aboutNOWish is a budding collective making interactive dance and music for young children and young people with disabilities. Driven by a love of contemporary dance and music, the aboutNOWish team aim to provide inspiring environments in which young people can experience sound and movement in a non-threatening and magical surrounding. Their first show Under Foot has been awarded Arts Council Of England funding to tour in Autumn 2015, visiting theatres, special schools and community spaces.
Director - Laura Street
Laura Street trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and furthered her training in New York City at Alvin Ailey Studios, Cunningham Studios and Perridance Center. She has worked with many companies and artists throughout her career and formed a specialty in working with young children and children with disabilities through her work with Travelling Light Theatre Company and Oily Cart Theatre Company. Her work at Oily Cart Theatre had a profound effect on her career and was inspired to create Under Foot after the encouragement of Tim Webb MBE Artistic Director. She a very experienced teacher and specialises in continued professional development (CPD) workshops, early years creative dance classes and mother and baby classes. She is currently leading for Choices for You (adults with learning disabilities charity in South Gloucestershire) and the ICIA at The University of Bath leading on their 'Create' and 'Make' workshops.
Producer - Lucy Howell
Lucy is a producer, dancer and yoga practitioner based in Bath. She has worked as a community dance artist and project coordinator since 2001 and moved into full time producing in 2010. Lucy is a graduate of the Laban Center, London and specialises in working with people with additional needs.
Musical Director - Joe Wright
Joe Wright is an award winning saxophonist and electronic musician working around the UK as an improviser, sound designer, composer and musical director. He is currently a full time PhD student at Birmingham Conservatoire, a member of the electro-acoustic improv trio duck-rabbit, performs improvised solo saxophone sets, and works as the Musical Director of the children's music & movement company aboutNOWish. All of his musical activities centre around presenting improvisation and textural sound to different audiences in various settings.