Congratulations to the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company, created by Sian Stevenson, Senior Tutor and Lecturer in Drama and Theatre. Last month we reported that the company had been selected as one of fifteen semi-finalists for the Active & Assisted Living (AAL) Programme Smart Ageing Prize 2020. We are pleased to annouce that it has been awarded emergency funding from Arts Council England to get its training package and Moving Well resources online, extending the reach of the company significantly.
Moving Well is a pioneering, peer-led performance workshop that empowers older adults to engage in entrepreneurship, improves their health and wellbeing and challenges ageism. The series of workshop sessions encourages collaborative creativity and is enhanced by digital technology. Older adults can train to become session facilitators, working with Moving Memory in a way that responds directly to their interests, skills and wishes.
Find out more about Moving Well on Moving Memory’s website: