Touring Matters: dance conference

30 May 2014

On Saturday 5 July, Take Art, The Point and DanSCe Dialogues 2 present a conference for artists, venues and promoters to explore the current issues around touring new dance work – from local to global, rural to urban.

Touring Matters, hosted at The Point in Eastleigh, will investigate past and new models for commissioning, presenting and touring dance work, in a day of conversation, exploration and debate around artists, venue programmers and audiences. This conference forms part of the two-year Anglo-French project DanSCe Dialogues 2, of which Take Art is one of eight partners from both sides of the Channel.

Hear industry leaders and keynote speakers talk about new touring models; see excerpts of work by The Point’s Associate Artists, and engage in tailored breakout discussion groups, followed by a Q&A panel discussion around new models of thinking for making new work and touring. The day will be chaired by Donald Hutera, world-renowned writer and dance critic for The Times - and writer in residence for DanSCe Dialogues 2. For full details, including confirmed speakers, please click here.


Take Art is offering a limited number of £75 bursaries to artists, practitioners, directors or producers working in the South West, wishing to attend Touring Matters. To apply for a bursary please email with your name, contact details and a short paragraph about your practice and why you wish to attend the conference.


The DanSCe Dialogues 2 project was selected within the context of the European programme of crossborder cooperation Interreg IV A France (Channel) – England, co-financed by ERDF.

DD2 logo: Arnaud-Pierre Fourtane


Photo: DD2 CONNECT Conference 2013 by Pari Naderi