Hedge- Investing in children

by The D Project in Darlington, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th July 2019 we successfully raised £100 with 1 supporters in 28 days

Hedge is our most ambitious and significant work to date. This project is about developing children's participation within the arts.

by The D Project in Darlington, England, United Kingdom


“Breathtaking… I really wish all children could be introduced to dance in this way.” Audience member

Who we are

The D project is a UK dance company based in the North East that works to engage and inspire young people. We have been working on HEDGE for over two years now, developing ideas and working in connection with schools to create a dance theatre production for age 4+. We are currently supported by Arts Council England, alongside continuing support from Dance City, The Witham, Art Centre Washington & Creative Darlington. 

The D Project reach a record of nearly 700 participants between the ages of 3-19yrs EVERY WEEK having access to an enriching program of classes and interactive workshops. 

With your help, that reach can become much more!

What are we doing?

Our ethos is to create a space that can capture and encourage the imagination of children, specifically those who may not normally have access to dance.

With this project we are engaging with primary schools and community groups across the region, nurturing the development of creativity in early years. We can advance many vital learning skills including elements of Motor Skills, Language Development and Communication, Decision Making, Visual Learning, and Cultural Awareness.

HEDGE is FUN , FRESH and EXCITING, drawing in children and adults alike to experience a performance with a difference. Welcome to a story about bravery, in a world that is ever changing; exploring the story of a hedgehog waking up from hibernation and everything is not as it once was.

Expect to get involved, get attached , and see the world through tiny eyes!

HEDGE combines the magic of dance and puppetry to create a playful, friendly atmospheric performance space for young ones, where they will be encouraged to explore their space and be taken on the hedgehogs story as it discovers how to be brave.  Families of all ages can enjoy this performance .


What do we need from you?

With your help we can deliver  outreach programme to schools and community groups aged 4+. 

We are at a vital stage in our project; investment in educational creativity is especially relevant right now and your donation will help. Our themes of resilience and the environment are crucial and in much demand to schools at this moment.

Your help will provide a launch pad for us to engage with many more children and young people in schools and community groups.

Our Outreach Programme: 

Play with scale through movement and dance, interacting with props and letting your
imagination run wild as we delve into a world where anything is possible!

 Explore all things BIG, grand and spectacular through movement! How can we make
ourselves large, how big can we make things collectively.

This fun workshop as part of our outreach programme will help build the confidence to be bigger in more ways than one.

Your help will make this possible!

Thank you,

The D Project Team

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