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Focus on: social inclusion and performance for young people
Recent announcements by the government in both the educational and cultural sectors have articulated the centrality of creativity to the nation's future, and also that artists and the wider cultural sector are crucial in delivering on this agenda.

This is a welcome development from a government that has appeared to be obsessed with targets and in its sound bites generated a narrow set of choices for artists around being for or against 'arts for arts sake' or 'arts for social purpose', a false dichotomy in my view.

This issue of Animated considers the purposes of dance, the roles dance artists and practitioners might play and what impacts dance might have in two aspects of our work - social inclusion and performance for children and young people.

The first section of the magazine is an interim report on the Dance Included... Read more
In this issue
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The focus: social inclusion
The Water Project
Chris Thomson illuminates the relationships, partnerships and the practices being developed through the Water Project
Physical justice
Learning to 'think big': Alex Kenyon reports on developing the programme for young offenders in East London
Dance Included: Why did we do it - how did we do it?
Lauren Scholey tells us about Arts Council England's research project into dance and social exclusion
Holding the balance
Motionhouse on the inside at HM Prison Dovegate, a maximum-security prison in Staffordshire. Here, Kevin Finnan shares some of the background to the project
Time to dance
Lois Taylor on attik dance working with older people in Plymouth
Time to reflect
Gerri Moriarty outlines self evaluation and reflective practice for those organisations taking part in Dance Included
Performance for young people
Line of enquiry and visions
Co-artistic directors of Australian based interdisciplinary performance company IGNEOUS, James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks, describe their five week residency in Nottingham
No right or wrong
Being open to new ideas and ways of working, making space for the conventional and the unconventional: Jane Greenfield talks about changing the face of work for children
Reading physical writing
Jasmine Fitter on Random Dance creating abstract dance performance for children
Working with issues
Deborah Barnard outlines the development of Zygote, the current Ludus Dance show about teenage pregnancy
Hip hopstory
Kwesi Johnson, of Kompany Malakhi tells us about their new touring work for teenagers and adults