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A new inclusive dance project at the Bluecoat is teaming up with local artists to put on a special performance

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By The Guide Liverpool

A new inclusive dance project at the Bluecoat is teaming up with local artists to put on a special performance
Credit: The Bluecoat

Audiences are invited to experience a playful approach to new dance in a special afternoon of performance by Blue Room Moves, the Bluecoat’s new inclusive dance project supporting learning disabled and neurodivergent adults who are interested in dance, movement and performance.

The project builds upon Blue Room, the Bluecoat’s long running inclusive arts programme.

With support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Bluecoat is establishing a new regular programme of inclusive dance. Supported by a dedicated team of dance practitioners and associated artists, Blue Room Moves members have regular access to a dance studio at the Bluecoat, along with mentoring and opportunities to develop new work for performance.

The Bluecoat
Credit: The Bluecoat

This will be the group’s first event sharing work made in collaboration with local dance and film artists.

Blue Room Moves #1 will comprise of three new pieces:

The Sky’s the Limit

Blue Room Moves artist Tony Carroll has been working with local dance artist Helen Cherry and digital artist Noel Jones.

Carroll was interested in exploring dance for the camera. The team has been playing with different technologies and dancing in unusual spaces. This new work is an experiment using a 360 camera to project film alongside the artists performing live.

The Bluecoat
Credit: The Bluecoat

Arrangement

Diana Disley will perform with dance artists from Liverpool Improvisation Collective including Paula Hampson, Mary Prestidge and Andrea Buckley. They will be joined by Blue Room Moves Facilitator Vicci Riley.

Disley has been developing her movement by using a range of materials; photographs, objects and sounds to inspire new ways of moving. The artists will explore ways to be present, relate and create in the moment through playful improvisation.

Elvis in Blue

Elvis in Blue is a new performance-in-development by members of the Blue Room Moves group and guest artist Will Dickie.

Over 6 sessions the group have been learning to create together, and they like Elvis, so he’s here too. Be part of a live, joyful space where the group will share creative movement explorations with an audience for the first time.

Blue Room Moves is an ongoing project and is looking for new members. If you would like to find out more about becoming part of the project please get in touch at blueroom@thebluecoat.org.uk.

Tickets for the performance are available to book here on a free or “pay what you can” basis.

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