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Case Studies

Explore a range of dance and heritage projects from across the UK.

A musician stands, playing a violin, while two dancers wearing brightly coloured tops play with a large piece of yellow chiffon fabric.

Ila Project – Dancing Strong

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…

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Bethan Peters – Royal Museums Greenwich

Between April 2015 and June 2016 I was invited to be the first choreographer in residence at Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG), which includes four iconic London sites: the National Maritime…

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Black Victorians – choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Black Victorians is a dance performance inspired by the discovery of hundreds of portraits of black people in England during the Victorian era. These images were deliberately airbrushed from…

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A group of dancers of all ages stand to attention, saluting with their right hands at their brows. They are part of a performance at an Imperial War Museum, and are dancing in front of planes in the exhibition.

New Adventures – Cinderella: A Museum Adventure

Cinderella: A Museum Adventure was an exciting collaborative project with the Imperial War Museum to coincide with the UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. As a creative response to Cinderella, a thrilling and evocative…

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Four Corali dancers dressed in white, green, pink and yellow perform in the galleries at Tate Britain. They hold still positions, as if caught in the postures of one of the Tate paintings. They are contrasted with their background, which is in black and white.

Dancing to Art – Corali Dance Company at Tate Britain

Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability, have worked with Tate since 1998 and are experts in creatively taking up space in the galleries. Most…

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Two dancers wearing white long sleeved tops and a bright yellow skirt with a black pattern dance in the middle of an art gallery, surrounded by an audience of people on all sides.

The Elsewhen Series – Theo Clinkard and Leah Marojević

Modern day romantics, period dramas, projecting the present, practicing elsewhere and elsewhen, a series of daydreams and escapisms into alternatives via nature and her animals Across five duet…

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3 dancers twist, reach and check the space around them nervously, their images overlaid over an impression of a historic house in darkness

It begins in darkness – Seke Chimutengwende

It begins in darkness is a dance full of ghosts. In this stark, stripped back performance, five dancers move through a series of mysterious and experimental rites of passage,…

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Image by Alice Underwood; image description: a person wearing a blue cap and blue and red jacket holds up an iPad in front of their face, which displays more information about the Leytonstone street through which he's walking.

Leytonstone TrailblazARs – Move and Code

A creative digital adventure that brings to life the history of Leytonstone High Road, through the eyes of young local residents. Participants could get to know this corner of…

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An image of dancers performing on board LV21, a light vessel ship transformed into an arts venue

The Great Thames Disaster – Daisy Farris Dance Collective

On the evening of the 3rd September 1878, The Princess Alice paddle steamer was returning to London, loaded with tired yet jovial passengers who had enjoyed a day…

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Dancer Noora Kela from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance performing alongside small sculptures of dancers by artist Auguste Rodin

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance – études

In Autumn 2016, Shobana Jeyasingh created études, an eight-minute contemporary dance piece responding to The Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition Rodin and Dance: The Essence of Movement. The exhibition explored Rodin’s fascination with dance and bodies…

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