Cultural Development Dance Program 2022
To unite and educate young people and communities using dance as a tool to encourage interaction, Social integration, social equality, gender equality, and freedom of expression amongst the young generation. The aim & purpose of this project is to give young people aged between 13-25 years of age from various community groups and minority groups an opportunity to participate in the Free Cultural Development Program. Providing educational workshops with respected educators, Seminars, Q&A, DJ Sessions, and showcases to Allow all individuals to interact and be inspired.
We believe that everyone deserves the chance to reach the highest levels of opportunities and development regardless of their background.
Creating Society with Dance Program will add tremendous positive value to national development and cooperation work for the benefit of girls, boys, women, and men by strengthening community activities and providing positive resources that will have a significant impact across a range of communities which will be beneficial for the present and future. Increase choice and opportunity for young people from ethnic groups, and minority groups that are excluded from various social activities due to financial circumstances. We aim to provide mental health awareness, inclusivity, and gender equality and build social integration by breaking down stereotypical barriers and fostering the global cross-culture knowledge and understanding of young people.
We want to help increase the likelihood of young people from different community groups taking part in the arts, irrespective of where they live or what minority group, gender, social education, or financial circumstances. In addressing these priorities we seek to increase attendance and participation by supporting the public to help shape local arts by increasing choices and opportunities for young people to experience and be inspired.
Creating Society with dance Program is a unique educational experience taking place both in-person and in an immersive virtual reality platform where young people will have the opportunity to be educated in various art forms under the umbrella of street dance, be creative and interact with other cultures as part of personal development, removing stereotypes, empowering social inclusion, peacebuilding and developing creative skills. This will improve the quality of life under culturally mediated conditions of freedom and prevail in a human language consisting of categories of creativity and of productivity.
This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery Arts Council England and the Great Place Scheme OPDC we are excited to announce that we had the opportunity to create the first of its kind experience for participants to take part in.
We believe it can help improve the quality of life for individuals and their communities by illustrating the positive side that Hip Hop dance culture has to offer and using dance as a tool to inspire, motivate and unite young people whiles focusing on youth development, diversity, promoting physical, mental well- being and provide opportunities for them to channel their energy and creativity with a positive behavior in safe and family environment during these difficult times. We want to Celebrate diversity and work to achieve the creative potential in all young people attending the workshops, Social gatherings, Battles, and performances by training and supporting each individual regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion.
With over 450+ young people from all walks of life taking part in our first in-person program where we provided 10 weeks of hands-on creative media program, 22 fun and inspirational workshops in-person and Online led by some of the world's best educators and choreographers, educational seminars, showcase opportunities for both abled and neurodiverse dancers at our hip hop theatre showcase KONNECT! available both in-person and Online including volunteering opportunities and hosting the second edition of our international Hip Hop Dance battle event Ground Zero Live event on the 24th of April attended by spectators and dancers from all over the UK and Europe.
We are extremely overwhelmed by the response and involvement it had from everyone and we are grateful that our community event is growing into an internationally recognized event and program where young people from all walks of life feel welcome and safe whilst having fun, being inspired, and being educated on various art forms. We have accomplished our second of many Creating Society with dance program cultural development programs, providing an inspirational and interactive experience for all taking part. With the support and help of the National Lottery funding by Arts Council England, Ealing Council, OPDC and Local charity organisation ARTification we were able to put on once again a unique project which we aim to continue and grow further and enable more young people to take part in arts irrespective of where they live or what race, gender, social education or financial circumstances.
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION
The Cultural Development Creative Media program is designed to empower young people from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority groups aged 16-25 by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital filmmaking and media production.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“It was very eye-opening, took me out of my comfort zone, and made me feel very energized and more knowledgable. I feel like such a better dancer. it was an amazing experience.”
—Gemma Ben Salon, London
KONNECT! HIP HOP THEATRE
KONNECT! is a Brand New Hip Hop Showcase enabling both abled and neurodiverse dancers, and dance groups to activate their creativity in an intimate space by connecting and celebrating their artistic differences. An evening full of showcases from some of the finest and up-and-coming dancers/dance groups performing.