Dance industry leaders and practitioners come together at the inaugural symposium Talking Dance: Improving Racial Equity on 29 June.
This industry-wide online symposium, held in partnership with The TIRED Movement (Trying to Improve Racial Equality in Dance), and world-leading dance teaching organisations BBOdance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) will discuss the roadblocks to achieving diversity and how these can be dismantled at every level of dance teaching, creating a vision for the future of inclusive and diverse dance.
Led by Kenneth Tharp CBE, guest speakers including Sharon Watson MBE DL, CEO/Principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director of the Scottish Ballet will debate issues ranging from how to build sector knowledge, and diverse role models, the need for syllabi to reflect and celebrate all cultures, and how to overcome financial and cultural barriers to accessing dance training.
Join us on 29 June, 10am and be part of the conversation.
Tickets are free. Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talking-dance-improving-racial-equity-registration-154536461717
This event is supported by the ISTD’s Cultural Recovery Fund grant.