Freedom Moving

 

Freedom Moving event @ Dance City

27 November 2015 | 7.00pm | £5.00

Tickets from Dance City Box Office 0191 261 0505

www.dancecity.co.uk

 

Liberdade and Dance City present ‘Freedom Moving’, a platform performance of dance and physical theatre produced by the learning disabled community. Join us for an exciting evening of new short works as we celebrate ‘Freedom Moving’. This performance is an inspiring platform which supports groups who actively promote and develop dance for people of all ages with learning disabilities and autism. Celebrating dance and physical theatre, 10 groups will have an opportunity to perform in a professional space, be inspired and see each other’s work. This performance offers an exciting opportunity for a public audience to engage with this vibrant cultural scene. The ‘Freedom Moving’ platform is now in it’s second year of celebrating and developing a culture of inclusive dance and physical theatre in the North East.To celebrate and promote the work that Liberdade does we formed a partnership with Dance City to create and run the first platform performance event for performers with a learning disability in the region.

 

In December 2014 The ‘Freedom Moving’ Platform marked the start of an annual event celebrating and developing a culture of inclusive dance and physical theatre in the North East.

 

The event was a great success showcasing eleven new performances created by seven regional organisations. 

 

 

Partnerships

 

At Liberdade we value the partnerships we have with other organisations greatly, we continue to search out new opportunities to work with other organisations to provide better services and opportunities for the learning disabled community.  The power of these partnerships enable us to continue to champion social inclusion, understanding and acceptance as a part of a way of life. We know that partnership working brings strength and value to all of our work and because of this we work with like minded organisations at every opportunity. 

 

A list of organisations that we work with:

Tin Arts (A dance development organisation based in Durham), Headway Arts (A disability arts organisation based in Blyth),Your Voice Counts (A North East based advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities), Gateshead College, Newcastle city council, The Hub (Formerly the Northern Disability Arts Forum), Friends Action North East, Dilston College ( A Mencap college in Northumberland), Great North Run Culture

 

Find out more about the organisations and the amazing projects we have been invloved in with them.

Prometheus Awakes

 

Created by Graeae, a bold inventive disabled-led theatre company, in collaboration with Catalan masters of visual magnificence, La Fura dels Baus.

Prometheus Awakes inspired audiences with extraordinary stagecraft, giant puppets, mass choreography and special effects. This was the first ever large-scale outdoor theatre production in this country that was led by disabled artists. Liberdade were part of the main cast as volunteers for an audience of thousands.

The Great North Run Opening Ceremony

 

In September 2014 we took part in The Great North Run opening ceremony on the Newcastle and Gateshead quayside. We were the only learning disabled group involved with the cast of over 500 and we took pride of place on the millennium bridge. Working closely with the GNR culture team we made it possible for our group and more importantly our community to be represented at this international event. 

 

A consortium of organisations who support disabled artists to create and perform dance and physical theatre for a public audience.

 

To celebrate and promote the work that Liberdade does we formed a partnership with Dance City to create and run the first platform performance event for performers with a learning disability in the region.

 

In December 2014 The ‘Freedom Moving’ Platform marked the start of an annual event celebrating and developing a culture of inclusive dance and physical theatre in the North East.

 

The event was a great success showcasing eleven new performances created by seven regional organisations.