Save the Date! Dance Improvisation: the estranged cousin | Sally Doughty (UK) | Saturday 12 March

Dance Improvisation – the estranged cousin
Hosted by Sally Doughty (UK)

Saturday 12 March 11AM – 7PM
Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA

Dance improvisation is an established and commonly used practice for generating movement material in rehearsal and performance. It is also considered to be a ‘dirty word’ in certain circles.

This one-day symposium of provocations and performances is aimed at artists, academics and producers. It will address a range of issues concerning the status and perception of contemporary dance improvisation, including the reluctance to programme within mid-scale venues and risky aspects of improvised work, from the perspectives of artist and producer. The day includes a keynote presentation from American scholar and dance artist Kent De Spain, contributions by Sally Doughty and Vida Midgelow, and offers an open space for dialogue and sharing.

Tickets for this event are FREE but booking, when open, will be essential. Keep an eye on the Dance4 website to see when you can book tickets for the event. You can register your interest by emailing

Suitable for 18+

Presented by Dance4 in partnership with Sally Doughty. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England with support from De Montfort University.