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Sponsored Project: Infinite Architecture-Performance
Read all about this fantastic project that we are sponsoring, put together by project Infinite, the personal project of a hard-working and inspirational student from Arts University Bournemouth....
National Architecture-Performance Tour Launches in Bournemouth
Saturday 29th August marks the Bournemouth launch of INFINITE, a performance project which will be touring the UK. INIFINITE will allow audience and performers to become united as one, demonstrating that disability does not mean a lack of ability. These first performances of INFINITE will take place in the central garden at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) at 12.30 and 2.00pm.
The performance is structured around a specially designed and commissioned set which consists of a series of architecture frames, creating a ‘Mountain’ set and presenting the opportunity for challenge and risk, potential and discovery, whilst contrasting freedom and constraint.
The driving force behind INIFINITE is Katie Thomas, a Master’s student at AUB, whose passion for fusing architecture and dance hopes to break boundaries within the realms of theatrical design, performance and disability. “INFINITE is about inspiring people to use their personal challenges as a motivation to succeed, instead of as a reason for giving up” explained Katie.
Shaw Trust, a charity that helps disabled and disadvantaged people into work across the United Kingdom, are a key sponsor of INFINITE. Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive of Shaw Trust, said:
“Shaw Trust is delighted to sponsor the development of an accessible performance set for the launch of INFINITE. It is important to promote greater inclusivity in the arts and help talented disabled performers to begin an exciting career in the industry. We are proud to be associated with this project and look forward to the launch.”
Inclusive performance group Diverse City are premiering a new performance at the launch. Claire Hodgson, CEO of Diverse City, said:
“We work to ensure that all people, irrespective of background and identity, have equal rights, opportunity and access to the performing arts. Collaborating with INFINITE allows us to explore new art forms and means that our work will be seen by wider audiences.”
Kirolite, a high-end wood joinery, lacquer finishing and solid surface fabricator based in Poole, have commissioned the build of the INFINITE set. Bonnie Randall, Managing Director of Kirolite, said:
“It is fantastic to see someone so passionate about a project that can significantly contribute to the breakdown of barriers that disabled people face."
More information can be found at facebook.com/infinitecharity or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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