Dance Umbrella Open Forum — Future Facing ← Talks ← Siobhan Davies Dance

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Dance Umbrella Open Forum: Future Facing
Tue 9 Oct 2018, 7.30pm

Siobhan Davies Studios
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"In order to predict the future, you have to invent it." Alan Kay

What is the future for dance and the arts?
How can we navigate the world decades to come?

Come and share your vision for the future with artists spanning four decades of Dance Umbrella’s history.

We are living in a time of rapid change and instability. Scientists and futurists agree that we will see more innovation in the next 20 years than in the whole of the 20th century. Dance can embrace uncertainty and empower us to navigate it, but it is also vulnerable to shifting social and economic forces.

By 2045 nearly a quarter of the population will be 65 or older. Alarms about climate change are more pressing than ever. Migration movements are changing societies’ structures, and Brexit is looming with all its complex implications. Yet UK unemployment is now at its lowest in more than 40 years, and the Creative Industries are the fastest growing part of the economy.

The evening is a chance to discuss dreams and tactics for not just surviving but thriving, and how we can reach new audiences and shape the future of independent dance creation together.

Dr Cecilia Wee: Head of Artist Development at Artsadmin

Full panel
Siobhan Davies: Choreographer and founder of Siobhan Davies Dance and Siobhan Davies Studios
Shobana Jeyasingh: Choreographer and founder of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Alexandrina Hemsley: Choreographer, performer and writer
Paul Hughes: Artist, dramaturg & writer. Currently, Writer-in-Residence at Dance4

If you are going to attend Future Facing, why not get a ticket for Screensaver Series on at 6.30pm and 9.15pm.

Venue info

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
London SE1 6ER
T +44 (0)20 7091 9650