EVOLVE Glasgow 2017

EVOLVE returns to Glasgow this September in partnership with DCD Contributing Company, Scottish Ballet, with The Work Room and Dance House Glasgow. Find out more about what happens at EVOLVE here

Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017 (one to one consultations and coaching sessions available Friday 1st September)

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Venue: Scottish Ballet, Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Facilitated by: Jo Wright, DCD Coach

Price: Early bird: £30 until 18th August, Full price: £35 - includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Please contact us on 020 7831 1449 or ellen@thedcd.org.uk if cost is a barrier to you attending. Limited subsidised places are available.

This programme is kindly supported by the Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund.

This is the second time EVOLVE comes to Glasgow - watch what happened last time we were there!

DCD EVOLVE Glasgow 2015 by Lewis Landini from Dancers' Career Development on Vimeo.

Our speakers

Tanya Richam-Odoi

After graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2002, Tanya joined Phoenix Dance Theatre, as an apprentice, and became a full company member in 2003. Following appearances in ‘Planted Seeds’, and ‘04’, she was nominated by the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards, in the category of 'Outstanding Female Performer (Modern), 2004.

Since 2007, she has worked as a freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer, across all different art forms including - DV8 Physical Theatre, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, Errol White Dance, Still House, TV extra work, The Brit Awards, The Opera Show, The Wiz, Theatre Rites’ Mojo and with devising material for West End shows.

With DCD's support, Tanya has retrained as a Craniosacral Therapist and runs her own business, The Aya Practice.

Read Tanya's Transition Tale here.

Mark Kimmett

"To go back to my first company, Scottish Balle,t will be a great opportunity get a full spectrum of the journey I have made and to support other dancers in there own transitions and longings for the future. I myself have experienced EVOLVE workshops and there is an immense power in gathering artists together to share their knowledge and experience."

Mark Kimmett is a London based dancer and teacher who trained at the Royal Ballet School and Dance School of Scotland. Upon graduation he joined Scottish Ballet where he spent 10 years performing. During his time there he danced in works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Trisha Brown, Ashley Page, Krzysztof Pastor, Peter Darrell and more.

On leaving Scottish Ballet Mark spent six years with Rambert in London, where he enjoyed an exciting and varied repertory by choreographers such as Christopher Bruce, Javier de Frutos, Itzik Galili and Merce Cunningham. He has also worked closely with German choreographer Johannes Weiland who works theatrically with movement and text.

Since leaving Rambert Mark continues to perform and teach and he is currently studying to be a Person Centred Therapist with support from DCD. Mark’s interests in teaching and therapy are closely linked: His aim with his teaching, besides the technical elements, is to encourage individuals to express themselves in their own unique way in a fun and safe environment, enabling people to be more in tune with their bodies and facilitating open communication through body and mind.