For more information on our “Together While Apart” project contact: [email protected]
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.
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.
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: Drop in and to take part in a facilitated conversation about Art, Addiction, Activism
OPEN REHEARSAL: Watch the creative process used by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in this group open rehearsal
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: Come and make your movement pledge in a creative activity about action for change
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 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.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
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
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: