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


TimeSessionArtist / 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

Event Details

Ticket Information 

10am, Monday 26 March 2018
Great Hall, Lancaster University 
£20 / £15 Students or Unwaged.

Lunch will be provided for all delegates.

LPM Dance Theatre and Lancaster Arts present 'IF Dance Festival' A celebration of inclusion and dance - 26 March 2018