Festival Planning

Term 3 is in full swing and we’re busy planning the upcoming Next Choreography Festival (3 July), which celebrates the end of our course for this year.

Our session with Emma Gladstone (Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella) last week gave us food for thought as our plans take shape. Emma shared her experiences and approach to programming and producing a festival. This input gave us all lots to consider for our festival; the frame we provide for the work within the event, the audience, what and how we communicate about the festival, and our hook.

As Project Coordinator it’s my job to produce the festival, working with Charlotte (NC Facilitator and curator of the NC Festival) to ensure our participants ideas and experience are at the heart of it.  Members of the group are developing work in progress for performance within a Young Artists Feedback Forum at the event, they are devising an exhibition that reveals their learning from across the year, they are considering the use of each space within our beautiful building to inform our festival programme ensuring we welcome and engage our audience.  I’m so excited about seeing their ideas develop with this focus upon our festival.  The group are brimming with thoughtful intelligent suggestions, which reflect their inquisitive approach to the whole course, and I am delighted to help realise them.

Join us on 3 July!