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Born and Bred Dance Theatre dancer working with primary school children in Saddleworth

Born and Bred Dance Theatre - Dancestry Project

Case Studies

Dancestry was a unique collaboration between Born and Bred Dance Theatre and Saddleworth Museum that used dance to learn about and explore the local history of Saddleworth. We worked with five schools over three months to create dance works with a heritage focus to be performed at Uppermill Civic Hall. Each participating school did their own research for the dance works by visiting Saddleworth Museum and going on a ‘history hike’ around our local landscape. Dance photographer Nicola Selby documented the project with her beautiful photographs, which were displayed in the Saddleworths Museum's gallery.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information about the project please visit Born and Bred Dance Theatre's History Pin Profile.

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Young dancer performing in Born and Bred Dance Theatre's Dancestry Project
Photographs by Nicola Selby
Young dancer performing in Born and Bred Dance Theatre's Dancestry Project

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