11 MILLION REASONS: EXHIBITION
Presented by People Dancing
DATES: 12 – 28 APRIL
LOCATION: GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL
11 Million Reasons was conceptualised by People Dancing in 2014 to positively profile Deaf and disabled people in dance activity in this country.
The project developed from their core vision to de-segregate Deaf and disabled people, and to help facilitate a change in perceptions that can surround those who participate in dance.
With funding from Unlimited Impact, People Dancing commissioned emerging disabled photographer, Sean Goldthorpe to create the 20 high quality images inspired by iconic dance moments in film. Deaf and disabled people are centre stage, re-imagining those iconic roles from well known and loved films from a diversity of genres.
The stunning, powerful, emotive, and humorous images are diverse with many bringing a subtle but relevant message.
The project took place in over 12 indoor and outdoor locations and 21 separate shoots, with over 160 people involved.
The work took 3 months in total to complete. To see some of the images being created, watch the behind the scenes short film at www.communitydance.org.uk/