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11 Million Reasons to Dance

Why 11 Million Reasons to Dance?

People Dancing supports and celebrates ALL those who dance, want to dance or engage in dance.
That’s why we and a family of arts partners across the Midlands and North of England, supported by Unlimited Impact and Arts Council England (under its strategic touring programme), have come together to create 11 Million Reasons to Dance.
 
The project was inspired by the 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition and short film programme, launched in 2014. The exhibition is currently touring the UK and overseas, featuring Sean Goldthorpe’s commissioned images of iconic dance moments from film, all reimagined by Deaf, sight impaired and disabled dancers. 

Sean Goldthorpe’s stylishly composed, challenging and fun images have captured the interest of people across the globe, challenging perceptions of how creative work by Deaf and disabled people is presented, supported and appreciated. 

This website will be updated with news on all aspects of the 11 Million Reasons to Dance initiative but you can also follow its progress on our social media channels: 

Twitter - @PeopleDancingUK and @11MillReasons #11MillionReasons
Facebook - @communitydance 
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Step up 2 reimagined: commissioned by People Dancing, photography Sean Goldthorpe

Photography exhibition tour

People Dancing, with support from Unlimited Impact and Arts Council England, created the 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition in 2014. Its vision was to positively profile Deaf and disabled people who dance.

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Strategic touring programme

The 11 Million Reasons to Dance strategic touring programme is taking an integrated offer of performance, participation, development and training opportunities to six locations across the Midlands and North of England, all aimed at engaging Deaf and disabled people in areas of low engagement with the arts.


Photo gallery

20 powerful, emotive, and humorous images - many with a subtle but relevant message - Deaf and disabled people are centre stage, re-imagining iconic roles from well-known and loved films from a diversity of genres. 

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Behind the scenes

Take a look behind the scenes, play our short film and download resources.


Take a look behind the scenes >>