Moving Beyond Inclusion

After 2 years of wonderful research, learning, and exchange, Moving Beyond Inclusion, a Creative Europe Programme of the European Union funded project led by Candoco Dance Company, along with its European partners, has come to a successful completion. The project has sought to foster a broadening of perceptions around inclusive practice in the mainstream dance sector.

As part of this ambition, a resource has been crafted and curated by two disabled artist-researchers, Kimberley Harvey and Kate Marsh. We are so grateful and proud of the work they have done, with the help of our partners, to spread the objectives and outcomes of this incredible project.

Download or view the MBI Artistic Resource

Download or view the MBI Artistic Resource (large print)

The project brought together six inclusive dance companies and presenters from across Europe:

  • Candoco Dance Company (UK)
  • Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance / HIPP (Croatia)
  • Oriente Occidente Dance Festival (Italy)
  • Producentbyrån / Danskompaniet Spinn (Sweden)
  • tanzfähig (Germany)
  • BewegGrund (Switzerland)

At the heart of the project is the fundamental belief that working inclusively produces more exciting, more excellent artistic work for audiences to enjoy. Yet the mainstream arts sector is far from truly representing the diversity in society at large as opportunities for disabled artists to develop and present their work and for diverse artists to work together remain limited.

With the aim of firmly addressing these issues, Moving Beyond Inclusion provides a groundbreaking continuum from professional training to performance to audiences.

[The Vicious Cycle: Infographic designed by Frances Faulder, 2017]

From July 2016 to June 2018 the partners collaborated on a two-year programme of creative and professional exchanges, choreographic research, symposia, performances and skills development for people working in dance.

To read up on the activities and to learn more about the project aims and upcoming activities go to:

Watch the insight video to learn more:

Production Details

  • Year: 2016
  • Concept, Choreography & Direction: Creative Europe