Stopgap Dance Company - In Rehearsal

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In a few weeks Article19 will publish the first in a series of extensive feature pieces about professional dancers and dance students in the UK. One of our features concerns Stopgap company dancer Chris Pavia.

As we prepare these new feature pieces will we share some snippets prior to final publication so here are some photos from a recent rehearsal for Stopgap's current touring work 'Artificial Things'.

Stopgap are one of Europe's most well established inclusive dance companies working dancers that have both physical disabilities and learning difficulties. The company started as a community dance project in 1995 and has been growing ever since and they are now an international touring dance company.

The companies latest touring work is 'Artificial Things' and can be seen on this very website along with interviews with the company dancers and the company AD Lucy Bennet.

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Company dancer Chris Pavia takes part in morning class prior to rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Company dancer Laura Jones leads morning company class for the company prior to rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Stopgap Dance Company Artistic Director Lucy Bennet looks on as dancer Chris Pavia (foreground) teaches a section of morning class at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Company dancer Laura Jones leads morning company class for the company prior to rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Dancer Amy Butler rehearses 'Artificial Things' as company dancer Chris Pavia looks on at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Company dancer Chris Pavia takes part in rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Company dancer Amy Butler lifts dancer David Toole during rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

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Stopgap company dancer Chris Pavia during rehearsals for 'Artificial Things' at the Weydon Christian Centre in Farnham, Surrey

These photos are available for sharing and embedding via our Flickr account. This feature was funded in part by Arts Council England.

[ 'Artificial Things' Video on Article19 ]
[ Company Website ]

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