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Dancing The Horizontal is an international exchange and collaboration program supported by the British Council,  in partnership with Yorkshire Dance and CSC dancehouse in Bassano del Grappa. 
Dancing The Horizontal proposes a deepening of artistic practice through exchange between three exceptional artists and their local communities of older adults. Innovation lies in the investigation of how working with non-professional dancers informs the practice of choreographers and expand definitions of beauty and excellence in dance. Working across digital and physical spaces with local communities, artists will deepen their practice and research in the field of co-production. The project will engender a shift in perceptions of hierarchies, challenging engrained attitudes towards community and professional practice; enabling the real-life realities of participants to expand choreographic work.

Artists for 2022
Acclaimed artists Silvia Gribaudi (Italy) and Kate Cox and Rachel Fullegar of Gracefool Collective (UK) each have a strong feminist, multi-disciplinary, practice around making professional work with non-professionals using humour as a powerful tool. Feminist, forthright, and fiercely funny, Gracefool Collective make wildly entertaining interdisciplinary contemporary performances about the absurdities of modern existence. Silvia Gribaudi’ s choreographic language intersects performing art, dance, and theatre, focused on enhancing the diversity and uniqueness of each person.

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Silvia Gribaudi residency in Leeds is part of the calendar of international activities of Boarding Pass Plus Dance, a project supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture.