Celebrating Diversity Through Dance
|Positive change in mental well-being||85%|
|Improved sense of belonging to the community||90%|
|Positive change in physical health||85%|
|Value created by every £1 invested||£4.45|
by Social Value Cymru 2022
DANCE WITH US
Check out our timetable of classes and workshops.
We have activities for people of all ages and backgrounds including free classes in Bristol and Liverpool.
What people say
“Dance is the most popular activity in our programme now”
Support Worker at the Peony Project
‘Movema has a great approach to teaching, great in sharing cultural knowledge’
World Fusion Class participant
What We Do
‘We can share experiences bringing the community together. Seeing the whole world as a big family without barriers allows everyone to appreciate each other’s culture’
Children and Young People
‘We have seen some developments in B’s mindset and approach to performance, focusing on positive thinking and positive reflections’
Unlock the Box Youth project
I love the way diversity is really embedded in the [performance] work, it’s the real deal and there’s a sense of warmth and celebration that comes through.
Angus MacKechnie, Director of Outdoor Arts UK
Building a relationship with Movema and other artists, and knowing that additional support is available has made me more confident to pursue learning and working in the field.
Bristol Refugee Festival
In June we hosted Celebrate With Me for the second year! It was an uplifting programme of dance and music from around the world including people with lived experience from refugee communities.
Movema dancers performed their Global Folk choreography as part of the incredible Eurovision Blue and Yellow Submarine Parade in Liverpool! With movements from English, Ukrainian and Indian folk dance.
Dancers from our weekly World Fusion, Bristol group performed at the Happy Diwali event run by Avon Indian Community Association, Southern brooks and South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network, in Thornbury
For the 14th year, Movema ran the Oyé Active Zone as part of the festival weekend! Hundreds of people joined us to dance, drum and take part in wellbeing activities for free, whilst thousands of people watched the amazing performances.
What Guides Us
Movema celebrates diversity through dance, creating safe spaces for different communities to come together and learn about each other through high-quality arts experiences.
New Liverpool Class
We’re excited to announce a new World Fusion class for adults on Mondays 6-7pm at 24 Hope Street.
There will be performance opportunities including Lunar New Year.
We are celebrating the second year of Wildfire Rising, an artist development programme that remove barriers of inequality by investing in and supporting Global Majority dance artists. Led in collaboration with Cheshire Dance & funded by Arts Council England.
Partnership with SGREN
During the past year we have worked with South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network on a project to promote awareness of diverse cultures in the region. We are currently visiting the second primary school of the programme.
Stronger Together Liverpool
Thanks to the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’, and Elizabeth Rathbone Trust, we are so glad to be able to offer free classes for women on Tuesdays at 12.30pm at 24 Hope Street, Liverpool. Project runs until 12th December 23.
The pupils who took part in the performance have all had such a fantastic experience and the whole school was delighted to enjoy the presentation of the rehearsals and performance. Inspirational!Cath Piercy, Childwall Abbey School