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Drishti Bodhraj Premprakashi

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The Photo Project Shows The Will Power Of Wheelchair Dancers

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  •  August 27, 2016


People with disabilities are often told that they won’t be able to achieve much in life. Well, the same people will change your POVs once and for all.

Dancers with disabilities are taking part in a photography exhibition to prove to the world that anyone can dance. They want others to be able to say, ‘Yes, I can.’

A project called 11 Million Reasons, was started by the People Dancing charity, to “positively profile” deaf and disabled dancers, and “desegregate” them from anyone else who can dance.

All the dancers were photographed recreating famous dance moves like Gene Kelly singing in the rain or Moira Shearer as a ballerina in The Red Shoes and of course, the famous lift from Dirty Dancing.

“I didn’t have any confidence,” says wheelchair dancer, Stephen. “I wouldn’t speak to anyone, and I certainly wouldn’t have done this.”

“All people can dance. Even people in wheelchairs can dance,” says Luke.

Photographed by Sean Goldthorpe, the exhibition has already been viewed in Leicester, Gloucester and Valencia. It will soon appear at London’s Southbank Centre, Glasgow’s Gathered Together Festival and Doing Things Differently, in Bristol, in September.


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