IF Dance Festival

A celebration of inclusion and dance

LPM Dance Theatre and Lancaster Arts bring together a broad range of renowned practitioners and companies specialising in dance as part of healthcare, child development, education and social change for a one-day festival of workshops, performance and discussions.

The day is practice focused and, in practical workshops, delegates can opt to engage practically or as an observer. All workshops are devised for people with and without a movement background. The programme has been designed for delegates to engage with all aspects of the day if possible.

IF is open to artists, healthcare professionals, researchers, students and anyone interested in the area of inclusive dance practice.

IF will feature Indepen-dance, Primed for Life, Mary Prestige, Dr Richard Coaten and Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance amongst others.

Download the IF biography and timetable pack here


Time Session Artist / Company
09.30-10.00 REGISTRATION
10.00-10.25 Welcome LPM Dance Theatre
10.30-11.45 Small and Mighty Primed for Life
11.45-12.00 Home Performance (one to one Dance for Parkinson’s practice)  Mel Brierly
12.00-12.45 LUNCH (provided for all delegates)
12.45 -13.15 4 Go Wild in Wellies- Performance Indepen-dance
13.30-14.45 The Simpson Board: An inclusive choreography tool Lisa Simpson
15.00-16.15 Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) & dementia: relationship is key Dr Richard Coaten
16.30-17.45 Improvisation, interaction and play Mary Prestidge
17.45-18.00 CLOSING REMARKS LPM Dance Theatre


Full information & Biographies

Download the IF biography and timetable pack here

  • Dates
  • 26 Mar 2018
  • Location
  • The Great Hall
  • Lancaster UK
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