The Awakening is a quiet but simmering disruption in outdoor spaces. Choreographed by learning disabled dance artist Chris Pavia, who refers to himself as ‘unique’, The Awakening involves individuals trapped in a strange but mesmerising ritual.
Advocating for learning disabled dance artists
Stopgap Dance Company is a specialist in nurturing talented learning disabled dance artists, and we have the creative team who comprehend the artistic vision of these artists and help it come to life.
We believe that learning disabled dance artists like Chris Pavia can make works of a high standard given the right creative team and the support, and The Awakening has been an opportunity to demonstrate this to promoters and audiences.
Stopgap Dance Company is working with a number of festivals in summer 2014 to make Chris the first learning disabled dance artist ever to make work for national touring, and we look forward to working with more festivals to change public perceptions about art and learning disability.
An amazing premiere by @Stopgapdance & Chris Pavia's new outdoor work. The company are on fire this week - and lots of bookings now!— East London Dance (@EastLondonDance) May 16, 2014
Artistic Director & Choreographer
Amy Butler, Siobhan Hayes, Nadenh Poan, Hannah Sampson and Tomos Young
Hair and Make-up Design
The Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival with support from Arts Council England, University of Surrey and Wellington College