Whilst the rich partied like the world was about to end the Lindy Hoppers danced like it was the beginning of a new one, a place where everyone can shine!
This term, our amazing trainees have begun work on preparation for a tour and series of workshops.
Trainees will perform ‘HOP’ – a show inspired by 1930s America and the wild jazz of Lindy Hop. This style of music celebrates each persons unique style of dance – the Lindy Hoppers danced their way through racial divisions and social inequality.
Through this unique style of dance, dancers with different physical and learning disabilities integrate and celebrate each others individuality. The show evokes the spirit and music of the time to bring together something truly amazing for audiences to experience. The tour aims to challenge perceptions of disabled dancers and will run from Autumn 17 to Summer 2018.
The tour is made possible through funding from The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and The Arsenal Foundation. We would like to give our huge thanks to them for their ongoing support of our work.