Dance performance created by Artists with a learning disability
Corali is a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability.
We explore the relationship between performers with and without a learning disability, between dance and other art forms, and between professional and participatory artwork.
We have an two main strands of work, Engagement and Performance.
Corali’s work has two main strands:
1. An artistic programme: we make original, professional performance work by a core company of performers with a learning disability. We show this in a variety of spaces, from community settings to high-profile venues such as Tate Modern and Southbank Centre, with whom we have long-standing relationships. Every piece of work we make is collaborative, meaning that our artists‘ voices are always central to the creative process. We support the personal and professional development of our performers through individual and group mentoring.
2. An engagement and outreach programme: we run a youth company, adult community dance class and a programme of outreach workshops for schools and other community settings. This complements our artistic programme and means we can offer creative opportunities to many more people with a learning disability. Our engagement and outreach work is always delivered by an integrated team; this means that one of our artists with a learning disability co-facilitates any session. The benefits are a) our artists receive skills and training in facilitation and b) our participants have vital role models.
Corali has a strong track record of partnership working. Current partners include venues and arts organisations across the capital and beyond, such as Tate, British Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Ovalhouse, Access All Areas, Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth) and Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester).
In 2019 Corali celebrates its 30th birthday.