A small update from me today.
On Saturday 9th November, I attended the ONEDANCEUK awards 2019, where I was shortlisted for the Screendance - Impact award. Although I lost the award, I was actually a dancer who took part in the winning films, part of my home company Scottish Ballet’s own Digital Season; So no sour grapes
More importantly however; I had a chance to connect with an extremely diverse gathering of dance artists, educational and even outside corporate nominees including everything from the small Birmingham based ACE DANCE, a group of middle school teachers introducing dance to children in the midlands, and then right up to the multinational TESCO who broke a dance record this year for the biggest and longest Super Group routine.
The ONEDANCE UK awards highlighted the coming together of diverse communities in dance, cultural dance styles and ONEDANCE’s own unique approach to building a new social ecological structure around dance and its various applications. The below is taken from their website:
One Dance UK is the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger , more vibrant and more diverse dance sector. We present one clear voice to support, advocate, enhance and give profile to dance in the UK. Our aim is to provide information, resources and opportunities for a workforce that is well-equipped to secure dance’s prominence in the cultural landscape of the future.
I highly reccomend visiting https://www.onedanceuk.org/ for a peek into what I consider to be a shining example of the inclusive and borderless dance organisation; the an example of the type I hope to build my own project into with Grant for the Web funding — The World’s First Dedicated Dance Platform