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Déda – Presenting Dance


As part of Surf The Wave’s curatorial voice programme, Déda will be hosting a Midlands-based discussion with venues/festivals across the region looking at dance programming in all its glory. The session is a chance for programmers, marketing teams and/or learning departments to get together and discuss the issues surrounding dance programming, marketing and dance development, and begin to share ideas around creating our unique dance selling points and our local dance voice.

Hosted at Déda in Derby, the session will be a relaxed and open environment allowing for positive discussion and action to enable more dance to be presented across the Midlands. 

Outlined below is a draft schedule for the day, which includes lunch, tea, coffee and a chance to see one of the UK’s leading dance companies – James Wilton Dance, live.

11.30 Arrivals, tea and coffee served
11.45 Welcome and introductions
12.00 Discussion: challenges when programming dance
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Presenting Dance: presentation by Stephen Munn and discussion
15.00 Break
15.15 Marketing Dance: Déda marketing team presentation and discussion
16.15 Break
16.30 Dance and Projects: Clare Limb Déda Dance development and learning
17.30 Reflections, development opportunities and actions
18.30 Break
19.30 Performance: James Wilton Dance - STORM

We are inviting all attendees to stay and enjoy a drink & performance by James Wilton Dance.

If you would like to attend, please contact Phil Hargreaves at

Earlier Event: March 1
Surf The Wave Intensives in Scotland
Later Event: March 20
Surf The Wave Intensives in Wales