Disability Arts Online

> > > Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company closes

15 March 2012

photo of three female dancers

Dance Transformations

Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company grew from a residency with Cando Co in 1994. From its base in rural Shropshire and with the support of Arts Council England it explored, developed and delivered a highly successful and extensive programme of inclusive dance, locally, nationally and internationally. The Company's aim has been to create a level playing field where people can step over their threshold of perceived possibility.

Its core staff team have collaborated with many artists and organisations on a wide range of work from large scale projects to 1:1 sessions: community and professional, touring and one-off performances, education residencies and workshops, film, digital, aerial and site-specific programmes, training and professional development initiatives plus many other creative projects.

The Company closes at the end of March 2012 with Founder and Artistic Director Rachel Freeman and Training & Education Coordinator Rachel Liggitt continuing the dance work as freelance artists.

A selection of Blue Eyed Soul archive material will be held by National Resource Centre for Dance at The University of Surrey and Digitising Disability project by filmpro limited.

We'd like to thank people for all their support and encouragement, and we look forward to working with you and our other many national and international partners in the coming years.

The Company may close but the dance will continues...

Comments

Add a comment

Please leave your comments. They will display when submitted. DAO encourages critical feedback, but please be considerate. DAO reserves the right to edit or remove comments that don't comply with our editorial policy, which you can find on DAOs 'About' pages.

Your e-mail address will not be revealed to the public.
HTML is forbidden, but line-breaks will be retained.
This can be a URL of an image or a YouTube, MySpaceTV or a Flickr page (we'll handle the media embedding from there!)
This is to prevent automatic submissions.