BILD’s LIVING A GOOD LIFE, the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Show, took place at the ICC in Birmingham on 15th May 2015 and was led by the voices of people with learning disabilities and people with autism.
Designed and delivered by people with a learning disability – led by Build for the Future, BILD’s group of self-advocates – the show gave an important message to the Government, providers and carers about what support is needed to live a truly great life.
DanceSyndrome were asked to perform their latest piece “Confinement” shortly followed by a solo from our director Jen Blackwell called “Hallelujah.” Both pieces got a fantastic response and we even received a standing ovation!! We were given some wonderful feedback from the day with people saying…
“Wow, wonderful dance, you are all stars” – BILD
“Amazing and powerful performance from the brilliant DanceSyndrome” – National LD Forum
“Mesmerising and amazing performance by DanceSyndrome” – Danshell Group
“Feeling privileged to have supported DanceSyndrome from the start. They raised the roof today” – Community Catalysts
“Blown away by DanceSyndrome incredible performance….these guys should have an international platform!!” – Sarah Kennedy
“Love the confidence and grace of movement….wish I could dance like DanceSyndrome beautiful, moving art” – Paula Braynion
“Can I say that this was one of the most beautiful & touching sights I have ever been lucky to see” – Christian Crispin
Later in the evening BILD presented The Care Awards where Jen was nominated for a People’s Award. Although she did not win, it was an honour for her to receive the nomination, and a great day and night was had by all here at DanceSyndrome!
See the day in pictures below and keep visiting our website to see when we will next be performing Confinement.