CHAIR DANCING Fitness TAKE 2

Nicola Smith

29th November 2020 - 13th December 2020

Introduction by Amina Atiq


CHAIR DANCING Fitness TAKE 2 - Audio Described 



CHAIR DANCING Fitness TAKE 2 - BSL



CHAIR DANCING Fitness TAKE 2 - with captions


Inspired by Jodi Stolove’s YouTube video ‘Life's A Celebration’, artist Nicola Smith and her collaborators break down the uniformity of the well-rehearsed participants precisely following verbal instructions to examine the ways that conditions and disabilities impact on a person’s mobility, or how they interpret information.


Although attempting inspiration from this traditionally framed video regime, each performer’s contribution is conditioned by their own interpretation and disability.


Smith’s ADHD impacts on her ability to follow verbal instructions, and she’ll be working with wheelchair performers Kevin French who works across choreography, dance and live art, Monique Jarrett who is a model, public figure, and professional ballroom chair dancer, and Adele Fowles (Another Adele), a neurodivergent artist, freestyle dancer and former chair dancing teacher.


With a combination of visible and invisible disabilities, these artists and performers reinterpret Chair Dancing, challenging perceptions that everyone should move and look the same way, revealing how each individual’s social reality causes them to move in their own unique ways, directing their own bodies in space.  

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Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

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Performance Times

  • Available all day from: 8:00am Wednesday 02 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Thursday 03 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Friday 04 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Saturday 05 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Sunday 06 December
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  • Available all day from: 8:00am Wednesday 09 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Thursday 10 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Friday 11 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Saturday 12 December
  • Available all day from: 8:00am Sunday 13 December

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