Lissie is a dance producer and cultural events coordinator dedicated to supporting artists and independent events to deliver diverse, high-quality projects to communities across the UK. Based across the North East, Lissie produces cultural projects focusing on developing wider community participation.
Originally trained as a dance artist at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Lissie has over 13 years of experience in performance, teaching and community development specialising in mature bodies, participatory development, and inclusive dance practice.
“As Area Creative Coordinator for the North East, I am delighted to be working with People Dancing for Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s. In recent months there has been a lot going on our area!
Our first Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s event took place at Dance City in Newcastle in January as part of the INSPIRE Festival. Participants were invited to a taster dance session and discussion workshop for people living with Parkinson’s and their companions as part of Dance City’s Festival celebrating dance and ageing.
In April, we are thrilled to bring together a newly assembled group of community dancers living with Parkinson’s who will be working with a North East-based choreographer. Together, participants and choreographer will create a new work, which will be performed as part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival in July and which will also be captured on film.
Alongside this, there will be a wider mass participation opportunity as part of the Hadrian’s Wall event. Groups wishing to take part in the North East area will have access to a digital dance tutorial followed by an invite to perform at a soon to be confirmed location along the wall. Look out for more information about this event and the performance at Hadrian’s Wall soon!”
For further information about the Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s programme in the North East, please contact Lissie Connor – Area Creative Coordinator: email@example.com
Photo: Lissie Connor.