The Manchester Dance Consortium initiative was launched at a follow-up meeting to the Watching Dance Project (www.watchingdance.org), in June 2011.
The first meeting of the Consortium’s Working Party was held in Manchester in August 2011.
In October 2012 we obtained funding from Arts Council England to support our activities.
To read Minutes of our meetings go to
With support from public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and from our partners, Dance Initiative Greater Manchester and Z-Arts, Manchester Dance Consortium aims to promote dance in Greater Manchester, by:
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Tue 10th September, 7.30pm
Piccadilly Place, Unit 4C/D, M1 3BN
Hosted in an empty retail unit in Piccadilly Place Manchester, this Platform explores the relationship between dance and ‘the projected image’.The evening will contain a mix of live dance performance and dance film from the following artists:
Adam John Roberts - Sharing the Unshared
Emmy Lahouel - Aberrance
enCompas Collective - The Making of
Izzie Capper - Unknown
Tom Bowes Dance - Imbue
Yvonne Carmichael - The Ballad of the Rawson Sisters
Whether you're new to watching dance or an enthusiast, Platform 0.3 presents a unique opportunity to actively engage with dance in a new and creative way. Watch each dancework, share your feedback, and help shape the future development of what you've seen.
Tickets are just £7 and can be purchased here
*Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Tickets will NOT be for sale on the door*
PILOT PLATFORM (March 2012)
Platform Zero - a works in progress showcase, with participation by 3 choreographers.
Participating choreographers introduced their work and invited written feedback on specific aspects from audience members.
The programme began with a workshop on dance writing at 6.30, which was open to all.
A Conversation: Part 1
Originally commissioned by Peter Lovatt (Dr Dance) of Hertfordshire University as part of the INSPIRED: Psychology Danced performance, this piece was a response to three psychological studies looking at bystander apathy, obedience and what it is to be sane or insane.
"A love song to the mindless drudgery and hopeless alienation of office work. A dynamic mix of dance, physical theatre and professional wrestling."
'Spontaneum' is an improvised duet between Mary Pearson and Rachel Sweeney exploring sanctity and banality in dance by using a graphic score to interpret movement sound bites, spoken tasks, repeated sequences and bland humour!
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