Love Strictly Come Dancing?
Love expressing yourself through culture?
Then you might love being involved in an exciting new project called Strictly Inclusive: Past, Present and Future, led by Coventry University, Centre for Dance Research, as part of the BBC’s Centenary celebrations this year.
We’re looking for volunteers to come along, watch clips of Strictly Come Dancing footage and talk about how gender and sexuality are represented as part of a brilliant project called Strictly Inclusive.
We’re really interested to hear people’s views, especially those who identify as LGBT+, in a workshop using smart phones and stop motion animation. Stop motion is one of the earliest forms of animation and is where clips are captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement.
Your thoughts and feelings will be used by two local LGBT+ artists to inspire two new pieces of art, all of which will be recorded too and added to a final film launching on the BBC website.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate your love for Strictly Come Dancing and art… whether you’d like to join one of our focus groups on Wednesday 20th July or whether you’re an artist interested in applying for one of our £2,500 commissions.
Here are the details you need to know:
FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS:
– We’re paying £15 to cover expenses and access costs, plus we’ll also provide food and beverages during the sessions
– We’re holding these sessions in late July at the Belgrade, 3-6pm
– You’ll need yourself, your opinions, your feelings and your love (or not!) for Strictly Come Dancing
– We’re looking for two local/regional LGBT+ artists; we’ll want to see some examples of recent work, but that’s about it!
– Your medium can be related to body, movement and/or dance, with the artistic response delivered in a film format
– We will pay each LGBT+ artists £2,500 to attend focus group, use the outcomes to inform an original work and to produce a short film