15 March 2012
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...