Big Jigsaw - Access and Inclusion

Access and Inclusion

Big Jigsaw is Dancefest's access and inclusion programme, which aims to challenge, surprise and push boundaries in inclusive dance, working with disabled and non-disabled people of all ages and abilities. 

Jigsaw Performance Company (16+)
An inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers who meet at 5-7m on Wednesdays in Hereford.

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Access and Inclusion in Education

We can create bespoke projects for schools and colleges inspired by different themes or curriculum-based activities. Schools can be part of local cluster sharings that Dancefest organises or become part of our larger scale performance projects.

Come Travel with Me
A day of participatory movement and visual arts that takes place in and around our 'dance yurt’. It's suitable for special and primary schools, and the yurt can be erected in your school hall or a suitable outdoor space. Based on the book ‘We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt’ by Steve Metzger, Come Travel with Me explores the world of trees.

The Communication Tree DVD

If you'd like a DVD of The Communication Tree, our inclusive performance that took place at the Couryard in July 2018, you can download and post this form with payment or contact The Music Pool if you'd like to pay online 

Get in touch

Michele Holder is our Dance Development Team Leader (Access and Inclusion) and you can contact her about any aspect of our inclusive work.

Michele's direct number: 07779 507593 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) michele@dancefest.co.uk

Venues

Most of the venues we use are accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility but please contact the Dancefest office to check accessibility for the venue where your class takes place.

Equipment available from Dancefest

We have a range of resources which are available to loan to groups working with disabled people of all ages. Funded by the Pippin Trust, they include:

  • parachutes
  • inflatable floating shapes
  • large body elastics
  • stretchy fabrics
  • octobands
  • glitter balls. 

If you'ld like to use any of our resources for workshops or events please contact Michele Holder.