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A solo dancer moves away from a series of pictures hung in a gallery, extending his arm as he does so, tilted back in his wheelchair as he catches the movement. He wears a pale shirt and white trousers contrasting with the deep red of the gallery behind.
Opportunities

Launching the Surrey Dance 21 'Adapting to Place' programme

A programme of free events taking place online and in person throughout September 2021, aimed at providing opportunities for dance/movement professionals and those working in cultural, heritage, arts, community, education, health and wellbeing settings to hear inspiring stories and test out new ways of working together.

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Two dancers perform in Black Victorians, a dance history piece by choreographer Jeanefer Jean Charles
Case Studies

Black Victorians - choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Black Victorians is an engaging and curious dance performance by Jeanefer Jean-Charles that highlights and celebrates the diverse black presences in 19th and early 20th Century Britain.

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Three dancers perform a dance piece called The Imagination Museum by Southampton waterfront
News

Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 to set sail again this summer!

This July, Made by Katie Green’s Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project will restart following its temporary halt in 2020 through a programme of creativity with children, young people and families in Hampshire, Dorset and Plymouth.

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Image of young dancer at Watford Museum
Case Studies

Museums in Motion - Royston, Stevenage and Watford Museums

Museums in Motion was a series of community dance and technology participation projects working with three groups of young people aged 4 – 18 years old and their families. Each museum had a three-day creative process resulting in an audio-visual installation at the museum for 8 weeks that was also available online.

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A picture of dancer Jen Ward from Born and Bred Dance Theatre collaborating with school children
Consortium News

What might a strong collaborative process look like which supports innovative, engaging artistic interpretation of museum artefacts?

Participants at our October 2020 Imagination Museum consortium event suggested some of the practical steps dance and heritage organisations could take to support a ‘strong collaborative process’.

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Young dancers performing in The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 in Retford in November 2019
Consortium News

What are the challenges faced by dancers and museums in trying to work collaboratively?

A review of our Imagination Museum Consortium discussion in October 2020, outlining some key challenges for dance and heritage organisations wishing to collaborate.