Working in Lockdown

Our Learning and Participation artists have shown a huge amount of dedication, flexibility and kindness in supporting us to continue taking dance to our communities, even during these unprecedented times. 

We can’t thank you enough – Anusha SubramanyamArchita KumarEmiko IshiiGeorgia CornwellHiten MistryJesal PatelPriyanka Chauhan and Sophie Holland!

We commissioned the artists to develop and produce bespoke digital dance activities for their individual Dance Well groups, as well as devising professional development opportunities for them to enhance both their practice and the programme itself. Through a combination of creating, reading, discussing, planning and online learning, we’ve tried to ensure that when our classes start again, in whatever the ‘new normal’ looks like, we’re ready to inspire even more older people to Dance Well.

Some of the artists have shared their experiences of working differently during lockdown with us. Read their reflections in the Lockdown Blog posts below.

If these blogs have piqued your interest, then you can learn more about…

… our Dance Well programme
… ​the Dance Well digital resources
… The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel van der Kolk
… the UCL Future Learn Dementia and The Arts online course

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