Islington based Candoco Dance Company, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, is linking up with leading arts organisations and Platform’s six Young Creative Producers to encourage local young people to get creative. Flipside is a combined arts project for young people aged 13-19 (up to 25 for disabled young people), running every Thursday from January 2014 through to Easter 2014.
Following on from the success of last year’s cross arts youth project, aptly named Occupy – This year’s chosen title is Flipside 'the creation of your imagination’. Through exploration and ideas of what Flipside means to them, the artists, Young Creative Producers and participating young people will determine both the approach and creative outcomes for the project. This year promises to be ‘not like anything you have ever seen before’ and if last year’s community sharing of ‘secret meetings’ of mysterious moustached characters and balls of wool being hung from every bannister in the building is anything to go by, you won’t be disappointed! “I love the Occupy project because it really is nothing like I’ve seen before, it taught me that an artistic process never goes in a straight line and you can create amazing dances from
dust!” – Emma Townsend (18), Young Creative Producer.