So what does 11 Million Reasons to Dance have to offer?
- The 11 Million Reasons to Dance photography exhibition inspired by iconic dance moments from film, reimagined by Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people who dance
- A People Dancing Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people short film programme
- An interactive ‘dance booth’ to capture the public’s imagination and experience of the exhibition and give them an opportunity to create their own 11 Million Reasons to Dance image
- A community engagement/audience development programme, including performances by local participants, as well as performance work by professional Deaf, sight impaired and disabled artists and companies
- An Associate Artist’s Residency to help develop venue relationships with Deaf, sight impaired and disabled artists
- A training and development programme for venues and cultural agencies, based on accessibility and engagement with Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people - as audiences, artists and participants. Presented in partnership with Shape Arts, Unlimited and Stopgap Dance Co.
- Professional training and resources for leaders delivering participation work, led by Kate Marsh and Welly O’Brien
- Promotional films, a digital photography exhibition and resources to share information and good practice.
Coventry University will be leading a robust evaluation report on the programme to help future arts provision that is aimed at, and created by, Deaf, sight impaired and disabled people, thereby supporting the legacy for touring and participation.