Invitation to participate in accessible dance workshops this Autumn
We are delighted to share this information on behalf of the Feathers dance project.
We are excited to announce a series of dance workshops this autumn as part of our ongoing project, Feathers, aimed at creating greater social and cultural inclusion for Blind and Visually Impaired (B/VI) artists and communities through the transformative power of dance. We would like to extend a warm invitation to your service users to participate in these workshops and connect with your organisations to explore potential collaboration for community engagement.
Feathers is an innovative dance project led by choreographer Sandrine Monin, that has received support from Arts Council England, the Genesis Foundation and Leeds Inspired. We aim to challenge perceptions and create an inclusive artistic experience that celebrates the talents and capabilities of all individuals, ensuring that our work truly resonates with and represents the blind and visually impaired community. Through workshops and creative sessions tailored for B/VI individuals, and with the support of innovative technology, we have created a space where B/VI individuals can safely explore movement, express themselves and connect with others in meaningful ways.
Previous Participants' Feedback:
We have already connected with B/VI communities in Leeds, Bradford, and London, where Feathers has been met with great enthusiasm and impact.
“You reminded me of my power and that I can do much more than I thought” (Seona, London participant)
“I feel so much better in my physical and mental self. So many emotions have come up, but I know I am stronger for all I have done, achieved and what I have not achieved were lessons also” (Sue, Leeds participant)
“This [dance workshop] should be prescribed to anyone who gets diagnosed with sight impairment”, “I’ve gained confidence, and body awareness and strength in my body” (Helen, Bradford participant)
“Being here is a big difference.” (Lydia, Bradford participant)
This Autumn, we have workshops taking place in Leeds and Bradford; however, we are keen to explore the potential to come and deliver workshops near you, with the aim to extend our provision. So far, our ongoing workshops are as follows.
Leeds dates: Sep 1st, Sep 15th, Oct 13th, Nov 3rd, Nov 17th, Dec 1st, Dec 15th
Bradford dates: Sept 29th, Oct 31st
Leeds: Yorkshire Dance - 3 St Peter’s Buildings St Peter’s Square Leeds LS9 8AH
Bradford: Kala Sangam Arts Centre - 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY
Accessibility: Our workshops are designed with the unique needs of B/VI participants in mind. We provide travel support and expenses, participants are met outside the venue and accompanied into the studio.
Get in touch: To register for our upcoming workshops or to learn more about Feathers, please contact us at: email@example.com or call us at: 07858895742. You can also find additional information at: https://www.sandrinemonin.com/feathers-1