Where: MMaP Gallery, St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre
When: 10am – 4pm
An Unconference is an entirely participant-driven opportunity for discussion, learning, networking, and community building. Rather than dictating a list of topics or inviting only notable experts to speak, this is a chance for the participants (that means you!) to set the agenda for the day.
What have you been dying to share with other dancers and enthusiasts? What do you think the dance community in Newfoundland and Labrador needs? What is great about our dance community? What have you learned that has helped you in your dance life? What was your most memorable dance moment? What “a-ha!” moments have you had? Who or what inspires you the most in your dance life? What do you want to learn?
There will be a blank schedule at the beginning of the day. All you have to do is sign yourself up with a topic, and work your magic when your time comes around. You can arrive with something specific in mind, or lead an open discussion with the audience. If you don’t want to present anything yourself, you can suggest a topic for someone else or you can even get up during your time and ask the audience about something you’re curious about. Since this is a dance event, maybe you’d like to lead a routine?
The sky is the limit. Pick the topic, give the presentation, lead the discussion, ask the questions, teach us the skills, and make this event happen. Challenging, creative, provocative, spontaneous, and authentic presentations are encouraged just as much as thoroughly-prepared presentations. If you get inspired to do a presentation in the middle of the day of the Unconference and slots are available, just do it! The event is casual and organic by design. Picture community-driven, low-pressure TedX-style talks.
Your personal wisdom and experiences are valuable and sought-after. It doesn’t matter if you’re a PhD in dance, a teacher, a student, a casual dancer, or have never danced a step in your life.
This is a great event for meeting other people interested in dancing in all its iterations, exploring and exchanging ideas, being heard, and having a grand time! See you there!