In the Autumn of 2021 Dance Centred ran Wonder Women, a community project with dance at its heart exploring what it’s like to be a woman or girl. Their aim was to provide opportunities for girls and women to come together in a safe, welcoming and supportive space to enjoy being creative and physically active together through dance.
The project came about as a result of a multi-agency Clays Lockdown Community Support meeting that had identified a lack of provision in wellbeing support for women.
Following a process of consultation and dance taster sessions, Dance Centred ran a series of dance classes and workshops in local schools, at Bugle Methodist Hall and Treverbyn Hall.
All the sessions ran on a donation-only basis – just pay what you can if you can. This was made possible with funding from partners FEAST Cornwall, Hall For Cornwall, Cornwall Community Fund and Headstart with in kind support from Treverbyn Community Hall.
I was asked to collaborate on the project, whilst supporting media graduate Grace Toumi. Grace documented and we responded to the project with photography, film, audio installations as well as inviting responses from those who attended.
The project culminated in an intergenerational event at Treverbyn Hall where everyone shared their work.