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Focus on: Dance, Deaf and Disabled People

In this issue

Welcome to this, the Winter 2014 edition of Animated, which focuses on dance by, with and for Deaf and disabled people. Contributions reveal some of the current projects, thinking and conversations taking place. These include Sue Williams on including disabled people’s voices as part of, not separate to, the ‘dance sector’, and reflections on experiences of engaging with further/higher education. We also hear from Maggie Hampton of Disability Arts Cymru about the importance of supporting the professional development of disabled dance artists, plus we share the background and process to the making of the Foundation for Community Dance’s recent film Physically Being Me.

Elsewhere, we have a feature on Rosemary Lee’s latest project set in Derry-Londonderry, an informative article from our insurance partners Perkins Slade, plus a timely contribution from Daphne Cushnie about the positive impacts of dance for people living with neurodegenerative conditions.

For a round up of some of the great events and activities planned by the Foundation for Community Dance over the next few months, check out our update on pages 4-5. We hope to see many of you soon.

Rosie Frances Programme Coordinator
Chris Stenton Executive Director
Louise Wildish Producer
In this issue
Dance Ihayami and Fiona Hyslop, Commonwealth Ceilidh Launch. Photo: Rob McDougall
Now's the time to get Scotland dancing
Engaging with every dance teacher, group and venue in Scotland is an exciting and worthwhile task explains James Allenby, National Project Manager of Get Scotland Dancing
Participants, Dundee Woodland performance, Hansel & Gretel, and Me. Photo: Andrew Ross
Education is everywhere
Catherine Cassidy, Associate Director (Education), Scottish Ballet, sets out the importance of education and outreach in giving opportunities to engage in dance to everyone 
Fusional Fragments with Evelyn Glennie and MBC Dancers, Unlimited Commission. Photo: Irven Lewis
The dynamics of dance and disability
Sue Williams has worked in the arts and disability field for over two decades in a variety of roles and organisations. She currently juggles studying for a Masters in Illustration and working part-time as a Disability Services Co-ordinator. Here she considers diversity and disabled people’s voices as part of the dance sector

Candoco Dance Company, Choreographic Residency in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: © British Council Vienam
Finding your way
Following a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2013 dance artist Kate Marsh reflects on different perceptions of disability and dance in a place where the visibility of disabled people dancing is just beginning to emerge
Lovely Bugs, Jess Allen (Ladybird) and Eleni Edipidi (Bee). Photo: Dave Provis
Inclusivity at the heart of dance
Rose Beeston, Manager at Dancefest, talks about their inclusive project, Jigsaw, involving disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in devising, production and performance 
Leila Bebb, Disability Arts Cymru’s Unusual Stage School. Photo: Phil Cope
Just a dream?
We may struggle to answer prejudice with words, so let us do it through dance says 
Maggie Hampton, Strategic Director, Disability Arts Cymru, who asks us for a comprehensive approach to turning dodgy assumptions on their heads

Anna Bergstrom and Kimberley Harvey, Subtle Kraft Co. Photo: Roswitha Cheshire
Does education include?
Sarah Whatley, Professor of Dance and Director, Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, Mikey Brooks, learning disabled dancer and performer and Kimberley Harvey, freelance dancer, teacher and choreographer give three perspectives on the way in which the FE/HE sector is accessible for disabled people dancing
Kate Marsh, Physically Being Me film. Photo:
Physically Being Me
Louise Wildish, a Producer at the Foundation for Community Dance, reflects upon the creation of a film based around the positive journeys and thoughts of six disabled people working in dance
Without, Londonderry. Photo: Simon Alleyne
A gift to a city
Donald Hutera travels to Northern Ireland to experience Rosemary Lee’s latest work, the hauntingly beautiful seven-screen film installation of over 500 local people moving, dancing and gliding through the streets 
Flora and Mike Hartley, Dancing Recall participants. Photo: Emma Dickinson
Dancing Recall: Making Connections
By 2021 over a million people in the UK will be diagnosed with dementia. Daphne Cushnie, independent dance artist, reveals the positive impact delivering community dance has on people living with neurodegenerative conditions

FCD Summer School 2010. Photo: Rachel Cherry
A bump, a bruise, a sprain, a break...
Unfortunately injuries can occur when taking part in physical activity and dancing is no different – accidents happen. But what happens when the teacher or leader is blamed for causing that incident? We asked our insurance broker, Perkins Slade Ltd.