Pojie Arts is looking to train and recruit workshop leaders to run inclusive dance and movement groups. The training workshops are open to anyone interested in learning more about inclusive dance. Currently, participants are predominantly adults with intellectual disabilities. Twenty adults with intellectual disabilities are waiting for class to resume. These adults rely on dance class as an opportunity to communicate, exercise and get creative. Dance class supports all facets of physical, social and personal development. Without this provision many people have no access to any enrichment or education opportunities and are in danger of social isolation.
The training will take place over two days in Dongcheng District, Beijing:
Day one (28th November):
Leading dance for groups with mixed needs (a focus on delivering dance to people with Intellectual Disabilities).
9.30am - 12.15pm - What is Pojie Arts and what is inclusive dance? - The aims: Creativity, Co-operation, Communication. - Warming up, Creative tasks and Cooling down.
Day two (6th December):
9.30am - 12.15pm - What is inclusive performance? - Ways in: Starting points and paths of development. - Other things to think about.
12.15 - 1.00pm LUNCH
1.00pm - 2.00pm - Open workshop - putting it all into practice - 1 hour
Rosey Feltham is a New Zealand dance artist and teacher based in China since 2009. She
graduated from Unitec University in Auckland with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts,
Contemporary Dance. Rosey co-founded BackLit Productions, a contemporary dance company
at the forefront of innovative dance in New Zealand. The company gained a reputation for
fusing virtuoso performances with stunning visual elements toured nationally. Rosey has taught
contemporary dance technique at the Performing Arts School of New Zealand and ballet at Les
Mills. She is co-founder of Pojie Arts.
Georgie Cockburn is a British dance artist with 10 years experience collaborating with arts
organisations and NGOs internationally. Georgie has a BA in Theatre Arts and Dance and an
MA in Theatre and International Development. She has a foundational qualification in Dance
Movement Psychotherapy and has led international research projects focused on inclusive
education. Georgie worked for six years as a Dance Artist in London with companies such as
Tate Modern, the Laban Centre, Candoco, New Adventures and Wayne McGregor | Random
Dance developing disability and community arts practice and consulting on the development of
dance in the UK. Georgie is co-founder of Pojie Arts.
Cheryl Yeam is a rights specialist with extensive experience in dance. She has 10 years
experience with children and youth-centered programs in China, Thailand, India, Uganda,
Honduras, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Canada with specialization in children in difficult
circumstances. Cheryl also has 6+ years experience in child rights, protection, participation,
holistic child development, with a focus on China. Cheryl performs regularly in Beijing with
The Lunatic Moires and has worked with Pojie Arts for two years.
This course is free to anyone who has volunteered with or would like to be involved with Pojie's work.
For others there is a suggested fee of 250RMB for each day.
These funds go directly towards supporting ongoing basic provision in 2016.
Beijing BISS International School
No 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029
People's Republic of China
Anhuaqiao Subway stop，line 8， Exit C2