Inspired Communities Year Review

Participation, Engagement, Inspiration

Dance Woking seeks to engage with the diverse and unique communities that make up Woking in innovative and creative ways.

We do this by working with Community leaders to create a series of engagement activities such as Imagine Kantha a Visual Art and Dance Project in partnership with Liaise Women’s Centre, Woking and Amina Khayyam Dance with funding support from Big Lottery – Awards For All, Arts Council England and Woking Borough Council.

Imagine Kantha saw 9 groups and 125 participants have a hybrid of online and face to face sessions to produce d movement and art project. Experienced choreographer and dancer, Amina Khayyam lead the movement element of this project where the stories created through the visual art were brought to life using hand gestures and Kathak, one of the main traditional Indian forms of classical dance-drama. This culminated in a pop up performance gallery in Woking’s Peacock Centre.

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Summer 2021 also saw our Kingsmoor Park Residency which saw us facilitate street/urban dance sessions, Parkour and live performances for over 50 participants over 3 weeks.

Dance Woking would like to thank our partners for collaborating with us this year: Women’s Liaise Centre, Woking Women’s Centre, Woking Borough Council Youth Team, Maybury Primary School., St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic School, Woking Borough Council, Peacocks Shopping Centre, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing