11 Million Reasons

11 Million Reasons commissioned by People Dancing, with photographer Sean Goldthorpe is a photographic exhibition, with a mission to positively profile Deaf and disabled people who dance. Experience powerful visuals by emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe, who was commissioned to create images inspired by iconic dance moments in film. The exhibition is presented in SPACE (Sound-Performance-Art-Community-Engagement), with original music by Jen Steiner.

“I hope people will look at these images and smile, sense what a great time we all had making them and see disabled dancers – and disabled people more generally – in a new and refreshing light.”
Sean Goldthorpe, Photographer

Conceptualised by People Dancing in 2014, the 11 Million Reasons project developed from a core vision to ‘desegregate’ Deaf and disabled people from anyone else that dances and to help facilitate a change in perceptions that can surround disabled people dancing. Within the photographs Deaf and disabled people are centre stage, re-imagining iconic roles from well-known and loved films from a diversity of genres.

Why is this part of Doing Things Differently?
11 Million Reasons offers a different take on disability and dance, demonstrating how photography can reach audiences that wouldn’t normally access disability arts.

Audio Description for this exhibition is by Jazlyn Pinckney.

Behind the scenes video:

The Venue
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