A CELEBRATION of the diversity of Britain through dance and culture is coming to Roche Court in Winterslow.

The Roche Court Educational Trust, New Art Centre has announced its new partnership with community interest company Surface Area Dance Theatre with a series of special events this month.

Featuring former ‘Dancers in Residence’ at both Hepworth Wakefield and the Barbican Centre, Surface Area Dance Theatre has created performances inspired by the sounds sculptures and environmental landscape of Roche Court, resulting in two days of exclusive, site-specific productions on Thursday (May 26) and Friday (May 27).

The collaboration will particularly focus on the New Art Centre’s upcoming exhibition of renowned modern British sculptor, Anthony Caro.

In advocating for inclusivity within the dance community, Surface Area Dance Theatre comprises of deaf and hearing dancers who wear SUBPACs during their performances. This pioneering device emits vibrations from the music, ensuring that all dancers perform to the same sensory experiences.

The partnership has been funded by the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund in partnership with Wiltshire Community Foundation, which will play a vital role in supporting creative, community celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Roche Court Educational Trust said: “We are delighted to be working with Surface Area Dance Theatre as part of our pursuit in exploring connections between sculpture and dance, while also celebrating inclusivity and diversity within the arts.

"This would not be possible without Arts Council England’s generous funding. We cannot wait for our community to unite in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

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