everyBODY dance invites groups of young people with and without disabilities to join them in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside to participate in this unique and innovative arts project.
We've tried it out in 2013 with our pilot project for children at our local special and primary schools. We know that it works...
"It was wonderful! Well done on being constantly upside down! :)""ONE WORD – SUPERB""Can't believe the children sat still for so long""It was very good. I understand the bees""It feels like I'm a butterfly""Loved flying, it was funny going upside down""Brilliant story telling with flying, the words really helped draw me into the story and I believed the dancers"
Now we are ready to take Lovely Bugs a step further: to bring more groups together and to develop the taking part bits.
Lovely Bugs tells the story of dangerously different bugs on a quest. What emerges is a tale of friendship and understanding. Led by an inclusive company of disabled and non-disabled artists, the performance is set on the company’s spectacular 6m high dome rig and giant spider’s web with a sound score by that incorporates narrative and rhyme.
Lovely Bugs is interactive and playful, with hand/foot/body propelled mechanisms to help make the rain fall on Incy and to get Bee to deliver Ladybird’s shopping!
We have applied for funding from Arts Council England (they funded our pilot project) and we're really pleased to have the support of The Whitbourne Estate, Longlands Care Farm and Dancefest.
This crowd funding will enable us to do several extra things:Purchase 2 new full-body harnesses for the workshopsPay a support-worker for the whole project, making the experience better for everybodyHire another accessible loo so the queues will be shorter!