DirtyFeet presents The Right Foot Project

DirtyFeet's The Right Foot ProjectSydney’s DirtyFeet, a not for profit contemporary dance organisation, will present The Right Foot Project in September and October. The Right Foot Project will offer dance workshops to people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years old. The workshops will be led by Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, a dancer who was recently awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship for excellence in integrated dance practice.


The Right Foot Project is a unique opportunity for emerging dancers with and without disability to connect with professional artists in a creative and inclusive way. Participants will have a hand in creating a short dance work over four weekends, which will be presented at the end of the block to friends and family. DirtyFeet Director Anthea Doropoulos says, “The feedback from the 2012 project was so positive that we decided to extend the original model to include more of these workshops open to the community.”


There is also a professional arm to the project this year, with four young aspiring dancers offered the opportunity to work more intensively in the studio. Sarah-Vyne Vassallo says that this experience “is essential for dancers with and without disability to experience the workings of a professional dance environment.” Former Restless Dance Theatre Artistic Director, Philip Channells, is mentoring the project and says The Right Foot “promises to narrow the divide between mainstream and integrated dance practice.”


The Right Foot Project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and Ageing, Disability and Home Care. It is scheduled for September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 12, and 13. It will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Redfern Town Hall each of those dates.


The project is open to all levels of ability for the ages of 14 to 26 years old. It will be suitable for low to moderate support needs. For more information, visit www.dirtyfeet.com.au.


Photo by Hayley Rose Photography.