New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

NewMotion55 - Drama and Dance for older people.

To expand & promote our vibrant dance & drama classes for people aged 55+ by forming an in house dance & drama company called 'New Motion', based in our new creative learning studio, a legacy to film director Anthony Minghella.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (271976)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£16,180

Amount raised

£11,467

Donations

36

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • "Its realising that you can still do it and do it well"

    — Diana Moon Arundel

  • " I get lost in the movement and lost in the music"

    — Diana Moon Arundel

  • "Its realising that you can still do it and do it well"

    — Diana Moon Arundel

  • " I get lost in the movement and lost in the music"

    — Diana Moon Arundel

Situation

We aim to overcome a lack of creative opportunities for older people in our area. Portsmouth has a reputation as a low achieving and low aspiration city with reduced life chances. We believe participation in the arts can and does contribute to mental & physical well-being but funding for this area is limited. New Motion will prioritise regular contemporary dance and drama classes, workshops and performance opportunities for this vibrant age group.

Solution

Forming 'New Motion' gives our work with older people a positive identity which will increase their opportunities to develop and experience public performances. We offer them the chance to participate in dance and drama workshops with experienced professional practitioners. These classes and workshops enable the participants to learn new skills, explore their imaginations and create quality collaborative drama & dance pieces in a social, fun and creative environment.