December 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Open Source Arts
Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1JL

With high hopes and open minds, we invite you to join us for a very special opportunity to help shape and design the Open Source Arts training and workshops offer for professional dancers for the 2019 year.

in 2017/2018 we had a fantastic year of Thursday training sessions for professional dancers, and thank you to all the special individuals who participated and taught the sessions each and every Thursday – without you it would have been but an empty space full of potential, rather than a space having it’s potential explored in such a joyous and fun way.

With the 2019 year we want to give control of the programme to our community, and gather the collective intelligence of you all so we can co-design a programme which really speaks to you, works for you and compliments all the other training offers in Leeds, rather than competing with them. To do this, we will be hosting a design session, and the invitation if heartfelt and simple –

Please join us for brunch after Anna Cabre’s Dance Open Training class on Friday 14th December at 11.30am

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**We will have the free food and drinks ready for when you finish her class** (You can join the design session even if you have not participated in Anna’s class.)
If you can’t make the brunch, then please join us for dinner, at 6pm Friday 14th December.

We will eat together, then move into a facilitated discussion about what could work best for the dance community in Leeds to compliment the opportunities already on offer, and we will gather all the knowledge which we can find together and try to make sense of it in this opening meeting of the professional dance community to harness the intelligence and opinion of this strong community and begin crafting the programme which will really serve you all in 2019.

The invitation is clear and the intention is strong, we want to make this year one to be remembered and to serve you – so please leave a comment in the event, or email info@opensourcearts.co.uk so we know how much to make for brunch and dinner and how many will be joining us to help design the future of the dance programme at Open Source Arts – it’s going to be an exciting year for dance and performance here and this is a prime opportunity to be part of shaping it!

You do not have to do any prior preparation before the meeting, but please think about what you care about, what you need and what would make all the difference and bring join us with an open mind and readiness to share so we can bring everybody’s expertise into one space and really design something which will serve you.

With BIG love and respect – PLEASE JOIN US on Friday 14th December at 11.30am for free brunch followed directly by the design session. Finished by 1.30pm!
OR… PLEASE JOIN US on Friday 14th December at 6pm for free dinner followed directly by the design session. Finished by 8pm!

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