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We’re all in same boat; all pushing against the tide; and all striving to find our place in the world.
Through site-specific dance and live performance, inclusive company, DanceSyndrome, explore individualism; self-reflection; seeking connections; and moving through life.
An original piece, choreographed by the company in collaboration with professional choreographer Aya Kobayshi and lead artist Sophie Tickle, Orbit marks DanceSyndrome’s debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. With its unique blend of honesty, intimacy and integrity, Orbit evokes reflection and invites audiences to consider their own path through life.
DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including people with learning disabilities. The charity delivers inclusive dance workshops and dance leadership training as well as inspiring performances that demonstrate a focus on ability rather than disability.
Orbit was developed as part of an Arts Council England funded project in late 2016. The project was a new approach for DanceSyndrome, allowing the dance company to develop some extremely creative new dance pieces which were then performed at venues throughout North West England. The audience response to the shows was so impressive that the team decided that they wanted to take the piece to bigger platforms and share their “Dancer led, disability inspired” ethos with a wider audience.
DanceSyndrome Managing Director Dawn Vickers said “Performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is such an exciting opportunity for DanceSyndrome! Our team of dancers have worked incredibly hard and overcome many personal barriers to produce Orbit and we are incredibly proud of this piece. We can’t wait to see how audiences at the Fringe respond to the performance.”
Tickets for the shows are available via the venue Box Office on 0131 510 2384 or via www.edfringe.com
DanceSyndrome is appealing to our supporters to help us with fundraising to enable us to take our dancers to Edinburgh. Please visit our Just Giving page for more information.