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Backstage Event
Mulryan Centre for Dance, London
Thu 16 December 2021 - Mon 21 February 2022
Celebrating a Decade of Dancing

Celebrate a decade of English National Ballet’s flagship Dance for Parkinson’s programme by exploring our exhibition that enlivens the public spaces of the Mulryan Centre for Dance, English National Ballet’s home in east London. The exhibition presents three showcases of work, two creative research projects and a new commission produced to celebrate 10 years of the programme.

This includes Patterns of Perception, delivered in partnership with University College London and Central St Martins: Art & Textiles which concluded in 2019. The exhibition comprises a number of tapestries, photographs, words, and film which can be found in the Dorfman Foyer and in the Wigoder Gallery on Level 1.

Also featured is a photographic exhibition from More than Movement, delivered in partnership with BEAMLab, Manchester University. The photographs capture portraits of the dancers highlighting their own unique identities. This exhibition can be found on Level 1 as you exit the lifts.

On display are 21 new portrait photographs that were commissioned as part of our celebration, taken by Manchester-based photographer Chris Currie. Chris visited all the Dance for Parkinson’s hubs throughout November 2021 to capture these photographs of our Parkinson’s dancers from past and present, and can be found in the Wiogder Gallery on Level 1.

The exhibition has been curated collaboratively by creatives Ruairiadh O’Connell, Anne Marr and Chris Currie within the overall creative vision of the English National Ballet Engagement team.

The exhibition is open to the public during our building opening hours, please refer to the below.

Please always check this event page before you travel for any changes to our opening hours. 

Opening Times (please note that the building is closed to the public from 5 – 12 January, so the exhibition will not be accessible during this time. The Mulryan Centre for Dance will re-open to the public and the exhibition will be open during the below hours from 13 January.) 

Monday – Friday, 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm

The Dorfman Foyer and Wigoder Gallery on Level 1 of the Mulryan Centre for Dance.

Please follow the the current COVID guidelines such as wearing a mask and using hand sanitiser when available. If you are attending as part of a group of more than 10 people, to please call 020 7581 1245 beforehand to ensure we can accommodate you.

If you would like to see more of the work created as part of this much loved programme, watch brand new dance film Momenta on our YouTube channel. The film was co-created with participants with lived experience of Parkinson’s in collaboration with choreographer Ruth Brill, and Filmmaker Roswitha Chesher and Composer Charlotte Harding.

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