Propel Dance – a brand-new, Birmingham-based, professional all wheelchair-user dance company is premiering the company’s first ever live performances with The Snow Queen.
The Snow Queen promises to be captivating and enthralling for all the family (ages 5+) and focuses on the origins of the queen who brings endless winters.
The production is a contemporary retelling through music and movement, based on the Hans Christian Anderson original story, brought to life by a talented company of professional wheelchair dancers.
Led by an all-female leadership team, the company was instigated and founded by Helen Mason, a Birmingham-based Dance Artist with a track record of making dance for and with disabled people for over twenty years.
Artistic Director Helen Mason said, “We care deeply about equity and equality of
opportunity. It’s why we exist. There are few professional opportunities for wheelchair dancers, and we want to be that change; to create something that enables progression and inspiration to the future generations. We stand for compassion, inclusion, and representation throughout our dance projects and opportunities. Guided by our shared values, Propel Dance hopes to inspire, lead and propel change in professional wheelchair dance.”
Dancer Rebecca Fowler said, “I’m very excited to work with Propel Dance and be part of this ground-breaking project. Wheelchair dancers have been part of inclusive dance companies before, but I am eager to work in an all-wheelchair-user dance company and learn together as we create the show. I hope this will create many more opportunities for wheelchair dancers and be the first of many shows for the company.”
To find out more visit: Propel Dance
Dates & Venues:
The Old Library, Mansfield – Friday 14 April
Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham – Sunday 23 April
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton – Thursday 27 April