EDN Atelier: New Approaches to Dance Training

from Fri 29 Jun 2018 - Sat 30 Jun 2018
11:00 - 18:00
Dance Ireland: €25 per day / €40 two days.

Atelier:  Vocational Dance training – past, present and potential models

29 & 30 June 2018
29 June: 12pm-6pm, 30 June: 10am-4pm

The Atelier will explore new approaches to training within the complex ecosystem of youth dance initiatives, vocational training and post graduate performance companies. 

 Curated by Dr Jenny Roche and coinciding with the Irish Youth Dance Festival, multi-faceted issues surrounding vocational training will be discussed, including:

What are the advantages/disadvantages of a ‘conservatoire’ model and how do we innovate in this context? 
How do we foster excellence while promoting autonomous learning; incorporate new technologies in studio-based teaching and embed creative process and interdisciplinarity in the curriculum? 
What role do Somatics, Ballet and Modern Dance techniques have in contemporary dance training? 
What are the potential pathways into and flowing out from vocational training? 
How can training institutions remain relevant and responsive to shifts in the professional field?       

Over the two days, there will be two keynotes,  John Jasperse (Director of Dance, Sarah Lawrence College, New York) and Janet Smith (Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds ) in addition to international speakers including Caroline Ribbers (Fontys, Tilburg) and Jennifer Coogan (Palucca Hochschule, Dresden).


Advance booking is advised as capacity is limited.

Please register through the online form here  Payment can be made via PayPal below or directly to Dance Ireland reception on 01 855 8800.

EDN Atelier @Dance Ireland


Cost:  €25 per day / €40 two days
Tickets include lunch.

Atelier attendees are encouraged to attend IYDF in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 30th June.  Booking information for IYDF is here.  Tickets: €12 / €14             

This event is run in partnership between Dance Ireland and the European Dancehouse Network through the project EDN21: strengthen-impact-imagine which is co-funded by Creative Europe.


For further information:

  • Telephone: 01 855 8800
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