Artificial Things featuring David Toole to be broadcast on BBC


In memory of Dave Toole and to mark 25th anniversary of Disability Discrimination Act, BBC Arts are broadcasting our dance film Artificial Things on Weds 18 November on BBC Four. The film will then be available for UK audience on iPlayer and on our YouTube channel for worldwide audience.

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In this award-winning dance film, director Sophie Fiennes collaborates with choreographer Lucy Bennett to reimagine Stopgap Dance Company’s stage production Artificial Things.

Cast from Artificial Things film

Image Description: The cast from the Artificial Things film on location in a derelict shopping centre. They are grouped together, all looking straight and unsmiling into the camera. Chris Pavia is standing behind a white counter, hands pressed flat on the counter's surface. He is wearing a beige suit, white shirt and dusty pink tie. The other cast members are in front of the counter. Laura Jones is sitting in her wheelchair, one leg crossed over the other. She is wearing a light blue blouse, light grey trousers and black heels. Amy Butler is sitting sideways on a chair next to her, dressed in a light blue skirt and a top with light blue and white diagonal stripes. Next to her stands David Willdridge, their bodies facing each other. He is wearing a checkered shirt and dark grey trousers. Dave Toole is sitting on the floor before Laura's wheelchair, dressed in a dusty pink shirt.

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Stopgap are also helping Dave’s family collect donations to support the next generaiton of disabled dancers in his memory. Click here to find out more.

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