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Moving Portraits

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Moving Portraits – What does it mean to be me?

Join us for an innovative, accessible, screen dance event.

Moving Portraits captures and shares physical stories of people with complex disabilities, presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival.

Using the latest in SubPac Technology, the screen dance shorts can be experienced through vibration with audio description, as well as through the visual medium of film.

The event will celebrate the movements of the people Sense supports as well as the work of dance artists, utilising the latest technology to ensure access is at the heart of the work.

Each screening is fully relaxed with Captions, Audio Description and SubPac Technology embedded throughout.

As a relaxed event, we aim for access and inclusion at every level and therefore market the event as Pay What You Can. We know that price is a barrier for some and this new model aims to give everyone a chance to see our screening.

Led by

Directed by

Lisa Simpson and Sima Gonsai


People Dancing, Studio Wayne McGregor, Zoe Partington, Simon Webber, Art Makers, Becky Pringle, Flatpack Festival and Birmingham Rep

Funded by

Arts Council England and Doyle Cart

Screening Times

Each screening lasts approximately 20-30 minutes

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