Jesal Patel | Working in Lockdown

Jesal Patel | Working in Lockdown

Creating the Dance Well digital films for the older adults’ group I work with was a bit of a challenge for me. Firstly, I am not a fan of being in front of/talking into the camera. However, the more I did it, the more relaxed I felt. I managed to figure out how to position the camera, where to look and …

Hiten Mistry | Working in Lockdown

Hiten Mistry | Working in Lockdown

I found this lockdown very challenging as I hardly ever work from home. I have only ever majorly done my dance training and regular practice outside of the home envi-ronment. I often struggled to get the work done. As dance artists we are so used to working outside of our home that…

Archita Kumar | Working in Lockdown

Archita Kumar | Working in Lockdown

For me, lockdown has been a great opportunity to think about and discuss what exactly we are delivering through Dance Well and why. Creating the Dance Well digital films was a new experience for me. In a face-to-face setting, participants contribute to the direction in which an activity can go and…

Sophie Holland | Working in Lockdown

Sophie Holland | Working in Lockdown

It goes without saying that the past few months have been a period of huge change for us all. As a dance artist who works a lot in the community, if you had asked me back in March what my new working life would look like, I couldn’t have guessed. Some of my teaching went online but I couldn’t see how my Dance Well hospital sessions could…

Priyanka Chauhan | Working in Lockdown

Priyanka Chauhan | Working in Lockdown

I am grateful for Akademi’s dedication to reaching out to our community groups of older adults throughout the lockdown period of COVID-19. Not only did this mean that as a free-lance community arts practitioner I was able to continue to work but it also meant that we could soften the abrupt end to the sessions that we and everyone in our classes faced. The group I was working with had a performance planned…

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