Conference 2018

Resources from the Partnership of Equals 2018 Conference.
These resources are free and, if credited to The Mulberry Schools Foundation, can be used to replicate this gender equality education programme. There are briefing notes for replicating the conference either in sections or as a ‘drop down day’ and links to the live streamed performances and panel discussions, as well as links to any interactive content.

Conference videos

Below are videos from the Partnership of Equals Conference 2018

Partnership of Equals Conference 2018: Part 1

Partnership of Equals Conference 2018: Part 2

Partnership of Equals Conference 2018: Open Rehearsal


Select resources from the list below to view and download

Dance videos

Below are clips of dance from a range of styles and traditions. How are women and men presented differently in each one? Make notes as you watch each one. Which dances represent a ‘Partnership of Equals’? What are the reasons for your views?

The Female Lead

The Female Lead is a non-profit organisation founded by pioneer Edwina Dunn, highlighting the breadth of female achievement and inspiring future generations.  Edwina gives a keynote speech at the Partnership of Equals conference and leads us in a social media campaign to spread the word.

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Photography: Brigitte Lacombe

Led by Edwina Dunn, students post one of the inspirational Female Lead images above on social media, noting their thoughts and reflections of the day. #partnershipofequals

Images also available here: Ava Duvernay, Jude Kelly, Michaela DePrince, Nimco Ali, Roya Mahboob, Yeonmi Park

1. Pas de Deux from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed after Lev Ivanov (choreography originally created in 1895). End at 2:00.

4. Swag Se Swagat from Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). End at 1:04.

7. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time (1936). End at 1:30.

10. Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent (2017). End at 1:58.

13. Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Wayne Eagling. End at 13:10.

2. Extract  from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Matthew Bourne (choreography originally created in 1995). End at 1:35.

5. Ballet Flamenco Andalucia (2017). End at 3:51.

8. Pan’s People on Top of the Pops (1973). End at 1:13.

11. Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines in White Nights (1985). End at 2:38.

3. Kimberly Walsh and Pasha Kovalev waltz on Strictly Come Dancing (2012). End at 0:47.

6. Amy Yakima and Travis Wall on So You Think You Can Dance? (2013). End at 2:40.

9. Single Ladies by Beyoncé (2008). End at 0:40.

12. Material Men redux, choreographed by Shobana Jeyasingh (2016). End at 1:25.

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