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from Apr 26 2022
to Apr 27 2022

Spazio Fattoria - Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini 4, Milano

Train the trainers, train the artists

Laura Jones e Cherie Brennan | Stopgap Dance Company

Join Stopgap Dance Company artists Laura Jones and Cherie Brennan to expand your inclusive dance practice.

This workshop will give away top tips and skills helping inform your current knowledge and is suitable for those who have experience in this area and those who are interested in discovering something new.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  • Inclusive Approach – An introduction to open language
    Stopgap’s approach to teaching (inclusion & rigour), What is open language & why do we use it?

  • Learning Differently
    To develop understanding of supporting dancers/people with learning disabilities (how everyone learns differently). Supported by an example class, with tools and tips Stopgap have learnt over the last 25 years of teaching.

Realizzato grazie al supporto di ed Europa Creativa

Stopgap Dance Company

The very name of the Stopgap Dance Company, the British company directed by Lucy Bennett, reveals its goals: no differences and no divisions,. By integrating disabled and non-disabled artists, Stopgap engages in productions in which interdependence, human strength and vulnerability are interweaved with poetic realism. This inclusive choreography is expressed by dancers who have been working together for over a decade, joined by a younger generation, in order to overcome the concept of repertoire company and constantly take on new artistic challenges for the stage and for outdoor spaces. Lucy Bennet explains that “working together through integrated dance means discovering a new dance vocabulary. We use our different bodies, experiences and learning styles to find alternative ways of expression and movement, while being aware that difference is our means and our method.


Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 April from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Before enrolling, please check our page to be informed of what is required to access our spaces and participate in the workshops!


50 euros

You can proceed with the registration by email to info@orienteoccidente.it and sending the registration form.

Workshops are only activated when a minimum number of participants is reached: hurry up and send your registration!

The registration fee will not be refunded in any case, except for health reasons or for cancellation of the activity due to the COVID-19 situation.