Move Momentum celebrates a summer of inclusive dance at their showcase!
Move Momentum is a local dance charity based in Winchester, founded in 2016
by Louise Todino and started with their Academies. In 2018, Amanda Watkinson
took on the role of Project Manager for Move Momentum, overseeing all the
projects and developing the charity. Since then the charity has expanded to
deliver classes for over 65's as part of their GEMS project and then most recently
developed Liberate Dance, an exclusively wheelchair-based dance company,
alongside Vickie Simmonds, a GB Para Hockey player.
Move Momentum provides dance classes that are accessible, inclusive and
affordable for everyone. We support individuals’ mental and physical well-being
and focus on enriching their quality of life by creating accessible opportunities,
encouraging self-expression and supporting individuality.
On 18th July 2022 - Local Winchester dance charity Move Momentum hosted their 2022
Summer Showcase last month, celebrating a summer of inclusive dance.
The event, which
included performances from over 22 performers, was
sponsored by local property developer Gentian and was held at The University of
Winchester on the 18th June 2022.
“It really was a lovely occasion and so great to be able to attend a show in
person following all the Covid restrictions we've all been through. It looked like
everyone taking part was really enjoying themselves which is great and it must
have felt like a real sense of achievement to work on a project together and see
it come to fruition
.” - Gentian PA
Highlights from the Summer Show include two innovative Street Dance
performances from guest performers; Blue Apple Theatre, a crew style
performance from Stanmore Academy, choreographed by Kerry Chamberlain and
Ella Greenfield, as well as two group performances choreographed by the
Liberate Dance, the wheelchair exclusive group of Move Momentum, also did a
number of contemporary and commercial pieces.
“What an amazing performance. I was so impressed. It was an honour and
privilege to be in the audience today. You are doing an amazing job bringing
e to all.” - Trustee
Move Momentum staff
members Amanda Watkinson, Kerry Chamberlain and
Lizzie Sawyer finished off the event with a finale dance piece and the event.
The show had some great feedback from audience members:
“Thank you so much and genuine huge congratulations to abs
involved. You’ve really
lived up to your company name today. We’ve honestly
never seen such a fabulous live performance where there was so much
integration. As we left my mum said “I can’t stop smiling or I might start crying”.
It was just superb. So many happy faces, so much enjoyment, passion and real
talent. A massive achievement.” - Academy Parent