Activations to continue with The Turnpike

Photograph by Livia Lazar courtesy The Turnpike

This week Fallen Angels Dance Theatre are continuing their second phase of a significant project with visual artist, Frances Disley and The Turnpike. After completing phase 1 of the collaboration prior to lockdown, they are now re-activating the second stage of this successful project online, with a view to reconvening as a residency once The Turnpike has reopened. For more info log onto:

Fallen Angels is usually based on a Friday at The Turnpike, Civic Square in Leigh. However since social distancing measures their community recovery dancers at The Turnpike have joined with their peers from Chester and Liverpool for Fallen Angels ‘Together While Apart‘ online programme.

Photograph by Livia Lazar courtesy The Turnpike

Combat Stress with Fallen Angels

Artistic Director Paul Bayes Kitcher has been reaching out to share insights and exercises to help everyone to combat stress during this challenging time of lockdown. 

He says: “What we do at Fallen Angels is by doing some physical techniques we can get into the body and out of our minds, which releases stress and tension”. 

The online youtube videos can be found on Fallen Angels Dance Theatre’s Youtube channel, or you can find the links on here are the links:  

Combatting Stress with Fallen Angels: 

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Part 2:

Part 3:

Together While Apart:

On 23rd March we all experienced a life changing measure, at Fallen Angels our workshops in the community were put on hold. We immediately checked in with our Angels and brought everyone together using the power of the internet.

Fallen Angels instigated ‘Together While Apart’ a new, vibrant online programme helping local people from our three community groups across the North West who are all overcoming significant challenges including mental health breakdown, addiction, and other disadvantages.  

Zoom workshops that unite our 3 community recovery groups

Now in our 9th week our project includes high-quality creative dance workshops and learning opportunities, and valuable peer support through this creative online platform. The company is grateful for support from CWAC Emergency fund, Steve Morgan Foundation, National Lottery and Cheshire Community Foundation. We hope that through their support the online programme will enable our community to transition back into their activities at Storyhouse when it is possible and safe to do so

To find out more about the Together While Apart C19 project click here.