WIRED nominated for National Lottery Awards

Published on Friday 29 June, 2018

As Expressions 2018 approaches, we’re delighted to see that George Williams’ WIRED, which was premièred at last year's Expressions, is a finalist in the National Lottery Awards.

George, who has a learning disability, created WIRED, his first solo piece in 2017 with support from TIN Arts and National Lottery funding. The piece incorporates contemporary dance, street dance and parkour, illustrating George’s bedroom which is a hive of activity, a centre of his world, where everyday objects become a playground. 

George Williams in WIRED. Photo Jo Dean.

George's outstanding ability to create and perform complex movement  was recognised when he became the first ever dancer with a learning disability to audition for the National Youth Dance Company of England, joining the company for an extensive national tour. In 2018 with touring support from Without Walls Consortium, George has travelled the length and breadth of the country reaching new audiences with his unique brand of physical dance and parkour

George breaks new ground for other dancers with learning difficulties. As a finalist in the National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with National Lottery funding, George has fought off competition from over 700 organisations. The work presented is received as art first and foremost, with no allowance made for George's learning disability.

We wish George the best of luck in the awards. To find out more about the awards and to vote click here.

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To find out more about this year's Expressions, which showcases the exciting new work of talented disabled dancers, click here.
 

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