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Bluecoat’s new inclusive dance project ‘Blue Room Moves’ joins forces with Liverpool dance and film artists for debut performance

Audiences are invited to experience a playful approach to new dance in a special afternoon of performance by Blue Room Moves, the Bluecoat’s new inclusive dance project supporting learning disabled and neurodivergent adults who are interested in dance, movement and performance. 

The project builds upon Blue Room, the Bluecoat’s long running inclusive arts programme. With support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Bluecoat is establishing a new regular programme of inclusive dance. Supported by a dedicated team of dance practitioners and associated artists, Blue Room Moves members have regular access to a dance studio at the Bluecoat, along with mentoring and opportunities to develop new work for performance.

This will be the group’s first event sharing work made in collaboration with local dance and film artists.

Blue Room Moves #1 will comprise of three new pieces:

The Sky’s the Limit

Blue Room Moves artist Tony Carroll has been working with local dance artistHelen Cherry and digital artist Noel Jones.

Carroll was interested in exploring dance for the camera. The team has been playing with different technologies and dancing in unusual spaces. This new work is an experiment using a 360 camera to project film alongside the artists performing live.

Arrangement

Diana Disley will perform with dance artists from Liverpool Improvisation Collective including Paula HampsonMary Prestidge and Andrea Buckley. They will be joined by Blue Room Moves Facilitator Vicci Riley.

Disley has been developing her movement by using a range of materials; photographs, objects and sounds to inspire new ways of moving. The artists will explore ways to be present, relate and create in the moment through playful improvisation. 

Elvis in Blue

Elvis in Blue is a new performance-in-development by members of the Blue Room Moves group and guest artist Will Dickie.

Over 6 sessions the group have been learning to create together, and they like Elvis, so he’s here too. Be part of a live, joyful space where the group will share creative movement explorations with an audience for the first time. 

Tickets for the performance are available to book HERE

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