Recovery dancers from Chester are celebrating being together while apart during a year of lockdowns.
The Together While Apart project, by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (Company-in-Residence at Storyhouse in Chester), explores how ‘doorways’ have become a metaphor for the way we have lived during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The thought of being trapped behind a door may feel like being trapped behind the jail of our thoughts, an especially powerful subject during lockdown.
The dancers have taken part in a project involving more than 50 people from the north west of England in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol or battling mental health adversity.
Artistic director Paul Bayes Kitcher explains:
Paul, a former professional ballet dancer and recovering addict himself, used spiritual author Eckhart Tolle’s book ” The Power of Now” to spark creativity with his dancers.
The Government made an announcement on the 2nd of April that Fallen Angels Dance Theatre will receive a Government grant from the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund, distributed by Arts Council England.
Claire Morris, chief executive of Fallen Angels Dance Theatre said:
Fallen Angels Dance Theatre is the only company in the UK using dance, movement and creativity in their work with people in recovery from addiction.
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