I would like to tell you about We Dance, a two-day festival by people with learning disability. This event will take place at the Mac Birmingham on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th July.

The festival will feature:
Performances’ by StopGap, the internationally acclaimed inclusive dance company,
Freefall, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fox Hollies` celebrated dance company of people with learning disability, who will premier a newly commissioned work.
Fun workshops in a range of dance styles
An exhibition of paintings, films, costumes and a special Olympic-themed installation.

Please feel free to contact me for leaflets or any further information all details below
Gus Garside
Mencap National Arts Development Manager
Tele: 078769 666887 or Email: gus.garside@mencap.org.uk

What’s on at the We Dance festival on Friday 13 July at 6pm
Outdoor performances of SPUN Productions from StopGAP,
the internationally acclaimed inclusive dance company on the terrace of the most popular arts centre in the Midlands. Free

At 7.30pm An evening of dance at Mac Birmingham with:

Freefall – Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fox Hollies’ celebrated dance company of people with a learning disability

Chitraleka – a company that focuses on classical South Indian dance

Local community groups.

The evening show includes the first ever performance of Freefall’s new Olympic-themed dance, which was specially commissioned by learning disability charity Mencap. Tickets £5

Saturday 14 July

10am Workshops for people with a learning disability Bhangra (for family groups)
Line dancing
Free, workshop spaces limited – please book early!

1.30pm an Outdoor performances of SPUN Productions from StopGAP, on the mac birmingham terrace.
Free

2.15pm Workshops for people with a learning disability
Bhangra
Ballroom dancing (for adults over 18 years)
Free, workshop spaces limited – please book early!

4pm an Outdoor performances of SPUN Productions from StopGAP, on the mac birmingham terrace.
Free

7.30pm An evening of dance with:
Freefall – Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fox Hollies’ celebrated dance company of people with a learning disability
Chitraleka – a company that focuses on classical South Indian dance
Local community groups. Tickets £5

On both days, there will be an exhibition of new “dance for camera” films, plus the winners from a national Olympic-themed exhibition and a stunning display of dance costumes.
Free

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