11 Million Reasons to Dance is a life affirming photography exhibition inspired by iconic dance scenes from film, all re-imagined by Deaf and disabled people who dance. The title of the exhibition reflects the fact there are more than 11 million disabled people in the UK.
The exhibition and supporting films present a series of thought-provoking takes on great cinematic set-pieces, like Gene Kelly singing in the rain, for example, Billy Elliot dancing his heart out before his dad and Moira Shearer playing a young ballerina in The Red Shoes.
With support from Unlimited Impact, People Dancing; the UK development organisation and membership body for participatory dance commissioned emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe to work with the dancers to create 20 high quality images.
A UK and world tour is now bringing these subtly captured moments of dance magic to a bigger arts audience and wider public, moving the viewer with their style, passion and provocative wit, challenging us all to appreciate the energy, creativity and diversity of Deaf and disabled people who dance.
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