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Sunday, June 18, 2023


 (Above: FLATFOOT and the FLATFOOT Downie Dance Company in Lliane Loots's "same difference" (2022). Dancers: (L to R) Sifiso Khumalo, Zinhle Nzama, Karl Hebbelman, Kevin Govender, Charles Phillips and Michaela Munro. Photo by Val Adamson)

Deadline: Workshop applications closes on Thursday June 15 at 14h00.

FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY is opening up its access spaces to run dance workshops specifically aimed at adult (over 16yrs) dancers living with both intellectual and physical disabilities.

FLATFOOT is both nationally and internationally renowned for spearheading dance programmes that work on inclusive dance practices and are looking to encourage new dancers to come and experience their work.

Workshop One will be held on June 20 from 10h00 to 13h00. This one-off workshop is aimed at dancers living with intellectual disabilities, and specifically (though not exclusively) to continue with FLATFOOT’s 7-year programme of working with dancers with Down Syndrome. (Age 16 and over only.)

(Left: FLATFOOT's Jabu Siphika and Zinhle Nzama with wheelchair dancer Julia Pitt in Lliane Loots's "perpetual motions" (2022). Photo by Val Adamson)

Workshop Two will be held on June 22 & 23 from 14h00 to 16h30 (both days) and dancers must be free for both sessions. These two joint workshops on June 22 and 23 are aimed at dancers with physical disabilities, and dancers who are wheelchair users are definitely encouraged. (Age 16 and over only.)

Interested participants living with a disability and interested in joining these open and free dance workshops, must register. To book a place at these workshops email FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY on telling them who you are, which workshop you wish to participate in and, after this, FLATFOOT will make contact to confirm your space and to talk about any special access needs you may have.

FLATFOOT is partnering with The Sharks Business Centre to deliver this programme and the venue for workshops is Hollywood Kings Park, The Sharks Business Centre, Kings Park (Basil Medway Room).

Space is limited and it is first come, first in.  Workshop applications closes on Thursday 15 June at 14h00.