Rosie Heafford is a disabled choreographer and Artistic Director of Second Hand Dance. Established in 2013, Second Hand Dance have toured the globe – from the UK to Europe, China, Canada, and the USA. They create beautiful, sensory live dance experiences with a rich visual and participatory aesthetic such as “We Touch We Play We Dance”, a celebratory dance performance for ages zero to three that’s currently touring and “Grass”, a show for ages two to seven that has performed over 20 times to nearly 15,000 audience members since 2015. Since 2020, Second Hand Dance has developed digital dance films for young audiences with access at their heart, experimenting with creating access tools such as audio description for children by children. Collaboration with audiences is vital in the creation and performance of Heafford’s work. With every project she makes, she engages with children and adults throughout the research. Dancing together, talking together, observing together, and allowing this to inform her creative decisions. Second Hand Dance believe that audiences of all ages, including babies, deserve a world where dance, empathy and play are central to our lives and as vital and fluent as language.
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