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It’s Your Move

Celebrating thoughts, wisdom and flights of fancy across the generations.

"No pressure of right and wrong…it’s a project for creativity to flow."

Participant, Barnet

It’s Your Move collects people at different stages of life, and invites them to each create a short dance about anything they choose.

From flamingos to tree felling, poetry to pottery, participants are supported to create from their point of inspiration, choreographing on two professional performers through a tailor made creative process. The project is a celebration of ‘now’ and of ‘us’, of what it means to be a human of a certain age, living in the UK. We’re often told the generations are divided, but It’s Your Move brings intergenerational voices together to consider if that’s true. Are there things old and young fundamentally disagree on, or is age simply just a number?

To date, we have worked with local people and partners in 5 locations; York, Birmingham, Barnet, Banbury and Bradford.

See the choreographers we worked with and get a glimpse of their dances:

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It was so joyous… the performance celebrated ideas and contributions from such a diverse range of people in our community. I loved the different energies, inspirations and styles that come to fruition.

Louisa Bartlett-Pestell, Director of Programming - artsdepot

I was lucky enough to see the dance performed live and I'm happy to admit it brought tears to my eyes.
We can't wait to show it to family and friends. When I spoke to (my daughter) after the show she told me that it's hard for her to tell people her emotions but that the dance described her feelings perfectly.

Parent of Participant, Barnet

I found it very moving. It once again confirms the power and beauty of the creative arts to express our life experience.

Audience Member, Bradford

It’s Your MoveCredits

Conceived and Directed by Sarah Boulter and Adele Wragg

Performers Sarah Boulter, Lucy Haighton, Jennifer Manderson, Alice Shepperson, Adele Wragg

Choreographic Mentoring Sarah Blanc, Sarah Boulter, Sarah Butler, Adele Wragg

Production Management Matt Sykes-Hooban

Producer Sarah Shead

Project Management Laura Barber and Jo Purseglove

Partners York Theatre Royal, Nechells POD, Dance Hub Birmingham, artsdepot, The Mill Arts Centre, Spin Arts

Photography David Wilson Clarke, Cheniece Warner

Film Maker Laura Degnan

Choreographers: See list here