Performance at Storyhouse on Thursday 20th June at 2pm
What rituals do you perform every day? Does this help you to overcome or connect with yourself and others?
This powerful piece of dance theatre, performed by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Chester Community Recovery group, is based on each of the dancer’s experiences of the rituals that they use to support their well-being and recovery. Thanks to National Lottery Community Fund.
Followed by a Panel Discussion
Getting Together in Performing Arts
Dance, singing, drama what are the reasons people take part and how do they benefit from these activities?
In the spirit of The Great Get Together members of Fallen Angels Dance Theatre’s recovery group and other local groups discuss and explore how being part in a performing arts community has improved their lives.
The Great Get Together is a festival at Storyhouse is inspired by the late MP Jo Cox’s belief that “we have more in common than that which divides us”, it has everything from virtual reality experiences to jewellery-making, lego to sign language, gameshows to memory storytelling and of course Fallen Angels!
We are delighted to invite you to join us to gain an insight into the power of participatory dance theatre practices for people in recovery from addiction.
Tate Exchange is a space on the first floor at Liverpool Tate where visitors will have the opportunity to take part in a series of creative conversations and dance activities led by community dancers from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) and Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire).
The programme of activities responds to the themes of Tate’s Keith Haring exhibition and will include installations, creative activities including dance theatre performances and open rehearsals, and “creative conversations” about art and addiction recovery. The work will invite visitors to consider the role that art can play in supporting the everyday recovery journeys of people with addiction issues.
Dr. Zoe Zontou (Liverpool Hope University) is a Senior lecturer in Drama. Her principal research interests lie in the field of socially engaged theatre with people in recovery from addiction. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including autobiography in performance, addiction studies, and cultural policy.
Alastair Roy (University of Central Lancashire) is Professor of Social Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community. His work explores the relationship between the socially engaged arts and citizenship.
Look out for our schedule of events including: Creative activities, Open rehearsals, Performance, and Creative Conversations.
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre is delighted to be launching their first Women’s focused project thanks to funding from the Tampon Tax Fund through Cheshire Community Foundation.
Towards the end of April a group of 10 women in recovery from addiction will come together in a series of dance and wellbeing workshops to explore and articulate issues that have affected their lives. A highlight of the project will include a presentation and workshop at Storyhouse Women Festival on 27th April. Fallen Angels are excited to be working in partnership on the project with Beehive Healthcare and Myokinetics peak performance and rehab centre, who will provide workshops based around mindfulness, nutrition and movement mobility.
“We are so excited about launching our Women’s project, by exploring personal development, we hope to build the confidence and self esteem of local women in recovery. We hope they will feel empowered by growing together through this project” says Claire Morris from Fallen Angels.
If you are interested in taking part in the project please do contact Claire on: m: 07801 478 548 [email protected]