People Moving - dance and (dis)ability
Mobile Dance was a pioneer in widening access to dance for those with physical disabilities at the turn of the century and has worked in mixed-abled dance for two decades. Mobile Dance created and delivered custom designed projects for dance companies, schools and colleges and trained professional artists and teachers in adapting their practise to meet the needs of mixed-abled groups. Mobile Dance continues to work to reduce and remove barriers of access to dance and to support artists with disabilities who want to work in the field of participatory dance.
In 2004, Jo Parkes wrote 'People Moving', a one day course for artists wishing to work in inclusion, created with Clare Connor and commissioned/developed by East London Dance and funded by the Arts Council of England.