Dancers from Dancing Strong performing at Bristol Museum

Ila Project - Dancing Strong

Case Studies

DancingStrong Movement Lab’s Ila project  connected three primary schools to their local museums in Bristol (UK), London (UK), and Flint (USA). Students, classrooms and communities in these areas explored artworks and artefacts with each other through exploration of their local museums. The project involved all participants in the creative process of making dance-performance, linking to the curriculum, and exploration of different collections in the museums. The ILA project resulted in the creation of DancingStrong Movement Lab’s interactive-performance work Found. Found was then performed at the three museums for the wider community and later toured to museums and community centres across southern England.

Creative Team

DancingStrong Movement Lab – for Ila project, the making of ‘Found’

DSML Co-Artistic Directors – Adesola Akinleye & Helen Kindred

Choreographer & Director for this project – Adesola Akinleye

Composer and Musician – Jake Alexander

Dance Artists – Adesola Akinleye, Yaa Appiaj-Badu, Laila Diallo, Harry Fulleylove, Irisz Galuska, Maga Judd,

Costume Designer – Kate McStraw

Film and Documentation – Anton Califano, Agnieszka Dilata, Emily O’Boyle, Sharon Joy Treharne, Mark Simmons

Producer – Katy Noakes

Ila Dance Project

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