Let’s talk about young people’s mental health.
In 2017 we supported Hawk Dance Theatre with space and time to help them R&D a new performance work.
Initially created with men’s mental health in mind, subsequent HandsON test shows demonstrated its wider appeal, speaking on behalf of and resonating with a variety of other groups, including men.
Excited at its potential for reaching a wider and younger audience, initial discussions in late 2018 have resulted in HandsON: Butterflies & Black Holes.
With mental health problems affecting 1 in 10 children, we want to see how we can use dance, digital technology and live performance to support young people 11+, helping them better deal with the demands of a digital society.
Hawk Dance Theatre will be in residence at Ludus Dance for three days between the 18th & 20th of February, where they will work with Artistic Director Anthony Briggs to adapt and test a new version of the work for younger audiences.
On the 26th February they will take the show to a group of targeted young people in Kendal.
Stay tuned for further updates and developments.