Bristol Dance Networking
In April Movema partnered with DAN Diverse Artists Network and Knowle West Media Centre to host a day of networking, discussions, speakers and performances. There was an incredible presence and such wonderful representation of diverse dance people and practices.
It was great to hear from Jazlyn Pinckney about the role of One Dance UK in supporting the dance ecosystem in Bristol, and about the free resources on their website. It was so positive hearing from Deborah Baddoo about the legacy of Bristol Dance Futures which continues to have an ongoing impact in the city. Bob Blunden talked about DMAC’s experiences of lockdown and the challenges they have faced emerging out the other side, challenges we all share. We were all moved by Cleo Lake’s poem and impassioned words about the legacy of dance in Bristol.
I made precious new connections that will start new projects!
Lerato Dunn from Bristol City Council spoke to us on Zoom about the opportunities around dance, health and social prescribing.
Speakers: Cleo lake, Jazlyn Pinkney, Bob Blunden and Deborah Baddoo MBE.
FANTASTIC opportunity to connect!
Dance Community Meeting
To discuss a home for Bristol dance
Thursday 16th June 2022
10- 11.30am at The Island
Dancers & dance people interested in developing a home, hub or growing their community in Bristol, are invited to a meeting at The Island Gallery Space on Thursday 16th June. We will be exploring needs and options, talking to Artspace Lifespace who transforms under-used and problem properties into thriving creative resources!
(only accessible by stairs).