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Touch Compass – inspirational dancers with and without disabilities

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Many of us are fortunate that our bodies, despite the bits we don’t like, for the most part are whole and complete. We can move it in ways we want and exercise with ease.

Not so with everyone. Back in the ’90s I flatted (that’s a room-mate) with an inspiring woman, a dancer – Catherine Chappell, who had a vision to found a professional dance troupe, with both able bodied and people with disabilities. It was challenging, yet Catherine found funding, a studio to practice in, and an amazing group of passionate dancers with a huge range of physical abilities.

Her first show in 1997 was a triumph; entertaining, brilliant and highly professional.

Touch Compass Dance Company has now been producing critically acclaimed works for the last 15 years.

The latest show is on now. It is in Auckland, New Zealand. If you are in the vicinity – don’t miss it, you will be entertained, touched and inspired.

When: 27-30 June 2012. Evening performances at 7:30pm. School Matinees at 1pm 28-29 June.

Where: Q Theatre, Queen Street, Auckland

What: 15th Anniversary Season Run, Slip, Spring

Bookings: (09) 309 9771

Take a look at youtube clips here

http://www.youtube.com/user/touchcompass?feature=watch

 

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