Far Flung Dance Theatre C.I.C. is an integrated dance company based in Plymouth, working with people from all walks of life, this includes disabled and non disabled people as well as people with invisable long term health conditions (LTHC).
SpinDrift is a collective of local dance artists, teachers and dance enthusiasts that facilitate creative and performance opportunities in Devon and Cornwall. SpinDrift believes; we are stronger together and we learn, create and innovate alongside schools, communities and choreographers to bring education and current dance practice together.
We are very excited to be working together for the first time to fully integrate and share our practices and experiences together.
Project - This is a co-construction dance project that will conclude as a promenade site specific performance around Pinetum Gardens in St Austell, Cornwall and Plymouth. 'The Soul Bird' engages one primary school, two secondary schools and Cornwall College, as well as professional disabled and non disabled performers and intergenerational Community groups. The groups will come together for rehearsal intensives to co-create inclusive reportoire, as well as creative writing, crafts, set design and costume workshops. Photographers will work with dancers on a spin off project 'Delicately Placed' to create images to exhibit at all of the events.
The money raised will be used to support the running of the project, and will nurture the development of our artists, schools and community groups. This will be divided in four ways;
1) A Travel Fund- to contribute to the cost of travel for participants to and from rehearsals and performances.
2) A Costume, Prop & Set Fund - to purchase materials to make costumes and props and build the outdoor set for the performances.
3) A Workshop Fund- to help towards the cost of organising and delivering creative arts workshops, which will all feed into the success of the project.
4) A Film & Photography Fund- to pay for a photographer and film maker to document the rehearsal process and the performances. The film and photography we capture will give us the opporrunity to present the work at film festivals, and events, allowing the project to live on. The film will increase the visibility of our native talent both locally and nationally and internationally.