Working with Danskompaniet Spinn (SE), tanzfähig (DE), BewegGrund (CH), Oriente Occidente Dance Festival (IT) and the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (HR) came together as a partnership to deliver the 2- year ‘Moving Beyond Inclusion’ project. It aimed to firmly address the fact that the mainstream dance sector is far from truly representing the diversity of society at large; that opportunities for disabled artists to develop and present their work, and for diverse artists to work together, remain appallingly limited.
In response to these issues, Moving Beyond Inclusion aimed to:
1) Raise the level of training and ambition for i) disabled dancers and those working inclusively; ii) for choreographers wishing to expand and develop their own practice; iii) for the partners’ internal teams in terms of selling and showcasing the work
2) Increase the quality of artistic output, through exclusive choreographic research periods with a range of choreographers and subsequent productions
3) Grow networks and performance opportunities, showcasing the best of inclusive practice to ever-growing audiences, thereby shifting perceptions of what inclusive dance practice can be.
Moving Beyond Inclusion provided a groundbreaking continuum from professional training to performance to audiences. The results of the project should resound long beyond the life of the 2-year programme (July 2016 to June 2018).
Funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.