New Adventures - arts partner

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We are delighted to be working on this project to use our New Adventures signature style to bring joy and creativity to a care home in Essex. We recognise the importance of using this art form to improve the health and well-being of those most vulnerable within our communities.

Imogen Kinchin, Executive Director for New Adventures

New Adventures is an iconic and ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist. For over 30 years Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have delighted, inspired and nurtured people of all ages and backgrounds: audiences, artists and the next generation. We create world class productions and engaging projects, reaching thousands worldwide every year.

New Adventures has received numerous international awards and an incredible 12 Olivier Award nominations, including 6 wins. New Adventures has created 12 full-length productions and a triple-bill of short works. This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled millions of people worldwide. In 2019 the company premiered its 12th full-length production, Romeo and Juliet.

Investing in the future of dance and theatre, New Adventures engages in inclusive projects with thousands of people of all ages and ability, as well as emerging artists across the UK and around the world.

New Adventures Dance Artists Emily Piercy and Alan Vincent will be running a series of ten workshops with a group of residents from St. Fillans Care Home in Colchester. The aim will be to learn about the residents, discover stories about their lives and explore storytelling through movement. In October 2022, New Adventures Dance Artist Anjali Mehra will then direct and choreograph a short film inspired by the lives and stories of the residents, which will be devised with professional dancers from New Adventures company.

The film will be created by Tea Films and produced by New Adventures in November with release date to be announced shortly after.

Featured image above shows the first artist cohort meeting for Artists’ Residencies in Care Homes Essex