NEWS RELEASE CHOREOFORUM SPEAKERS
Presented by Dance UK in association with Laban
Choreoforum, Dance UKs annual meeting of choreographers, takes place on Sunday 18 January 2004 at the inspiring new Laban building in Deptford in South East London.
Choreoforum is designed with and for choreographers working across the widest possible range of contexts. During the event, leading artists share their experiences of working as a choreographer through informal and lively presentations and discussions.
This year, Choreoforum focuses on the nature of choreography itself and how the choreographic sensibility finds expression in different places and different media. It will give participants the opportunity to ask what choreography means to them and find out what others thinks.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Mark Baldwin, choreographer and artistic director of Rambert Dance Company. Speakers will include Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli from Igloo, pioneers on the field of dance and technology and interactive animated performance, Alexandra Reynolds who choreographs for commercials and music videos alongside theatre, opera and fashion. Arlette Kim George will speak about the role of the dramaturg in choreographic productions.
A Chat Show, chaired by Alistair Spalding from Sadler's Wells, will allow leading choreographers to share their experiences, including Francesca Jaynes, who choreographed feature films such as A.I., The Lovely and Topsy Turvey, and numerous productions for television and theatre, including BBC2s Tipping the Velvet.
Free coaches between Laban and central London will be available for participants.
Tickets for the event cost £35 (Dance UK members) or £50 (non-members) including food and drinks. Tickets are also available for the Chat Show only.
A small number of bursaries towards attending the event are available to those who cannot meet the cost themselves.
For further information on tickets and bursaries or to find out more, contact Adrienn Szabo on 020 7228 4990 or email@example.com
Notes for editors
Choreoforum 2004, is the fourth in a highly successful series of events aiming to bring together choreographers to share experiences, network and exchange information.
Dance UK is the lead organisation for the dance profession, and works in the areas of healthier dance practice, professional development and advocacy, and following its strategic alliance with the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), supporting the practice of African Peoples? Dance forms. Dance UK is funded by Arts Council England. For more information about the work of Dance UK, visit www.danceuk.org.
Choreoforum forms part of Dance UKs Gulbenkian Programme, a range of professional development initiatives funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Laban's new building, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron was the recipient of the 2003 RIBA Stirling Prize.