Did you know there are more than 11 million disabled people in the UK? People Dancing supports and celebrates ALL those who dance, want to dance or engage in dance and 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 campaign’s 11 Million Reasons photography exhibition and short film programme. The exhibition is currently touring the UK and overseas with Sean Goldthorpe’s commissioned images of iconic dance moments from film, all reimagined by Deaf, sight impaired and disabled dancers.
Project partners include Doncaster Community Arts, Tin Arts, ArtsNK, The Brindley/Halton Borough Council and Coventry Performing Arts Service. They are all collaborating with local venues, dance artists, education establishments and cultural agencies to create an exciting programme of dance development and touring to new audiences in six locations: Coventry, Doncaster, Durham, Spalding in Lincolnshire, Middlesbrough and Runcorn, Cheshire. Coventry University will lead on evaluation of the programme.