This summer, Ludus Dance, Fable Arts and the fantastic staff at the Clifton Hospital in Lytham are working with a group of young people, aged 16 to 25, to create their own Dare To Be Great experience, while helping local people living with dementia remember theirs.
The young people, from Fylde and beyond, will help to find the stories that have steered the lives of local people, now living with dementia, in different directions and catapulted them towards places and people they might never have met: events that changed their lives for the better.
From these stories, the young people will work with the Ludus Dance team to create an inspiring dance piece that will be performed at Lytham Festival (2nd to 6th August) and other outdoor locations.
The group will learn:
- how to support and communicate with patients living with dementia
- how to interview, record, film, edit and transcribe oral history stories to create quality sound pieces
to develop devising, choreographic, technical and performance skills
- to develop a piece of physical theatre specifically designed for outdoor and other public spaces
and to work towards either a Silver or Gold Arts Award
The young people and team have already taken part in a bespoke dementia training with the staff at Clifton Hospital and, over the next couple of weekends, they are enjoying taking part in their first intensive creative sessions.
The deadline for young people to apply has passed but we are still able to take young people into the project by recommendation. If you know a young person who would have something great to contribute, or for whom this project would have a great impact, please contact Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org.