Body Image Schools Tour
In the 2016, we were successful in gaining funding for Preston Youth Dance Company from the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund to create and tour a new performance piece based on positive body image, alongside a workshop delivered by the Company dancers to other young people. During the devising process, dancers researched the issues of negative Boyd Image through social media for people of their age, explored their individuality and celebrated difference, mocking the ideas of body shapes and unrealistic selfies!
Working through devising, research and development and the production of an education workshop package was an incredible learning curve for the dancers and also allowed them to take their advocacy and leadership skills to the next level. In 2017, we received additional funding through the Lancashire Community Investment Fund for a second tour around schools and local organisations, reaching almost 1000 young people in total.
This performance and workshop package is available for booking. The workshop includes repertoire from the performance piece, creative tasks based on exploring your own thoughts on Body Image and the Media, and a discussion on how the work was made. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Education Programme Co-Ordinator, Hannah, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775 763522.