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Alum launches inclusive dance practice resource

Wed 10 March 2021

Funded by Arts Council England, Parable Dance’s new film premieres tonight on YouTube.

Passionate about training, mentorship and education, South East-based Parable Dance have created Inclusive practice is good practice. The free film resource is for students, graduates and early career dance artists, or teachers with an interest in inclusive dance practice.

Funded by the Arts Council England and supported by One Dance UK, South East Dance and Disability Arts Online, the film features 42 dance artists from around the UK, including representation from 23 inclusive dance companies.

The film launches at 19.00 on 10 March 2021, premiering on the Parable Dance YouTube channel.

Ahead of the premiere, we spoke to Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Parable Dance, Natasha Britton, about the organisation and the new film.

“Erica Moshman and I set-up Parable Dance to provide an opportunity for creativity for people with disabilities through dance. We have a focus on community engagement but also on creating chances for progression, especially for dancers with disabilities.

“We also knew that we wanted to develop a strong focus on education and mentoring with our work. The current situation has afforded us the time to really develop this and support dance artists over the past six months.

“Alongside the new film, we are currently developing an exciting partnership with South East Dance and Carousel to set up weekly classes in Brighton for adults and young people.”

Natasha graduated from Trinity Laban in 2000 and has worked as an inclusive dance practitioner and education consultant for over two decades, specialising in delivering high quality dance classes to people with and without disabilities and in designing and delivering training and mentoring to enable others to develop their skills of inclusion. Prior to co-founding Parable Dance, Natasha was Co-Artistic Director of Magpie Dance.

Discover more in our full interview with Natasha: