CADA Cafés— ‘Why We Dance’

In early 2013, CADA/BC held an inquiry into the future of dance & the role of CADA/BC

There were 3 ways to participate in CADA Cafés: In Person, on our Website & on Twitter.

Please see further details, including the topics, below:

Café 1: What does it mean to be a professional dance artist in the 21st Century?

In Person | On Fri, Feb 1, 1—3pm @ Heritage Hall, Board Room we held an face to face meeting. Documentation for which can be viewed on Facebook or on the Café 1 page.

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, Members posted on the Café 1 page on our website & commented on the discussion

Twitter Chat | On Sun, Feb 17 from 3—4pm we held a Twitter Chat, with the hashtag #CADACafe

Café 2: Training & Maintaining the Form—What Training is Important to Dance?

In Person | We did not hold an in person discussion for this topic

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, Members posted on the Café 2 page on our website & commented on the discussion

Twitter Chat | On Feb 13 from 5—6pm we held a Twitter chat, using the hashtag #CADACafe

Café 3: Why CADA/BC? What are the possibilities, necessities & values of professional dance?

In Person | We did not hold an in person discussion for this topic

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, Members posted on the Café 3 page of our website & commented on the discussion

Twitter Chat | On Mon, Jan 28 from 1-2pm we held a Twitter chat, using the hashtag #CADACafe

Why CADA Cafés?

Beginning with the premise that if CADA/BC understands what its Membership cares about, CADA/BC will be relevant…we want to hear what Members think about the role of the professional dance artist…especially as the landscape of dance, and the space dance exists within, changes.

CADA Cafés are sparked by many ideas that arose during the 2012 Member’s Unconference:

  • gather Members in a way that creates understanding across dance forms
  • share ideas about professional dance
  • generate strong connections between Members

As we lead into the 2013 Member’s Unconference, we want to bring everyone together to discuss the topics we hear about most…and to seed ideas and connections to take forward into our next Membership year and the 2013 Member’s Unconference.

Our second annual CADA/BC Member’s Unconference Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10am-5pm was a follow-up to this event.