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COUNTERACTS by MARIE ASHTON

I’ve not previously been to a contemporary dance performance, as it’s just not something that I’d decide to spend my money on.

I didn’t know what to expect from the Candoco performance, I was impressed by the performances and how the able-bodied dancers supported those with disabilities; the lady with one leg supported from behind a fabric screen was impressive, allowing her to move more freely. The performance with the guy in a wheel chair and his partner was very graceful and impressive. I also enjoyed seeing two men dance together as this isn’t something I’d seen before.

The second half challenged perceptions in a very amusing way, using height to demonstrate how ridiculous discrimination is.

I’d not previously thought about people with disabilities being involved in dance or theatre performances, I feel quite ignorant that I’d not noticed that they were missing. And I think is very important for everyone to be involved in the arts and performances, regardless of physical ability or ability to pay. It’s a shame that contemporary dance and theatre are experiences reserved for the middle-classes. Well that’s my perception anyway. I enjoy music gigs and circus skills performances, but I’m unsure about musicals and modern dance.

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Let’s Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel, Photographer: Amanda Thomas 2016

I’ve not previously been to a contemporary dance performance, as it’s just not something that I’d decide to spend my money on.

I didn’t know what to expect from the Candoco performance, I was impressed by the performances and how the able-bodied dancers supported those with disabilities; the lady with one leg supported from behind a fabric screen was impressive, allowing her to move more freely. The performance with the guy in a wheel chair and his partner was very graceful and impressive. I also enjoyed seeing two men dance together as this isn’t something I’d seen before.

The second half challenged perceptions in a very amusing way, using height to demonstrate how ridiculous discrimination is.

I’d not previously thought about people with disabilities being involved in dance or theatre performances, I feel quite ignorant that I’d not noticed that they were missing. And I think is very important for everyone to be involved in the arts and performances, regardless of physical ability or ability to pay. It’s a shame that contemporary dance and theatre are experiences reserved for the middle-classes. Well that’s my perception anyway. I enjoy music gigs and circus skills performances, but I’m unsure about musicals and modern dance.

 

Let’s Talk About Dis by Hetain Patel, Photographer: Hugo Glendinning 2014


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