Co-Mission is an inclusive dance residency and performance concept, which stretches the boundaries and possibilities of inclusive dance. Resident in a region for eight weeks creating work and delivering an outreach programme, Co-Mission is able to support the development of an emerging disabled choreographer and a company of dancers, with and without disabilities, and to reach new audiences for diverse inclusive dance.
This project brings together choreographer Michael Joseph, emerging choreographer Housni DJ Hassan, and dancers Laura Dajao, Louise Dickson, Ash Goosey and Natalie James to create an exciting new work around the theme of Gaming – the high and lows, humour and loneliness involved the pursuit of winning. The project also hosts an apprenticeship for a regional disabled dance artist.
Co-Mission is scheduled to take place April to June 2020, in partnership with The Curve, Leicester and the Brite Centre, Leicester with support from The National Lottery Awards For All, Leicester City Council, The Christopher Laing Foundation, The Dorothy Hay Bolton Charitable Trust and The John Thaw Foundation.
A very successful pilot project was delivered in partnership with The Albany, The Deptford Lounge, IRIE! Dance Theatre, Greenwich Dance and Moonshot Studios in 2016.
Please click on the PRESS button above to read an inspiring and in-depth article which appeared in People Dancing following the pilot project. Also click on the LETTER OF SUPPORT button to see an endorsement and invitation from Leicester's Brite Centre, and on the Vimeo link under FILM to watch a documentary film by Roswitha Chesher featuring interviews with directors, choreographers and other contributors.
Photos of Michael Joseph, Laura Dajao, composer Steve Marshall, Housni DJ Hassan, Hannah Meraki, Louise Katerega, Ash Goosey and members of the audience backstage by Kathryn Brillhart.
For other films from Co-Mission please click https://vimeo.com/144210187