Here and Now

Here and Now is a national and local celebration of culture within communities. 40 brand new projects will take place in and around 40 arts centres across the country, led by artists and co-created with local people. The project is supported by Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

We have had the pleasure of working alongside Attenborough Arts Centre on this project which happened in two parts. The first part, we created bespoke, accessible choreography which we then shared with the 25,000-strong crowd at a Leicester Tigers game at Welford Road on 29th February 2020. During the game, Tigers launched their Inclusivity Celebration, along with sunflower lanyards and sensory backpacks. NDD, with around 40 dancers performed alongside the pitch with sunflowers at half time to spread the message that small adjustments can make life more accessible for everyone. Attenborough Arts Centre are supporting the creation of this work in order to forge a link between the local rugby community and the accessible arts space on their doorstep.

For the second part of the project, we worked with local film maker, Keith Allott, to create a film following a rugby fan. Listening to the commentary of a game, follow their journey as the action unfolds around them in the wider world. Check out our film Crouch, Bind, Set  below!

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