SHIFTing Perceptions Conference, 7th July 2021
In July 2021, the SHIFT project culminated with an international virtual conference. Hosted by Northern Ballet, the day included contributions by each project partner and their dancers, the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh and representatives from the Royal Opera House, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and Candoco Dance Company.
Here are recordings of each session which were captioned live by Stagetext.
Introducing SHIFT Dance
In this short film you will meet the three companies, their practitioners and dancers involved in the project, gaining an insight into their experience of working together to share and develop good practice. They reveal their motivations for being part of the project, how they experienced it, the impact it had on them and their hopes for how the Toolkit will be used.
The film was followed by a live Q & A with the project practitioners.
Impact of the SHIFT Dance Project
Dr Louise McDowall reflects on findings around the psychological, social, and physical impact the SHIFT Dance project has had from the perspectives of dancers involved. And asks, how may consideration of Quality of Life indicators and dancers’ own perspectives of ‘good practice’ inform and shape pedagogical practice for adults with additional learning support needs?
Sharing findings around the impact the SHIFT Dance project has had on dancers and pedagogical practice. Presented by Dr Louise McDowall, Visiting Research Fellow in Exercise and Health Psychology, University of Leeds
Panel Discussion: How can we develop our dancer’s creativity alongside their technical skill?
Chaired by Dr. Fiona Bannon (UK), School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds. Chair of World Dance Alliance -Europe.
Ginny Brown (UK), Chief Executive, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Ruby Wolk (UK), Ballet Senior Manager, Learning and Participation, Royal Opera House. Trustee of Magpie Dance and People Dancing
Tim Casson (UK), Creative Learning Producer, Candoco Dance Company