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Helen Linsell

Bourne To Dance

Nov 11 2021 • 50 mins

In this week's episode of Bourne to Dance, host, Paul Smethurst is joined by Helen Linsell. Since completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance at Laban in 2001, Helen has worked extensively as a Community Dance Practitioner. Her roles have included Youth Dance Practitioner for South East National Dance Agency, Dance Development Officer for Crawley Borough Council and Education and Community Dance Practitioner for Laban. In 2007, Helen joined Dance United, working at The Academy in Bradford with young offenders and women in prison. She became Academy Director in 2008 and went on to become Artistic Director of Dance United Yorkshire in 2011, continuing to specialise in social inclusion. Helen has directed independent projects in South Africa, Namibia and Jamaica as well as teaching for organisations in Yorkshire including Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre.

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Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).

Helen's song to dance to was Jocelyn Brown’s ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ 1984 Unidisc Music INC.

Helen's dance choice was '7 Days in Entebbe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' from The Tractor's Revenge & Ohad Naharin, 2018 Lakeshore Records.

The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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