Twelve Days of Dance Base: Our Volunteers
On this final Day of Dance Base, we’d like to celebrate the people who made all the others possible – you! Our supporters and attendees help us every day, and we’re so grateful that they do. Hopefully we do a good job of recognising that throughout the year, but right now we’d like to […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Berlin Exchange with CFB
For the second last Day of Dance Base, we’re celebrating our recent exchange with Berlin’s Centre Français de Berlin. This project, funded by Momentum Funding 2022, saw our Head of Health, Wellbeing, and Engagement, Emma Smith, and the CFB’s Julia Cozic, visit each other’s respective organisations. There, as the official report from Julia states, they […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Collaboration with Tonic Arts
Today, we’re spotlighting our partnership with Tonic Arts. The pilot project, running from 2022-2023, worked on exploring the potential for dance in Edinburgh hospitals. The Tonic Arts programme, delivered as part of the NHS Lothian Charity, aims to improve and support health and wellbeing through a vibrant creativity and arts programme. Since they approached […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Scottish & International Projects
This year we’ve been lucky enough to work with several amazing organisations to provide a variety of dance development, both in Scotland and Internationally. First, in January we supported PASS, Edinburgh College, to recruit two independent Choreographers / Physical Theatre Makers to lead a performance project with Edinburgh College’s BA Dance and Drama students. […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: PRIME
Today we’re celebrating PRIME, Dance Base’s resident dance performance company for dancers aged over 60 years old. Founded in 2015 by Dance Base’s past Creative Director Morag Deyes in 2015, PRIME was born from a desire to change the under-representation of older dancers on stage and to actively challenge stereotypes around ageing, ability, and who […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Dance Makers
For this Twelve Days of Dance Base we’re celebrating our Dance Makers Programme. This well-established and long running lecture programme provides a space to explore the work of a variety of choreographers, past present and future. Taught by Dr Agnes Ness, this is a different approach to our central belief that dance is for everyone; […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Dance for Parkinson’s
This year took Dance for Parkinson’s in new, exciting, directions. 2023 saw the community expand in several ways; funding from the ScottishPower foundation has allowed us to support our peers at Dance North (Moray) and Generation Arts (West Lothian) to trial their own Dance for Parkinson’s classes. We also delivered Advanced Dance for Parkinson’s training […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: Professional Dance
As Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, one of our key roles is providing a home for Professional Dancers. This means going beyond facilitating high level classes where they can continue to hone their craft. One of our proudest achievements is our Artist in Residence programme. This paid programme provides: A studio space at our home […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: CREATE with ECRED and Scottish Ballet
For this Day of Dance Base, we’re talking about CREATE: a project aiming to create equitable dance for people living with dementia. CREATE aims to Cocreate a REsearch Agenda To facilitate Equitable (CREATE) Dance for Dementia. The 1-year research project was co-created by the Edinburgh Centre for the Experience of Dementia (ECRED) and Scottish Ballet. Together with these organisations, […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: ‘How Do You Dance in a War Zone?’
This year, Dance Base, supported by Assembly Festival and the British Council, worked with acclaimed dance photographers Maria Falconer and Paul Hill, to create the art show ‘How Do You Dance in a War Zone?’ Part of August’s Fringe Festival, this unique exhibit spotlighted the work of Ukrainians using dance as a form of […]
Twelve Days of Dance Base: LYDC go National!
To start our Twelve Days of Dance Base, we’re spotlighting our in-house dance company for young people, the Lothian Youth Dance Company (LYDC)! 2023 saw them achieve recognition on a national scale in being selected to participate in U.Dance’s National Youth Dance Festival in Newcastle! U.Dance’s event is a hugely important celebration; the […]
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