A Day of Dance

Past event Saturday 3 September 2022
  • Date

    Saturday 3 Sep 2022

  • Time

  • Free

    This event is drop-in

Dance, music, performance, and joy!

Join us to celebrate the last weekend of our current exhibition, Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer with a A Day Of Dance. This fabulous day of events is the culmination of community project Because We’re Curious created by former Michael Clark Company dancer, Matthew Hawkins and co-delivered with Dawn Hartley, encompassing public drop-in workshops, performances by local dance groups and live music. Spaces to all elements of the day are limited, so get your dancing shoes on!

10.30 – 11.30 - Curious Ceilidh Workshop
All are welcome to join this unique, dance workshop, led by Matthew and Dawn, in the upper foyer (also accessible by lift). Open to all – no previous dance experience necessary!
Please advise if you have access needs that you would like Matthew and Dawn to be aware of in advance at

11.30 – 12.00 - Now; Dancers At Work
Observe live dance being created as Dawn works with Glasgow-based Indepen-dance's Young 1'z and Dundee's own Urban Moves in the upper foyer.

12.00 – 13.00 - Designing Michael Clark
Join us for a discussion with some of Michael Clark’s most trusted collaborators as they explore his holistic and cross disciplinary approach to design. For more information on booking your free ticket to Designing Michael Clark, click here.

13.15 – 13.45 - Here Now
See the museum being taken over with performances by Urban Moves and Indepen-dance Young 1’z.

14.00 – 14.40 - Curious Ceilidh with Shooglenifty
In the tradition of the ceilidh, everyone's welcome! Come along and join in to experience the uniquely curious joy of moving and performing together to live music.

14:00 - 17:00 - Drop in Screening
Take a seat in the Juniper auditorium to watch film footage from across the Because We're Curious project.

Dancer and choreographer, Matthew Hawkins, joined the Royal Ballet School aged 10 and later joined the Royal Ballet. Matthew then chose a freelance career, performing with a range of exciting contemporary choreographers in addition to developing his own shows and an extensive teaching practice.

Dawn Hartley trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been a prolific dancer, choreographer and teacher throughout her career, with a specific interest in growing participation and access to dance activity for everyone.

You can find out more about Because We’re Curious here.

Image: Aiesha Duncan. Students from Dundee and Angus College performing in ‘Because We’re Curious’ devised by Matthew Hawkins, working in collaboration with Dawn Hartley and V&A Dundee, 2022

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