Update 2021

Due to current Covid restrictions our projects continue online. See our “Together While Apart” project here for more information.

Contact us if you’d like to join us or refer someone.

Movement in Recovery

We are currently working online for our Together While Apart project due to Covid restrictions. 

Where: The Black-E 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW

When: Weekly Thursday’s 1-3pm 

Who: Adults in Recovery from addiction and/or experiencing mental health challenges

We explore recovery from addiction through movement.

Workshops and projects are led by professional dance artists from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre through the Artistic Direction of Paul Bayes Kitcher – himself in recovery from addiction, with over 30 years professional experience in dance.

You can expect a high quality experience including: 

Physical Warm- up

Exploration of our stories through creative movement

Cool down and stretches

Fun and laughter

The emphasis is on the group experience and achieving something special together. Some of our projects lead to performances when members of the group are ready and feel confident.

There will also be opportunities for social activities as a group such as going to the Theatre, and recovery/community events.

Previous Projects


10–16 JUNE 2019 AT 10am–4pm

Gain an insight into the power of participatory dance theatre practices for working with people in recovery from addiction

Visitors to Tate Exchange will have the opportunity to take part in a series of creative conversations and dance improvisations led by community dancers from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and 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, dance improvisations, talks and new conversations about art and addiction recovery. The work will invite visitors to consider the role that art can play in supporting the everyday recovery struggles of people with addiction issues.

What’s on….

Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Saturday 15 June 12- 1pm and 3-4pm

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Drop in and to take part in a facilitated conversation about Art, Addiction, Activism

Monday 10 and Friday 14 June 12-1pm

Tuesday 11 and Thursday 13 June 10am – 12pm

OPEN REHEARSAL: Watch the creative process used by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in this group open rehearsal

Mon 10, Tues 11 and Wednesday 12 June 1-3pm

Thursday 13, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 1-2pm

CREATIVE ACTIVITY: Come and make your movement pledge in a creative activity about action for change

Thursday 13 and Saturday 15 June 2-3pm

PERFORMANCE AND Q&A: An opportunity to see a performance by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, followed by a Q&A in response to the themes in Keith Haring’s work

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.

Fallen Angels Liverpool community recovery projects

Fallen Angels Liverpool projects (formly known as Risen) is a peer led dance theatre performance group of adults in recovery from adversity including addiction and mental health issues. The group are advocates for recovery.

The group hold weekly sessions  Thursdays 1-3pm at LIC Studio within Bluecoat Chambers in the City Centre.


2019 – “Learning to Fly” project is empowering established group members to be Supporting Angels: Peer leading workshops, welcoming new members and learning transferable skills.

Thanks to support from:  The Ravensdale Trust and Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust

” Creative Conversations”

The group performed “Dark Night Ends”  in Merseyside, Wirral and Chester. They are starting new themes and testing new ideas, so it would be a great time to try out a workshop!

We explore themes and ideas based around overcoming adversity – whether this is addiction or mental health.

Providing a safe space to express yourself, feel accepted and valued.. 


Here is a link to our interview on Radio City:

For further insight into the group log onto our blog: Blog and previous entries follow the below links:
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