They'll be dancing in Durham!
The 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition rolled into Durham on 8 March, brought to the city’s Gala Theatre by TIN Arts, in partnership with Durham County Council and supported by County Durham Community Foundation, until 28 March.
Martin Wilson, Director of TIN Arts said, “11 Million Reasons to Dance is an important exhibition that questions all our perceptions of the capabilities or expectations of Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people who love to dance.”
Jo Cundall, Arts Programme Manager at Durham County Council, called Sean Goldthorpe’s images “remarkable…beautiful, engaging and celebratory”, adding: “They arrest you because you feel you know them so well, and then the differences make you stop and reconsider them.”
The exhibition has inspired Best Foot Forward
, an evening of dance and performing arts created and performed by artists with a learning disability from across the North East. The event, to be staged by the Gala Theatre on 28 March (7.30pm), will feature ‘The Gallery’, a feature-length, in-house production from TIN Arts.