewed and asked to complete a questionnaire to ensure that your issues and concerns are addressed at the Retreat.
DanceEast will cover the cost of accommodation and meals but we do ask that participants and/or their companies cover their own travel costs if at all possible.
If you would like to be considered to attend the Rural Retreat for Future Directors and Creative Producers, please send an email or postal letter explaining why you would like to attend together with your CV to DanceEast no later than 5 January 2007. This will be treated in the strictest confidence. If you are selected to attend the Retreat, Dance East will contact your director to discuss freeing you up for these specific days if required.
We really would like to have a strong international mix of male and female future leaders at this Retreat. Please don't be shy about putting yourself forward. This is a unique opportunity to find out more about what leadership really is all about and a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues from around the globe.
Northgate Arts Centre
Sidegate Lane West
Suffolk IP4 3DF
00 44 1473 295 238