When the art is your story: A recovery inclusive approach to dance (in person & online)

When the art is your story: A recovery inclusive approach to dance (in person & online)
  • Venue : Storyhouse, Chester & via Zoom
  • Date : May 24th 2022, 3:30PM - 6:00PM

Who this event is for?

Professional dancers, choreographers, dance graduates and students, film professionals, arts venues, health and wellbeing practitioners, recovery support organisations.

About this event

Join Artistic Director of Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Paul Bayes-Kitcher and his creative team as they explore the making of Transfiguration – a trio of high-quality dynamic 10-minute dance films, focusing on a series of defining moments in the journey from addiction to recovery.

Paul was born in Yorkshire and started dancing at the age of four. He trained at the Royal Ballet and Rambert School. His first professional experience was with Scottish Ballet where he danced various principal roles and in 1990 he was accepted into Birmingham Royal Ballet were he became a Soloist.

On his own journey of recovery Paul has dedicated his dance practice to creating exceptional dance performances and participation opportunities for people experiencing addiction. These experiences have been the inspiration for Transfiguration – a beautifully crafted cinematic trilogy of dance shorts.

Join us for insights and discussion about:
Making a dance film
Telling dance stories of addiction & recovery
The art of collaboration
When the art is your story

A chance to see all three short dance films which will be screened throughout the event.

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre are the only organisation in the UK working on dance and recovery – leaders in their field and pioneers in this life-changing practice.

For the in person event – join us after the event, in the Storyhouse Kitchen for networking.

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Other contributors:

Dan Thorburn, Film Director

Eve Steele, Writer

Transfiguration Dancers and Recovery Dancers

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