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COVID-19 has been monumentally hard-hitting to so many communities all over the world as isolation has taken its toll. It can only be imagined how displaced communities have managed at such a time, and it’s a subject close to Ellen Hathaway Dance Company’s heart. The emerging dance company seek to integrate communities through dance, with much of their work taking place alongside refugees and asylum seekers.

While lockdowns and restrictions have affected EHDC as much as anyone, the company have still managed to create opportunities and ways in which people can connect and tell their stories, resulting in their feature length documentary Most Free.

The documentary follows Ellen Hathaway on her investigation into dance and community. Ellen has experienced first-hand the lasting effects of conflict in communities and was made particularly aware of the global crisis of forced displacement when working in Israel and Lebanon. The documentary itself features interviews with a resettled Syrian family living in Blackpool, local and international dance artists and members of the public, resulting in a piece of work which studies how integration and connectivity is more important than ever.

Ellen Hathaway Dance Company’s documentary, Most Free, will premiere on 2nd April. Tickets for the premiere are available here


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