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Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Navigating an injury can be tough. Physically – you can find some relevant advice on our previous post – and mentally. The effects of an injury on our mental health can at times be glossed over, or relegated to second priority after our physical state.   "It's my...

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Dancing Through An Injury: Psychological

Dancing Through An Injury: Physical

To start, heed these words: Don't dance when you're injured! 'What's the point of this post then?' you ask. This is for those of you who have begun a rehearsal or job process and suffered an acute injury during said process. Although, in the name of activism, the best...

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Becoming A Dynamic Dancer

Becoming A Dynamic Dancer

Dynamic – Positive in attitude, full of energy and new ideas / A force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process   Trace the timeline of Hip hop dance through to the 60s and you'll see nothing but dynamism; it's a constant thread. Breakers...

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3 Tips To Improve Your Freestyle

3 Tips To Improve Your Freestyle

Who knew there would be so much difficulty in just being free? As dancers, we become used to (and comfortable with) certain restrictions our styles provide. There's a structure in place. Specific names for specific movements. We adopt a dogmatic approach to mastering...

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Dissecting Reflections: For The Ambitious

Dissecting Reflections: For The Ambitious

Our body of work ‘Reflections’ isn’t just about raising awareness. It’s a fight to keep mental healthcare at the tip of our tongues. Spoken word poetry lend itself perfectly as a storytelling medium, used for that very same goal. For the sake of clarification,...

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Dissecting Reflections: Depressive Love Affair

Dissecting Reflections: Depressive Love Affair

Depression, according to Mind charity, is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. It can mean just being in low spirits, leaving you able to function on a day to day basis; or can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal...

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Dissecting Reflections: Facing Insecurity

Dissecting Reflections: Facing Insecurity

Reflections is a body of work with a heavy burden of raising more awareness about mental health illnesses and instigating concrete action. It is theatre. It is dance. It is poetry. But each poem is an attempt at uncovering the many complex layers many faced when...

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Not-For-Profit

Not-For-Profit

We are now not-for-profit! You may be aware that Body Politic are going through some exciting changes. We are soon-to-be registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. What does this mean? Ultimately, it means that the company will operate as not-for-profit. As the...

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Pros and Cons: Learning in a Workshop environment

Pros and Cons: Learning in a Workshop environment

Workshops are one-off opportunities to learn and, at times, experiment with diverse styles of dance we may not be able to try regularly. Or sometimes, we just want more of something we've done before. They are more open to dancers of all skill and experience levels,...

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