Ramped - Dance - Play
At the core of Ramped activity is an investment in supporting and developing inclusive art practices. Through performance research, coaching and participatory practice we initiate and contribute to conversations about access.
Ramped was launched in January 2022 and within our first 18 months of activity, we received support from Arts Council England, English Heritage, National Trust, Clore Leadership and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. This support allowed us to create and tour Off-Centre our inaugural production with embedded audio-description which toured England from September 2022 to May 2023 reaching thousands of audiences in unique and historical settings.
Underpinning every we do is an investment in coaching practices as a way to support the work we do on multiple levels; from supporting the artists we engage on an individual basis to a fuller application of organisational coaching which informs planning, delivery, and also the creative processes which is "starkly different from anything I have ever experienced" (Company dance Melina Soffocleus).
Coaching and mentoring is then equally integral to all participatory activity. Again, its offered to individuals and groups and underpins our approach to workshop activity.