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Liverpool City Council
has designated 2010 as the year of innovation, health and wellbeing, and
within this initiative has commissioned ten new dance pieces. Chaturangan
is delighted to have been chosen to produce one of these, in light of
its earlier work in this area highlighted by the conference "Marks
of Time". For this commission Chaturangan is working in partnership
with Diane Amans, the founder of Freedom
in Dance, well known for her work in training staff in health and social
care and managing dance projects in health settings. Our aim is to produce
a body of work reflecting on “release from restrictions” from
an artistic perspective. The artists will draw on strengths from
each other's dance practices, life experience and substantial knowledge
of working with older people in a wide range of situations to create this
new dance piece.
The Royal Liverpool Hospital Stroke Unit has invited us to work with their rehabilitation unit as a part of this project in June 2010.
As a part of their extensive elder’s project Akademi (South Asian Dance UK, London) has expressed interest in this new choreography and has invited Chaturangan to perform in their programme.
The Bluecoat "where cross-discipline exchange is championed and encouraged" has generously offered the use of its space for event.
This event is being managed by the Aspire Trust.
Photos by Simon Richardson