Lauren created Doorstep Dance following recent times across the globe. Starting its life as 'Living Room Dance Party', we offered the regular participants of AMATA Tots & followers of The Dance Initiative on Facebook to join a vitual dance party. Following its initial success Lauren invited the quiet street where she lives to join in too! Doorstep Dance was born!
Lauren Syrett, The Dance Initiative, and Timothy P Ellis present a participatory performance featuring a contemporary dance and jazz music collaboration which is specifically aimed at older people living in care across Cornwall. The project aims to provide new and exciting creative opportunities for residents and staff at Residential Homes across the county..
Gypsy Vibes is supported by Falmouth University’s Graduate Pre-Incubation Programme.
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Moments of Breath and Hand Jive
In partnership with Jayne Devlin, Arts for Health Cornwall and Hall for Cornwall, Moments of Breath & Hand Jive is a performance project in care homes for older people in Cornwall. Loosely based on the hit film and musical Calamity Jane, Lauren from The Dance Initiative, Jayne Devlin and Cathy Whitmore have been exploring high quality dance performance in healthcare settings for older people.
Read more about Moments of Breath and Hand Jive in the following links.
Film: Chris Day | Liam Lloyd Brennan
Move Better Live Better
In partnership with Age UK Falmouth & Elisabeth Bird, Move Better Live Better is a student led project leading dance and movement sessions for the clients at the Falmouth day care centre. The project has been running since May 2013. The Dance Initiative hopes to maintain a partnership with Falmouth University to offer students a chance to see participatory dance in a new environment.