The freedom to learn, create, challenge, and inspire yourself...
ROOTS FROM WITHIN:
From October to December 2021 and in collaboration with Converge - based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne at Northumbria University, Eliot Smith Dance delivered 10 dance and arts related workshops (including live performance) tailored for those 18+ in the community who have / or are experiencing challenges associated with mental health.
The participants have been using the medium of dance to explore one of the biggest challenges of our time – climate change - and its impact on people and nature.
This exciting project aims to provide a healthy opportunity for people in the community to be active; be creative; and is a confidence-building experience, with the added benefit of meeting friends and working with supportive professional dance artists.
To find out more about Converge, please click here.
To find out more about Eliot Smith Dance Education and Beyond programme, please click here.
The Roots from Within project with Eliot Smith Dance has been a wonderful and unique opportunity for Converge at Northumbria. We have seen increased levels of confidence and self-belief in our students and witnessed the positive impact being involved in this project has had on individuals. This is evident not only emotionally but physically too.
Ally Hunter-Byron, Converge Coordrinator