May 8, 2006
Job Posting: Programme Assistant
£10,000-£13,000 p.a. (commensurate with experience)
DanceEast seeks to appoint a Programme Assistant with responsibility for administrative support to the busy Programme Team with a focus on Education & Community Outreach. The successful candidate will be computer literate with a willingness to learn; be interested in the arts, in particular dance, and have some experience in office administration. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
For an application pack please contact DanceEast at: Northgate Arts Centre, Sidegate Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP4 3DF Tel: 01473 639235 Fax: 01473 639236
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday, 15th May
Interviews: Friday 19th May
Registered Charity no. 1066825
DanceEast aims to be an equal opportunities employer
November 19, 2005
It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I welcome you to this website and introduce you to Dancing Our Stories: Personal Narratives from Dance Animation and Community Dance Projects in Canada. Collected over time and geography, these inspiring stories come from a diversity of working dance practitioners exploring and talking about what dance animation means to them, and to us in our Canadian context.
www.dancingourstories.ca and its companion publication offer a variety of possibilities for dance animation, covering a range of activities that make connections with creativity, education, audience development, and encompassing a wider context that includes goals around our health, the environment, and building strong communities.
Through your participation, the Dancing Our Stories website will be a virtual place to share stories, keep them alive and growing, inviting new voices to join the chorus and of course, the dance.
Sincere thanks are extended to the artists and participants, for their generous contributions of stories and experiences. I am also indebted to my editorial adviser Deborah Meyers, Anne Valois at the Dance Section of the Canada Council for the Arts who commissioned this project; and the editorial and production staff at the Canada Council who made this project a reality. Kudos to Michael Ripley for his web savvy expertise and Amy Bowring and the Society for Canadian Dance Studies for their generosity in hosting this virtual presence.
Enjoy these stories, share them and please, consider adding your own.
Douglas D. Durand
From the Dance Section
We would like to encourage the Dance Community to use this website as a tool: to use these stories to inspire creative ways of connecting through dance to the greater community. The website is a live extension of its companion publication, and a collecting point for new stories. You are encouraged to check it often, to post your own stories and spread the word amongst your peers within your community. This tool is not just limited to dance artists and should be seen as a way to stimulate curiosity and help educate people about the benefits of dance at core levels of experience: live, direct collective experience where education, health, community building, cultural expression and creative exchange and knowledge about the dance profession may be direct or indirect results of any given project.
Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself as you read through the stories:
Do you remember what drew you into dance in the beginning?
What support networks existed at that time to help you in your dance development? How has that changed over the years?
How is dance perceived within your community?
Are you satisfied with its presence?
Is there more that you can do to help nurture dance's presence?
What existing artistic networks do you see thriving in your community?
What type of networks do you feel are needed for dance?
Are there dance animation stories that you wish to share?
Do you know anyone who may benefit in seeing these stories?
How can we make this connection?
This is an invitation for you to communicate, connect and strengthen your presence in the dance community.
The Dance Section has many programs to help support your ideas in these areas, and here is a listing:
For more information about our programs or if you have a networking idea you wish to share with us, please contact the Dance Section:
Rochelle Hum, Administrative Coordinator
1-800-263-5588 ext. 4501