News

MARCH 2022

Are you an established artist looking for a space to share and/or develop your work? Or a recent graduate or student looking to showcase your creativity on a bigger platform?
We are inviting creatives of all disciplines, aged 18+ from across the West Midlands and surrounding areas to take part in a brand new, three-day, multi-arts festival – VIVACITY!VIVACITY has been dreamt up by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre’s Young Producers, 2022, to amplify local voices and celebrate creativity in all its forms.

Your variety could bring VIVACITY to life.
If you're interested in applying and want to know more, please visit: https://chinaplatetheatre.com/opportunities/

All fees and terms to be negotiated and confirmed upon booking.

As part of this programme’s commitment to championing diverse voices we would like to encourage local artists from the global majority to apply.*

* This includes people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage and all members of the GRT community.

Vincent Dance Theatre invites you to attend HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation & Community Listening Project (16+ unless accompanied by an adult.)

WHAT - FREE Bookable 2-hour creative sessions
WHEN - Tuesday 9th November to Saturday 13th November 2021
WHERE - ARTSPACE ARCADIA GALLERY, City Arcade, Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 3HW

Workshops are open to the public, but may be of particular interest to those affected by the issues or professionals who work with people affected by the issues.

For further information contact: pip@vicentdt.com
Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-truths-film-installation-tickets-173642037007

Vincent Dance Theatre is sharing its new HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation and engagement activities in ARCADIA GALLERY in November, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Drawing from VDT’s productions IN LOCO PARENTIS (2020) and ART OF ATTACHMENT (2018), HOME TRUTHS is the result of Vincent’s collaboration with care-experienced young people and women in recovery from substance misuse and domestic violence, performing alongside VDT’s familiar professional performers.

Made over the course of 2 years, HOME TRUTHS explores notions of home, family and belonging, providing a platform to reflect on the lived experience of adverse childhood experiences and the impact of trauma.

HOME TRUTHS multi-screen film installation offers a space to hear the voices of those who are often unheard and to consider the emotional labour involved by family intervention practitioners, parents, carers and support workers associated with the communities represented in the work.

Directed by Charlotte Vincent / Filmed and Edited by Bosie Vincent/ Composer Jules Maxwell

The work in HOME TRUTHS has been supported by Wellcome Trust & by academic collaborator Dr Cath Lambert, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. HOME TRUTHS has been funded by an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award and is supported by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. VDT is and NPO organisation funded by Arts council England.

An Invitation

Across September, we warmly invite you to join us for the Coventry Dance Conversations Series, 3 themed conversations with discussion, questions and networking hosted by 3 invited guest speakers from across the dance sector.

As we develop this programme, we want to hear from you, our Coventry Dance Community about what you see for the future of Coventry Dance as an organisation. We welcome warmly your contribution to shaping a sustainable, effective, and powerful voice for all people that dance in Coventry.

Tell us what you would like to talk about in a Coventry Dance Conversation and tell us more about your Coventry Dance Community so that we can continue to build our network of advocacy and connection across Coventry.

We would be really grateful if you would complete the google form below:

https://forms.gle/8KuxJYJ3yEKzq3T28

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

May 2021

Partnership with Wriggle Dance Theatre

We are delighted to be partnering with Wriggle Dance Theatre on their exciting early years online symposium, aimed at practitioners, participants, programmers and partners. They will be screening a premier of their brand new show ‘Squidge’ alongside offering interactive workshops and discussions. For more details and to register please click here:

https://www.wriggledancetheatre.co.uk/early-years-symposium

Coventry Conversations

Coming soon…….Coventry Dance Conversations!! Watch this space to find out how you can be part of this!! Press here to find out about our fabulous Creative Producer Lou Lomas who is working with us on the project.

October 2020

Coventry Dance Board Recruitment

Coventry Dance will be a bold, ambitious, vibrant organisation aiming to build long-term significant and strategic presence in Coventry and the region.

Its development responds to the Coventry Cultural Strategy and to significant cultural events taking place in the city and across the Midlands in 2020-2022 and beyond. This timeframe includes Coventry City of Culture (2021) and Commonwealth Games, Birmingham (2022). Our aim is to be fully established in Coventry by 2024.

To realise this ambition Coventry Dance is seeking to make 4 board appointments to the positions of Chair, Finance Officer, Partnerships, Networks and Funding Officer and Secretary.

To receive a full information pack please email info@coventrydance.org indicating the role(s) you are interested in. Alternatively, the recruitment packs can be viewed below:

Recruitment Pack Chair

Recruitment Pack Finance Officer

Recruitment Pack Partnerships Networks Funding Officer

Recruitment Pack Secretary

Key Application Details are as follows:

Application will be via submission of a CV and a 200-300 word statement outlining your experience and how you might contribute to info@coventrydance.org

The Deadline for applications is: 12 Noon Friday 4th September 2020 Interviews will commence: Week Beginning 14th September 2020.

Please Note: Board Positions will commence end of September 2020 and there is likely to be a Board meeting in early October.

Coventry Dance actively welcomes a range of applicants from a variety of backgrounds as aligned with our Commitment to Equity statement. If you would like to apply as a Job Share candidate, please highlight this in your statement.

February 2020

Coventry Dance wants to see you again!

Following on from the success of our launch Event at St Marys Guildhall
Coventry Dance invites you to join us at Warwick Arts Centre in 2020.
We will update you on our ongoing development and invite you to a performance by multifaceted South Asian dance artist Divya Kasturi.

Coventry Dance Update Event:

DATE: Tuesday 4th February 2020

VENUE: Warwick Arts Centre
UniversityRoad Coventry CV4 7AL
Please arrive between 6.15-6-30pm for refreshments, networking and an update on the progress of Coventry Dance.
RSVP to
a.barzey@coventry.ac.uk

Performance of ‘To Varnam’ by Divya Kasturi begins at 7.45pm

Tickets for the performance are offered to you at a special rate of £6.50 and will be released 1 week prior to the event at this price.

To book your ticket please visit:
Email: ticketing@warwick.ac.uk

Tel: 02476 524524

Divya Kasturi ‘To Varnam’
Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Venue: The STUDIO at Warwick Arts Centre 7.45pm
+ post show talk hosted by Simon Ellis

For further information on Divya’s work please visit:
https://www.divyakasturi.com/to-varnam-with-love

November 2019

An Invitation

Across September, we warmly invite you to join us for the Coventry Dance Conversations Series, 3 themed conversations with discussion, questions and networking hosted by 3 invited guest speakers from across the dance sector.

As we develop this programme, we want to hear from you, our Coventry Dance Community about what you see for the future of Coventry Dance as an organisation. We welcome warmly your contribution to shaping a sustainable, effective, and powerful voice for all people that dance in Coventry.

Tell us what you would like to talk about in a Coventry Dance Conversation and tell us more about your Coventry Dance Community so that we can continue to build our network of advocacy and connection across Coventry.

We would be really grateful if you would complete the google form below:

https://forms.gle/8KuxJYJ3yEKzq3T28

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.