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Hull Dance works with lots of different organisations to make our offer the best that it can be
Our partners are special organisations that we work with over a long period of time to develop positive changes to dance, and who can have access to dance, within the City
Hull Dance started life as an initiative of the Arts Development Team of Hull City Council. As an independent organisation we work closely with them developing an inclusive and collaborative approach to dance development across the City.
Hull Dance is working in partnership with TIN Arts to develop 'Move Together' - an inclusive and accessible youth dance framework working with a range of partners from across Hull leading to more opportunities for young people to participate in high quality dance in education and community settings.
Hull Dance and HICA are partners embedding creativity, movement and dance across the service of care and support solutions offered by HICA for older people and people with a learning disability to enhance the wellbeing of employees and clients.
We all need a sounding board to help develop our ideas. We are lucky at Hull Dance to have two internationally respected artists who work with us as Artistic Advisers.
Lea Anderson is a founder member and Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs, dance companies. In 2002 Lea was awarded an MBE for her services to dance. Lea’s films Flesh and Blood and Cross Channel have been designated as set texts for GCSE and A’ level Dance and Performance Studies in the UK. Lea is an artist in residence at the Southbank Centre London and was appointed Regents Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles in 2014. Her latest works include a performed exhibition of choreography and costume at The V&A museum in London last year, and in March 2017 a commission by the British Council in Lima, Peru to create a site-specific work on an ancient archeological site for the FAEL festival. A full-length theatre piece - Ladies and Gentlemen toured the UK in autumn 2017.
Liv Lorent established balletLORENT in 1993 and has since been touring works both nationally and internationally to much acclaim. Liv has received many awards for her works including: Jerwood Choreography Award (2001); The Arts Foundation Choreography Award (2005); Journal Culture Awards: Artist of The Year (2008), ‘Performance of the Year’ for Rapunzel (2012). In 2014 Liv was awarded an MBE for Services to Dance. Snow White received Highly Commended in the Family Arts Festival Awards Family Events category. Liv also takes commissions independently from balletLORENT, and has worked with Scottish Dance Theatre, Northern Stage, BalletBoyz, National Youth Music Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Singapore Dance Theatre.