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The Change Foundation announce private screening of the film Desert Dancer

The Change Foundation announce private screening of the film Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer (UK15) tells the inspirational, true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, who risks everything to set up a dance company in Iran, where public dancing is strictly forbidden.

Date

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 19:00 to Tue, 02/07/2017 - 18:45

Location

The Institute of Contemporary Arts
United Kingdom

Directed by Richard Raymond, starring Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie, and choreographed by Akram Khan, this film is testament to the power of dance and the resilience of human spirit. Watch the trailer here.

There will be netoworking opportunities before and after the screening to learn about the work that Dance4Change does to promote positive change in the lives of young women and girls at risk of social isolation, many of whom are transitioning from the care system.

Dance4Change aims, through the power of dance, to encourage positive changes in the lives of young people, where and when they need it most. In 2015, Dance4Change empowered 17 young women aged 13 – 21 at risk of anti- social behaviour in Peckham, London, through dance and one-to-one mentoring sessions. Coaches’ observations showed that 80% of the group learned to express their feelings and aspirations through choreography and movement.

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