Emma Bouch leading a dance & disability session

artsNK Community Dance Artist gains a place on a prestigious professional development programme

17th March 2017

We are delighted that Emma Bouch one of our Community Dance Artists has gained a place on a prestigious national professional development programme.

Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures Overture programme provides an opportunity to emerging dance practitioners working in communities across England to participate in four residential weekends to develop their practices.

Over a dozen artists from across the country will participate in the programme, with residential weekends taking during 2017 and 2018.

Project leader and New Adventures & Re:Bourne Resident Artist Kerry Biggin says,

“The programme is built around sessions to develop their practice, encourage thinking, evaluation and skill share, build networks and importantly refresh and inspire.”

Emma Bouch works for artsNK as a Community Dance Artist; she delivers dance to a wide range of ages and abilities within North Kesteven and Lincolnshire. This ranges from leading artsNK’s contemporary youth dance company kNacKer’d to being the lead artist on artsNK’s inclusive dance  programme

Emma began her professional training in contemporary dance at the University of Lincoln where she gained a BA Hons degree in dance, and later went on to do her MA in dance performance and choreography at the University of Bedfordshire. Emma also works for County Youth Arts in Nottinghamshire as a dance tutor with the inclusive dance groups. She is very passionate about Inclusive dance which champions the artistic abilities of dancers with disabilities.

Emma commented:

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures: 2018 Overture national programme. As well as  giving me the chance to develop my artistic skills it will allow me to network with other dance artists.  I cannot wait to represent Lincolnshire and artsNK to share my experience and passion of community dance.” 

 We look forward to hearing about her experiences!

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