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Vital Xposure is a disabled-led touring theatre company that promotes hidden voices with extraordinary stories to tell.
The company was founded by disabled artist and activist Julie McNamara, who led the company’s creative work and artistic vision for its first decade. From January 2021, the torch has been passed on to
Sue Austin is a multimedia, performance and installation artist. Over an extended period of time her practice has operated as a vehicle to open up a thinking space around the materiality of the wheelchair. This is being used as a metaphor to raise questions about the value of diversity to
Stopgap Dance Company create exhilarating dance productions. They employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.
Stopgap value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance.
Difference is our means and our method
As a charitable organisation, they openly share skills
The Signdance Collective is a touring performance company that was established in 2001. The company is culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm. From 1987 to 2000, the company directors pioneered "signdance theatre", a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music.
Mind the Gap is England’s largest learning disability theatre company that creates work for UK and international audiences.
Our vision is to work in an arts sector where there is equal opportunity for performers with learning disabilities: a world where performers are trained, respected and employed equally, and feature every day
Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is an internationally recognized physically integrated dance company from New York City whose mission is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. Through the singular choreographic direction of Heidi Latsky, HLD has produced riveting
Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, presenting a unique approach which:
boldly places disabled artists centre-stage in a diversity of new and existing plays
pioneers a radical dramatic language by exploring the 'aesthetics of access', creatively embedding a range of tools such as audio description and sign
Diverse City works nationally and internationally making shows that profile the work of artists from diverse groups.
It received one of the 19 Unlimited Commissions and produced Breathe - a show that opened the Olympic sailing events on Weymouth beach to an audience of 11,000.
In collaboration with Cirque Bijou, it set
Deaf Men Dancing is a unique and exciting dance company of all male highly trained professional dancers who are all deaf. DMD first worked together during a two-week workshop in August 2010 and subsequently presented work-in-progress to an audience of invited industry professionals on 13 August 2010. After receiving positive
Candoco is a world-leading professional dance company. Bridging the mainstream and the experimental, its bold approach and powerful collaborations create distinctive performances and far-reaching learning experiences. Candoco celebrates different ways of seeing, of being and of making art, putting the company at the forefront of conversation around dance and disability.