And Then Came icandance is a project focusing on young people with disabilities who find self-expression through dance. Their stories, highlighting the humour and hardships of living with disability, are revealed through images and quotes from interviews with participants and their mothers. We hope these narratives will draw the audience into their world and offer a view of their challenges and accomplishments.
icandance is a London-based charity founded by Juliet Diener, dedicated to bringing the power of dance to the wider community and encouraging the public to focus on the individual in the light of their abilities rather than their constraints.
Myself and Tamara Pollock (Writer) were inspired to create this work by our daughters, Billie-Jo and Georgia, who have been attending icandance for ten years and are featured in this project. Our goal is to shed light on the amazing work icandance does in enriching the lives of young people and their families and challenging the common perceptions of disability. We were touched by the generosity and hospitality of the families we visited in the course of this project – we have loved creating it.