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UK’s First All-Wheelchair Professional Dance Company Announces Tour

The premier production of a brand-new professional all wheelchair-user dance company is to to

tour three venues across the Midlands.

Propel Dance will tour its reimagined version of the fairy tale The Snow Queen in April.

Led by an all-female leadership team, the company was instigated and founded by Helen Mason, a Birmingham-based Dance Artist with a track record of making dance for and with disabled people for over twenty years.

Suitable for ages 5+, The Snow Queen promises to be a captivating and enthralling dance production which focuses on the origins of the queen who brings endless winters.

It will be brought to life by a talented company of four professional wheelchair dancers, alongside a professional wheelchair musician.

The Snow Queen will visit The Old Library in Mansfield on Friday 14 April, Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on Sunday 23 April, and the Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton on Thursday 27 April.

“We care deeply about equity and equality of opportunity,” said Propel Dance’s Artistic Director Helen Mason.

“It’s why we exist. There are few professional opportunities for wheelchair dancers, and we want to be that change; to create something that enables progression and inspiration to the future generations.

“We stand for compassion, inclusion, and representation throughout our dance projects and opportunities. Guided by our shared values, Propel Dance hopes to inspire, lead and propel change in professional wheelchair dance.”

Propel Dance’s The Snow Queen is supported by the Arts Council England, Cerebral Palsy Midlands, Midlands Arts Centre, Inspire Youth Arts, Sense and Arena Theatre Wolverhampton.

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