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About the project

Dad Dancing is a contemporary dance project in two parts, respectively reflecting on growing up as a daughter and growing into a dad. Funded by the National Lottery, it is the work of local choreographer and arts manager, Rosie Heafford.

The performance uses quirky, embodied movement, humour and storytelling to explore father-child relationships, as told by three performers and their actual fathers. Complimented by father and child activities, the project is much more than a performance with workshops encouraging working together and having fun.

Through the use of performances and workshops the project is aims to coax men into the field of contemporary dance, increase time fathers get to spend with their children and challenge traditional expectations and aesthetics of performance within the contemporary dance field. National Lottery funding means that the project is able to strengthen and celebrate the relationships between fathers and their children all through the use of dance.

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