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Hand (me) with care at Hype Dance

10 Aug 2022

Noémie Soula presents ‘Handle (me) with care’ with Hype Dance this week. This research collaboration uses arts-based methods to explore the relationship between bedridden patients and their caregivers during dressing rituals. The work is funded by Arts Council England and Research England.

During a period of research and development, Noémie has been working with two dancers and a movement artist / choreographer to understand and deconstruct the movements executed during the dressing of older people in care by re-enacting dressing rituals, using performance research methods.

The aim of this research is to explore whether the use of art-based and performance research methods, such as dance and textile creations, can lead to a new understanding of the relationship between a person with reduced mobility and their carers, during dressing ritual

This project will culminate in a sharing of the dance theatre on Friday 12th August at 19:00 at Hype Dance Studio Theatre, Sheffield. There will be some research materials on display, a short Q&A session after the sharing and a chance for an informal social exchange at the end. The event will last approximately 1 hour.

This work is funded through Lab4Living’s enquiry into the 100 Year Life. Noémi previously presented her ‘Handle (me) with care’ research at last year’s SDEA Theatre Arts Conference. Hype Dance Company was established in 2004 with the aim of bringing dance to as many people as possible through lessons, workshops and performances.

Date: Friday 12th August at 19:00
Location: 60 Upper Allen Street, Sheffield S3 7GL
Booking: Seating is limited – please save your seat by emailing