meet the artist: charlotte armitage
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Charlie is a Community Dance Artist working inclusively to deliver dance that is fun and accessible for everyone – whether seated or standing, younger or older. She has been working with darts since September 2018 and says “We always have such fun in all our sessions and we all love just dancing with one another, but I particularly love those sessions where everyone feels relaxed enough to really have some creative fun together and give me some ideas and inspiration!“
Charlie created the Dancing In Driveways initiative from her home. This was for her family and neighbours on her road, where everyone dances together at a social distance from their driveways, gardens and windows. She says: “It was such a joy and a tonic to see each other every day and have some time to just dance, particularly for those who live alone or were isolating.”
For darts at Home, Charlie adapted her face to face Dance On activity by recording dance videos for online use, leading live Zoom dance sessions and creating new ways of reaching people who were more isolated or who didn’t have access to the internet. She says:
Although it is so hard when you are an artist for whom the face to face contact, touch and being together in one space is what you are all about, it was rewarding as we have learnt to find a creative way through a difficult time and to keep in touch.