130 people joined us on July 9th to view the finale of collaborative dance project: ‘Moving Into Colour’
Set around the Margate gallery and seafront, over 20 adults with learning disabilities from East Kent Mencap worked with Kent dance company Confidance to explore movement and art as part of the Summer of Colour.
A short film was unveiled to local councillors, Mayor of Margate, and gallery goers, revealing the 10-week process and inviting them to try out moves themselves in a mini-workshop led by Confidance instructors.
‘I wanted more!’ -J. Shortes
‘Love, love, love it! – E. Harris
‘Wonderful’ – C. Deacon
‘Awesome; absolutely brilliant!’ – J. Whitaker
‘To see them doing this just blows your mind!’ – K.Barker
‘Inspirational!’ – A. Stuart
Jo Frater, Artistic Director for Confidance said: ‘We set a series of creative tasks for dancers, photographers and artists at EKM, creating their own unique movement responses forming the choreography. Participants have ownership of their project and can now celebrate its success!’
Strictly star: Craig Revel Horwood was lucky enough to meet dancer Lee Harrison when he visited the project:
‘He said we did a fab job, and signed our comments book, giving us 10/10!’
Part funded by Mencap’s Gateway Beacon project– our dancers regularly attend our Monday night club; must be where they get their moves!